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It's Free Fishing Weekend in Colorado

The annual event is a great time for anglers of all ages to fish without a license.

DENVER — Get out the fishing rods! It's Free Fishing Weekend in Colorado.

In the annual event this weekend, June 5 and 6, anglers of all ages can go fishing without a license. It's a great way to get outside with family and friends and take advantage of the state's opportunities to fish for cold- and warm-water species, according to Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW).

Not an expert angler? No problem. CPW has resources to help those interested in fishing throughout the state. For instance, the agency has a map here with 101 family-friendly fishing sites.

Some fishing spots on the map in the Denver metro area with easily accessible shores that are great for kids are Bear Creek Reservoir, City Park Lake in Denver and Quincy Reservoir.

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CPW also offers an interactive map showing where people can fish in Colorado, weekly fishing report from lakes across the state and a stocking report.

After Sunday, anglers need a license to fish in Colorado. Licenses can be purchased online, at any CPW office or from more than 600 sales agents across the state. For more information, call 800-244-5613 or visit this website.

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