Sen. MacGregor encourages residents to take advantage of free fishing this weekend

Sen. Peter MacGregor

Sen. Peter MacGregor

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter MacGregor reminded 28th Senate District residents that the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) biannual free fishing weekend is this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10.

“The Great Lakes State is blessed with abundant lakes, rivers and streams that provide world-class fishing opportunities,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford. “I encourage west Michiganders to get out and take advantage of those opportunities this weekend with some free fishing with family and friends.”

The DNR program enables residents and nonresidents to fish without a license on these two days for all species on all waters, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Entry into state public boating access sites, state parks and recreation areas is also free of charge.

Since 1986, Michigan has celebrated the free weekend as a way to promote awareness of the state’s vast aquatic resources and to give families a great chance to pass along the joy of fishing to the next generation.

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