Fayetteville offers free fishing at both city lakes this weekend

The nature trail at Lake Sequoyah features several spur trails to the lake, perfect for fishing.

Photo: Caroline Bauman, Fayetteville Flyer

Residents who don’t already have annual fishing passes can fish for free this weekend at both city-owned lakes.

Free fishing is available Oct. 10-11 at Lake Fayetteville, 1330 E. Lake Fayetteville Road, and Lake Sequoyah, 6608 E. Lake Sequoyah Drive.

The promotion is one of two annual free fishing weekends offered by the city to promote and encourage use of each lake. Boating permits and state fishing licenses are still required.

For more information, call Lake Fayetteville Marina at 479-444-3476 or Lake Sequoyah Marina at 479-444-3475.

Permit fees at Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah

Daily and annual fishing and boating permits can be purchased at the marina offices during business hours. Lakes are open throughout the year from sunrise to sunset. Each lake is closed on Thanksgiving Day and from Dec. 24 through Jan. 14.

Annual boating and fishing (65 and older and veterans) – $40
Annual boating and fishing (16-64) – $50

Daily boating and fishing (65 and older and veterans) – $5
Daily boating and fishing (16-64) – $6

Annual fishing/use (65 and older and veterans) – $20
Annual fishing/use (16-64) – $30

Daily fishing/use (65 and older and veterans) $2
Daily fishing/use (16-64) $3
Daily fishing/use (under 16 with permitted adult) Free

Daily non-motorized boating – $3
Annual non-motorized boating – $20

Annual boat stall (Fayetteville resident) – $250
Annual boat stall (Non-Fayetteville resident) – $350

Source: City of Fayetteville