If a lack of a license has been an impediment to get a fishing with a kid, here’s your chance: Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend, which runs Friday through Sunday. People 16 years or older (who normally need a license) only can fish without one provided they’re with someone 15 or younger. The weekend is part of the DNR’s effort to recruit new anglers. But it’s far from the only opportunity for newbies. The agency throughout the summer holds a wide variety of fishing events — Intro to Trout Fishing events at Whitewater State Park, Kids’ Fishing Frenzy Fridays at Lake Carlos State Park, and Fishing 101 at Father Hennepin State Park, among others — aimed at youth and families. Find more details at mndnr.gov/events.

JOE ALBERT