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Free Fishing Days for Father's Day Weekend at Hidden Lakes Trout Farm

Event information

Date: Friday, June 14, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Lakes Trout Farm at Hidden Oaks Preserve

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An adult helping a child with is fishing pole while standing along a shoreline. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

This ongoing program will run from Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 16. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Take advantage of the free fishing weekend sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Now’s your chance to fish without a license. Hidden Lakes is offering added incentives to get you out. On Friday, grab a free container of nightcrawlers, Saturday you can pick up a free promo item, and on Sunday enjoy a tasty treat – candy, chips or ice cream. Let’s not forget about the fathers out there! All dads who visit the Tackle Box on Sunday can help themselves to any of the abovementioned items!

Fishing poles are also available to rent for free courtesy of IDNR. State fishing rules and regulations apply. 

Event requirements

No registration required.

Hidden Lakes Trout Farm has paved accessible trails leaving from the parking lot. The shoreline fishing area is on natural surfaces over uneven terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.