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Oklahoma City Offers Free Fishing Days

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Oklahoma City will celebrate National Fishing Week in June by letting anglers cast their lines for free at several lakes and city parks.

During the weekend of June 2 and 3, the city will allow people to fish its "close to home" fishing waters without purchasing a state fishing permit or city fishing license. The "close to home" waters include:

Lake Hefner

Lake Overholser

Lake Stanley Draper

Crystal Lake, 6625 S.W. 15th Street

Dolese Youth Park Pond, N.W. 50th and Meridian

Edwards Park Pond, 1515 N. Bryant

Kids' Lake, 3200 W. Wilshire Blvd.

Oklahoma River (wetland basins between N.E. 10th Street and N.W. 10th Street bridges)

Route 66 Park wetlands, 3350 West Overholser Drive

South Lakes Regional Park (east pond only), 4302 S.W. 119th Street

Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge, N.W. 50th Street and Stinchcomb Road

Zoo Lake, 2101 N.E. 50th Street

"'Free Fishing Days' provides anglers of all levels of experience to explore our local fishing waters," said Oklahoma City fisheries biologist Bob Martin. "We work hard to keep our lakes and "close to home" waters well stocked to anglers don't have to leave the city limits to fish."

The free fishing days are sponsored by the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department and Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

All anglers are required to follow state and city fishing regulations. On days other than June 2 and 3, fishing permits are required for people ages 16 to 62. Daily permits are $3.50, and annual permits are $18. Annual permits expire one year after they're issued.

Learn more about Oklahoma fishing regulations

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