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Free Fishing Day Ice Fishing Festival

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Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? Now we have found that excuse for you: a “FREE ICE FISHING DAY” on the fourth Saturday in January.

Saturday, January 25, 2014 is Vermont’s new free ice fishing day - a day when anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license.

Not Sure How? - NO PROBLEM!
We've partnered with the Pros of VT Sportsman.com to help you and your family learn to ice fish at our FREE Ice Fishing Festival. Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff will be there to help everyone, young and old, learn how to enjoy this unique and popular type of fishing. Plus, some of Vermont's best ice anglers will be particpating in a tournament in the morning and then sticking around to share their skills and know-how with you in the afternoon.

WHERE: Larrabee Point Fishing Access Area on Lake Champlain in Shoreham, Vermont

WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 1:00 pm - Registration Opens
  • 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Fun Family Activities
    • Minnow Races
    • Ice Fishing Gear Explained
    • Tip-up Stations and Underwater Cameras
    • Fish Identification Game
    • Knot-tying Know-how
    • Fish Fry
  • 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm -
    Watch the Pros Weigh-in Their Catch
  • 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -
    Kids Fishing Clinic and PRIZES!

Food and warming huts will be available to keep you comfortable. And, we'll supply all the equipment you'll need for a fun day on the ice.

For more information, contact Nicole Corrao by calling 802-318-1347 or emailing (Nicole.Corrao@state.vt.us).


Thanks to all our sponsors:

VT Sportsman.com • CLAM • Noble Ace Hardware - Rutland • HT Enterprises, Inc. • Makiplastic.com •
Mr. Heater • Dockside Outdoor Supply • Yaktrax

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