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Free Fishing events next weekend in Taylor, Russell

Free Fishing Weekend, an annual statewide event since at least 1992, offers Kentucky residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a license or permit. Size and creel limits on the number of fish that anglers may keep still apply. Additionally, anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend. Among over a dozen events scheduled statewide are kid-friendly events at Wolf Creek Dam and Green River Lake State Park.

Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby, Saturday, June 4 at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, 50 Kendall Road, Jamestown. Fishing from 9amCT to 3pmCT. Staggered fishing times for ages 5-15, starting with ages 5-6. Anglers should bring their own fish tackle. Fly rods will not be permitted. Kids fishing pool for ages 1-4 from 9amCT to noon, with fishing rods provided. The hatchery is located 12 miles south of Jamestown off U.S. 127. Call the hatchery at (270) 343-3797 or go online to for more information.

Kids Outdoor Day, Saturday, June 4 at Green River Lake State Park, 179 Park Office Road, Campbellsville. Fishing from 9amET to 3pmET Limited fishing equipment will be available, but anglers are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Free T-shirts for kids while supplies last. Events will include fishing, archery, BB gun shooting, nature hikes, trap shooting, boating, game calling and more. Lunch provided. Call (270) 465-8255 for more information.

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