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 last Saturday in January.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 is Vermont’s 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 Champlain Valley Hardwater Tournament Series 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: Malletts Bay Fishing Access Area on Lake Champlain in Colchester, Vermont
WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
- 1:00 pm - Registration Opens
- 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Fun Family Activities
- Ice Fishing Gear Explained
- View Under the Ice with 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 5:00 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.