Over Three Dozen Kids Fishing Events Scheduled For May & June In Vermont
Over three dozen children’s fishing events are scheduled for May and June throughout Vermont, offering the opportunity for kids and families to enjoy the sport of fishing as well as the state’s natural resources.
“Fishing is a wonderful way for families and friends to take in Vermont’s great outdoors and spend time with each other,” said Ali Thomas, education manager with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. “Between several educational programs run by Vermont Fish & Wildlife, and an assortment of kids fishing derbies and clinics hosted by local organizations across the state, there is tons of fishing fun to be had in the coming weeks.”
One of the more popular programs is “Let’s Go Fishing” (LGF), which uses trained volunteer instructors to teach and encourage young people and their families about fishing. The instructors teach basic fishing skills, how to use different types of tackle, the importance of good aquatic habitat, fishing ethics and fishing regulations.
Free LGF clinics are found throughout the state during any time of the year. For a complete list of LGF clinics, visit the “Fishing Events and Programs” page at www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
Reel Fun Vermont
Vermont Fish & Wildlife also has a “Children’s Fishing Program” providing kids with the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience at locally organized events. Organizers of these events often include charitable, community, or non-profit groups such as fire departments, fish and game clubs, Rotary and Lions clubs, town recreation committees, 4-H clubs, and scouts groups, among others. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department provides eight-to-ten-inch stocked trout for the program.
A complete list of the children’s fishing events is updated periodically onthe “Fishing Events and Programs” page at www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
Additionally, for the third consecutive year, Vermont Fish & Wildlife and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation are teaming up to enhance fishing opportunities and experiences at Vermont State Parks through the “Reel Fun” initiative. The program provides free fishing rods and tackle to state park visitors for loan to use at 18 different Vermont State Parks.
To buy a fishing license or learn more about fishing in Vermont, visit www.vtfishandwildlife.com.
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