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Did you know? All Ohio residents can fish at hundreds of public fishing locations without a license on Father's Day weekend, June 15th and 16th.

Come by Ottawa NWR's Visitor Center on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am to 4:00pm to learn more about the Fishing Line Recycling Bin Program run by Partners for Clean Streams. They will be handing out a few Personal Fishing Line Bins to anglers! Additionally, there will be fishing related crafts and activities for kids throughout the day. Between 10:00am and 2:00pm, you can learn to be a fish biologist with an Aquatic Ecology & Fisheries scientist! Check out a fishing pole and learn how to collect data on different fish species or complete a Junior Ranger Angler workbook. Saturday's events are free, and registration is not required.

Join Park Rangers from Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, June 16th for an introduction to fishing to celebrate Ohio's Fish for Free Weekend! Participants will learn how to rig a fishing pole, navigate a tackle box, fish safely, and generally get comfortable recreating outside. Ages second grade and up. Call 419-313-3233 with questions and for registration (required). Tackle boxes, fishing poles, and bait are provided. This program is free and will be held at the fishing pond in front of the Visitor Center at Ottawa NWR.
Partners for Clean Streams Inc. is striving for abundant open space and a high quality natural environment; adequate floodwater storage capacities and flourishing wildlife; stakeholders who take local ownership in their resources; and rivers, streams and lakes that are clean, clear and safe