The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold its annual free fishing days at parks throughout the state, including Roaring River State Park, on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Fishing hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Free fishing days give area residents and visitors an opportunity to try fishing at a state park without purchasing a permit. No permits or daily tags are required during the annual event.
Normal regulations, such as size and daily limits, do apply during the free fishing days. Those regulations include the following:
* Anglers must keep their trout separate at all times and identified with their name and address.
* The daily limit is four. Anglers cannot continue to fish for any species in the park after obtaining four trout. The possession limit is eight trout.
* Brown trout must be equal or greater than 15 inches in length. There is no length limit on rainbow trout.
* Only one pole or rod can be used by each angler.
* Gigging, snaring and snagging are not permitted.
* The use of game fish for bait is prohibited. Chumming is also prohibited.
* No trout may be possessed in catch-and-release areas.