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Let’s go fishin’!

Courtesy of Vermont Fish & Wildlife

Cast a line! Vermont’s annual, statewide free fishing day is Saturday, June 11. No license required.

Fishing free for all in Vermont on Saturday, June 11

This year Vermont’s annual, statewide summer free fishing day coincides with the opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season on Saturday, June 11. Both residents and nonresidents can fish for the day without a license.

“Whether you’re an avid angler or someone looking to try the sport out for the first time, Vermont is the place to be,” said Louis Porter, commissioner of Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “From its renowned bass, pike, panfish and trout fishing, to great fishing for a range of non-traditional species, Vermont has it all.”

Along with free fishing day, the department offers a range of other opportunities and resources for those new to the sport, as well as for nonresidents looking to fish in Vermont for the first time. Instructional guides and information on the basics of fishing, family-friendly fishing opportunities and fish stocking schedules can all be found under the fish section at www.vtfishandwildlife.com.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife has also teamed up with Vermont state parks to offer the Reel Fun Vermont program at 12 state parks across the state. The program provides loaner tackle kits and fishing clinics, free of charge, to anyone interested in fishing at a Vermont state park.

For more information visit www.vtfishandwildlife.com/fish.

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