Series of free fishing clinics to be offered statewide
July 10-17—STATEWIDE—A week full of fishing fun is just around the corner as Vermont State Parks and Vermont Fish & Wildlife will be hosting “Reel Fun Week” from July 10-17 at state parks throughout Vermont.
“Reel Fun Week is new for 2017 and is intended to celebrate the great fishing at many of Vermont’s state parks while also providing a series of free instructional clinics to help people of all ages get started in the sport of fishing,” said Chris Adams, information specialist with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “Often a lack of equipment or know-how can be hurdles for entry into fishing, and Reel Fun Week eliminates those barriers by providing both equipment and instruction. All you have to do is show up and have fun, it’s that easy.”
The “Reel Fun Week” educational fishing clinics will be taught by staff from Vermont Fish & Wildlife, as well as certified instructors from the Let’s Go Fishing program.
The clinics will cover the basics of fishing including tackle selection, knot tying, casting, fish habitat and fish identification, fishing regulations and more.
All clinics are free and open to people of all ages, and loaner equipment and tackle will be provided or participants may bring their own fishing equipment.
“Reel Fun Week” is a component of the “Reel Fun Vermont” program which was created in 2015 and provides park visitors with free, loaner fishing equipment to use at any of the participating state parks.
For more information visit vtstateparks.com or vtfishandwildlife.com.
“Reel Fun Week” fishing clinics will be held at the following state parks on the listed dates and times.
Lake Bomoseen State Park, July 13, 10 a.m.
Emerald Lake State Park, July 10, 3 p.m.
Lake Elmore State Park, July 10, 10 a.m.
Gifford Woods State Park, July 14, 10 a.m.
Grand Isle State Park, July 11, 11 a.m.
Button Bay State Park, July 12, 10 a.m.
Stillwater State Park, July 13, 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m.
Little River State Park, July 11, 1:30 p.m.
Branbury State Park, July 11, 10 a.m.
Silver Lake State Park, July 11, 10 a.m.
Half Moon Pond State Park, July 15, 10 a.m.
Lake St. Catherine State Park, July 14, 1:30 p.m.
Brighton State Park, July 13, 11 a.m.
Camp Plymouth State Park, July 12, 3 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Vermont State Parks
July 10-17 is “Reel Fun Week” in 18 Vermont State Parks celebrating and teaching the sport of fishing. Free fishing clinics will be offered along with free loaner equipment.