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Vt. Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8

VERMONT’S FREE FISHING Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, this year. If you’ve ever had an interest, this is the day to try it out for free. Photo by Dan Lovell, VTF&W

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 8 this year, and it will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season.

Free Fishing Day gives resident and nonresident anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the day in Vermont lakes and streams.

Free Fishing Day in Vermont also will be celebrated at the “Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival,” to be held at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station at 14 Bell Hill Road in Grand Isle.  The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Designed for young or novice anglers and families, this event offers basic fishing instruction and the chance for kids to catch big trout in a hatchery pond. No prior fishing experience is needed, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife will be supplying fishing rods, reels and bait for use by participants.

Vermont’s regular bass season also opens on June 8, marking the start of some of the best bass fishing action in the northeast. The season opens each year on the second Saturday in June and extends through the last day of November. 

To learn more about fishing in Vermont or to purchase a fishing license, visit www.vtfishandwildlife.com.

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