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Free Fishing Days for Father's Day Weekend at Monee Reservoir

Event information

Date: Friday, June 14, 2024

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-9303

Location: Monee Reservoir

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Two people sitting on benches on a shoreline with fishing poles set up. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

This ongoing program runs from Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 16. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources sponsors one weekend each summer to sample fishing without requiring a fishing license, and here’s the bonus — it’s Father’s Day weekend! Dad gets a container of bait on the house and a small gift. House fishing poles are available free on loan. Regular fishing limits apply.

Event requirements

No registration required.

Shoreline fishing areas and sidewalks are accessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.


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