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Join us Saturday at the Grand Isle Fishing Festival

Join us Saturday at the Grand Isle Fishing Festival Montpelier Vermont


posted at 3:02 pm Tue Jun 10th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

WHAT: Free Fishing Day and Grand Isle Fishing Festival, Grand Isle, VT
Anyone, residents and nonresidents, may fish without a license on Free Fishing Day ... anywhere in Vermont. It's a great opportunity to get out together as a family or with friends to learn more about Vermont's great fishing opportunities.

Adults annually bring several hundred kids to the Grand Isle Fishing Festival where many youngsters will have a first-time fishing experience.

WHEN: Sat., June 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Isle Fish Culture Station (fish hatchery), next to the Ferry Landing off Rt 314

WHO: As many as 500 or more people, families with little kids, will be learning about fishing and fishing for big trout in a pond at the hatchery. Volunteer instructors and Vermont Fish and Wildlife staff will be teaching how to cast, how to tie knots, fish species identification, how to clean fish, and more. Fish culture program chief Adam Miller will be there for interviews (cell phone above).

BACKGROUND INFO:

  • Vermont has the greatest variety of high quality freshwater fishing in the Northeast. More than 280 public lakes and 7,000 miles of streams are home to over 20 different fish species.

  • Anglers spend more than $131 million in Vermont annually, according to the 2011 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation.

  • Number of anglers: In 2013, more than 118,000 fishing licenses were purchased by 79,814 residents and 38,204 nonresidents.

  • Fishing is a fantastic way to make good memories that will last a lifetime with family members and friends. Be sure to take someone fishing on Free Fishing Day. A Free Ice Fishing Day will be held January 25, 2015.

  • To learn more about Vermont's fantastic fishing opportunities and to help plan your Vermont fishing trip this fall, contact the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and ask for a "Vermont Fishing Kit." You also can reach Fish & Wildlife by phone at (802) 828-1000 or via their Web Site at vtfishandwildlife.com

    Relevant Address(es):
    Grand Isle, VT 05458 (Set as Local)
    Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

  • Related Businesses
    Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
    Montpelier
    14.2 miles

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