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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 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 | Mapdad and daughter fishing
  • 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.

See also:

  • 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.

  • Fish Recipes
    Want to eat your catch? Make something delicious with any of these tried and true recipes from our own anglers