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May 30, 2012

Vermont’s Free Fishing Day is Sat., June 9

If you’ve been looking for a good excuse to give fishing a try, here it is! Saturday, June 9, is Vermont’s Free Fishing Day -- the one day in the year when residents and nonresidents may go fishing in the Green Mountain State without a fishing license.

Fishing is a quiet, relaxing way to enjoy Vermont’s scenic outdoors with many accompanying benefits. There’s the opportunity to catch-and-release, or take home for dinner, a variety of fish, including trout, salmon, bass, perch, and northern pike as well as other species. Almost invariably you will see wildlife while fishing in Vermont. A bald eagle or osprey soaring overhead is an experience you will always remember. Whether you get out there alone or take friends or family, a good day of fishing makes memories that will last a lifetime.

Vermont has 284 lakes and over 7,000 miles of clear streams offering the greatest variety of high quality fresh water fishing in the Northeast, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Finding a place to fish in Vermont is easy, but the department also hosts a special event especially for kids on Free Fishing Day in Grand Isle.

The “Grand Isle Fishing Festival” will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Free Fishing Day at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle. Designed for young anglers, this free event offers basic fishing instruction and the chance for kids to catch big trout in a pond next to the hatchery.

To find out more about Vermont's great fishing opportunities and to plan your fishing trip, contact the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (Tel. 802-241-3700) and ask for a copy of their “Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Laws and Guide.” You can also email them at or discover more from their website (

While there, check their new interactive page about Family Friendly Fishing spots:

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: May 30, 2012 14:27:29