Vermont Free Ice Fishing Day 2017

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Vermont free ice fishing day will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017. On free ice fishing day, anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license.

To celebrate the state’s free ice fishing day, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VFWD) will host a free ice fishing festival at Hoyts Landing near Springfield. The event will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. VFWD staff will be available to help participants learn about ice fishing.

This year, Fish & Wildlife staff and Let’s Go Fishing volunteers will help new ice anglers learn the basics of winter ice fishing with stations including:
Ice Fishing Gear Explained
Tip-up Techniques
Using a Rod and Jig
Fish Identification Game
Knot-tying Know-how and tackle craft

Anglers can enjoy a fish fry and cocoa (bring your own mug if you can) Warming huts will be available to keep you comfortable. Participants are encouraged to pre-register to avoid long lines at registration and get in the “fast pass” lane for ice fishing.? For more information, contact Nicole Meier ( by email or call 802-318-1347.

source: Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department