The celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week includes Free Fishing Weekend. Kentucky anglers may fish June 6 - 7 without a fishing license or a trout permit. All fishing regulations such as minimum size limits and daily creel limits remain in effect during Free Fishing Weekend.
This year, National Fishing and Boating Week brings begins June 6 and ends June 14. The celebrations aim to bring new people into fishing, boating and other water-related recreation.
**Captain Myra Minton of the law enforcement division of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will host a Kids Fishing Derby across KY 245 at the Jim Beam Distillery at Clermont, Kentucky from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6.
**Conservation Officer Scott Herndon will host a kids fishing event at the Taylorsville Lake tailwater below Taylorsville Lake Dam from 8 a.m. to noon on June 6
No registration is required for both of these free events.
**The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will also host the 23rd Annual Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby on June 6 at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and creek, located just below Wolf Creek Dam on Lake Cumberland. The free event is for kids 1 to 15 years of age. Registration for the free fishing derby begins at 8 a.m. Central time. Participants must bring their own fishing tackle.