Explore Fishing In Marshfield – Free Fishing, Kids Tournament, and Places to Fish

Though Marshfield lacks any large lakes or rivers, there are still some great spots in the area to fish, especially for families with children who are still learning or anyone new to fishing.
This weekend, The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to head outdoors for the 11th annual Free Fun Weekend happening June 3-4, 2023. State park admission fees, fishing licenses, and trail passes are waived for all Wisconsin residents and non-residents.
Also happening this weekend, kids can enter a tournament at the Wildwood Zoo Upper Pond, hosted by the Marshfield Lions Club on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission is only $1 and prizes will be distributed to everyone.
Other times In Wisconsin during fishing season, kids 15 years of age and under can always fish without a license. Fishing licenses for older kids and adults can be purchased online through the DNR’s Go Wild site, or in person at the following Marshfield retail stores:
A general fishing license will cost Wisconsin residents $20 annually, or if you’re a first-time buyer, only $5 for the first year. For more information about fishing license requirements in the state of Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin DNR Website.

With favorable weather conditions ahead, now is the time to get out and enjoy some of these local fishing holes.

Hamus Nature Preserve & Recreation Area

201 Wilderness View Drive
North Side of Marshfield
Enjoy fishing in the Windmill Pond in this 32-acre nature preserve full of walking trails, flowers, picnic tables, and shelter. A handicap-accessible fishing pier is available. Feed the fish for a nickel from the dispenser located on the pier.

North Wood County Park
7500 Park Ln, Arpin

Minutes South of Marshfield
Spot fish lounging by the shore of the Yellow River in this picturesque county park, a favorite for camping and other recreational activities.

Wildwood Zoo Upper Pond

608 W 17th St.
South Side of Marshfield
This expansive pond is home to the annual Lions Fishing Contest every year during Dairyfest. Choose a spot along the rocky shore or fish from the large pier near the observation tower.