Free Fishing Day and Grand Isle Fishing Festival

Day and boy fishing from boat

Vermont's annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8, and it will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle.

Free Fishing Day – June 8, 2019

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 8, 2019

  • WHERE: Ed Weed Fish Culture Station, 14 Bell Hill Road, Grand Isle | Map
  • WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration closes at 2:00 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.

See also:

  • Reel Fun Vermont Fishing Program
    The program provides loaner tackle kits and fishing clinics, free of charge, to anyone interested in fishing at one of the 12 participating Vermont State Parks.
  • 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.
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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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