Can kids fish for free in Indiana?
Don’t forget to obtain the proper licenses before heading out to the water. Children 17 years of age or younger do not need a license to fish Indiana’s public waters (regardless of whether they are residents or non-residents), but you will need one.
Can you fish in Indiana without a license?
A fishing license is required if you are planning to fish in public lakes, streams, rivers or boundary waters in the State. If you are planning to fish for trout or salmon in Indiana, there are special license regulations that you need to follow, including the purchase of a trout/salmon stamp.
Who is exempt from fishing license in Indiana?
A fishing license and trout and salmon stamp are NOT required for individuals under the age of 18 or for Indiana residents who were born before April 1, 1943. Anglers born before April 1, 1943 should carry their driver’s license or other identification verifying their age and residency.