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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 10, 2022 – Women are invited to fish for free Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bennett Spring State Park’s Women’s Free Fishing Day.

From 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m., there will be no license or daily tag fee for women or girls. Women can pick up their free daily trout tag at the park store on the evening of Sept. 23 or any time during the day of the event.

During the event, a part of the park’s Zone 2 and Zone 3 fishing areas will be reserved for female anglers. Volunteers will be available to assist anglers throughout the day. Members of the Bennett Spring Fly Tying Group will host live fly-tying demonstrations. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing equipment.

The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Bennett Spring State Park Store and the Bennett Spring Fly Tying Group.

Bennett Spring State Park is located at 26250 Highway 64A in Lebanon. For more information, call the Bennett Spring Hatchery at 417-532-4418 or email Hatchery Manager Ben Havens at

For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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