Vermont's annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 10, and it will be highlighted by a FREE family fishing festival in Grand Isle.
Free Fishing Day – June 10, 2023
Vermont's Free Fishing Day gives both resident and nonresident anglers the opportunity to go fishing in Vermont for the day without a license.
Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival – June 10, 2023
- WHERE: Ed Weed Fish Culture Station, 14 Bell Hill Road, Grand Isle | Map
- WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- WHAT: Designed for young anglers and families, this exciting event offers basic fishing instruction and the chance for kids to catch big trout in the hatchery pond. No prior fishing experience is needed and Vermont Fish & Wildlife will be supplying fishing rods, reels and bait for use by participants.
For more information call 802-372-3171.
Beginner's Basic Angler Videos
Here are a series of videos to help new anglers get started learning how to fish in open water.
Fishing Close to Home – Chittenden County
Lake Champlain, Winooski and Lamoille rivers, and many other ponds and streams in the county offer fun and exciting angling opportunities.
Family Fishing Hot Spots
Vermont has family-friendly fishing locations across the state where kids can take their parents fishing and have an excellent chance of catching fish using simple techniques.
Want to eat your catch? Make something delicious with any of these tried and true recipes from our own anglers