Vermont’s Free Fishing Day is June 9

Saturday, June 9, is Vermont’s Free Fishing Day—the one day in the year when residents and nonresidents may go fishing without a fishing license.  It’s a great opportunity to take the family fishing and create memories to last a lifetime.

Vermont has 284 lakes and over 7,000 miles of clear streams offering the greatest variety of high quality fresh water fishing in the Northeast, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.  Finding a place to fish in Vermont is easy, but the department also hosts a special event especially for kids on Free Fishing Day in Grand Isle.
The “Grand Isle Fishing Festival” will be held from 9 am to 3 pm on June 9 at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station in Grand Isle.  Designed for young anglers, this free event offers basic fishing instruction and the chance for kids to catch big trout in a pond next to the hatchery.
To find out more about Vermont’s great fishing opportunities and to plan your fishing trip, contact the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (802-241-3700) and ask for a copy of their “Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Laws and Guide.”  You can also email them at or discover more from their website (
While there, check their new interactive page about Family Friendly Fishing spots:

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