WATERBURY, VT – Youngsters grow up fast. What memories will you
be able to share with them? Chances are they won’t remember their
best day of watching television, but take them fishing and you’ll
make memories you can share for a lifetime. Saturday, June 11 is
Free Fishing Day in Vermont this year, and it is an excellent
opportunity to give fishing a try.
Children who are fourteen or younger can fish free all year long,
but Free Fishing Day is the one day in the year when all residents
and nonresidents may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing
license. Special events to help young and old learn the basics
about fishing will be held June 11th in Grand Isle, Poultney and St
The “Grand Isle Fishing Festival” will be held from 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle.
Designed especially for youngsters, this event offers basic fishing
instruction and the chance for kids to catch big trout in a pond
next to the hatchery.
A “Let’s Go Fishing” clinic is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 1:00
p.m. at Lake St. Catherine State Park in Poultney. Contact
Joel.Flewelling@state.vt.us for additional information.
A “Let’s Go Fishing” clinic will be held 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
at Kill Kare State Park in St. Albans. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
But you don’t have to wait until then. There’s plenty of fine
fishing to be found throughout the state in the next few weeks. You
can find a family-friendly place to take kids fishing on the
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website
(www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Click on “Fishing” and then “Family
“Vermont offers many opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors
while fishing with family and friends,” said Vermont Fish and
Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry. “We’ve asked our experts, our
fishery biologists, to compile this list of family-friendly fishing
opportunities. We’ve chosen locations where people can go fishing
and have an excellent chance of catching some fish using simple
techniques.” All the destinations provide opportunities to fish
from shore, and at some you can rent a boat or launch your own.
Just click on any of the locations listed on the map to learn more
about what fishing opportunities await you and your family.
Additional “Kids Fishing Events” being held around the state this
spring are listed on Fish and Wildlife’s website.
To find out more about Vermont’s great fishing opportunities and to
plan your fishing trip, contact the Vermont Fish and Wildlife
Department, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-0501 (Tel.
802-241-3700) and ask for a copy of their “Hunting, Fishing &
Trapping Laws and Guide.” You can also email them at
email@example.com or discover more from their website