MISSOURI — A great summer activities for people of all ages is fishing. Normally is required to go fishing in Missouri. For two days only, the Missouri Department of Conservation is waiving this rule to help get you and your family out on the lake.

In a news release, MDC announced that June 10 and 11 will be Free Fishing Days. This allows anyone in the state without a fishing permit, trout permit, or trout park daily tag.

This even encourages people to explore all of the fishing opportunities that Missouri has to offer. With more than a million acres of surface water, you won’t have to go very far. A quick search on the MDC website shows there are 76 available public fishing areas just within 50 miles of Carrollton.

MDC reminds anglers that other rules and regulation are in effect during the Free Fishing Days. Visit short.mdc.mo.gov/Z3C for the 2017 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations

Using the app powered by MDC can also help those new to fishing. The app shows places to fish, access regulation information, an easy reference for fish identification, and much more.

The MO Fishing mobile app is available on Google Play on the Apple App Store for free.

For more information on Free Fishing Days, visit www.mdc.mo.gov.