Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? Now we have found that excuse for you: a "Free Ice Fishing Day" on the last Saturday in January.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 is Vermont’s next free ice fishing day - a day when anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license.
Not Sure How? - No Problem!
Come to our FREE Ice Fishing Festival! Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff will be there to help everyone, young and old, learn how to enjoy this unique and popular type of fishing.
When: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
- 11:00 am - Registration Opens
- 11:00 am to 3:00 pm - Fun Family Activities
This year, Fish & Wildlife staff and Let's Go Fishing volunteers will help new ice anglers learn the basics of winter ice fishing with stations including:
- Ice Fishing Gear Explained
- Hole Drilling Demos
- Tip-up Techniques
- Using a Rod and Jig
- Ice Safety
- Fish Identification and Regulations Explained
- Knot-tying Know-how and tackle craft
Plus enjoy a fish fry and cocoa (bring your own mug if you can)!
Pre-register now to avoid long lines at registration and get in the "fast pass" lane for ice fishing!