Vermont Free Ice Fishing Day 2017

Vermont Free Ice Fishing Day 2017

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If you’ve always wanted to try ice fishing but never got around to it, Vermont Fish & Wildlife is offering a “FREE ICE FISHING DAY” on the last Saturday in January.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 is Vermont’s free ice fishing day – a day when anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license.

Vermont Ice Fishing Festival

To celebrate the Vermont Free Ice Fishing Day the Department is holding a 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.

WHERE: Hoyts Landing, Springfield, VT get directions

WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm


11:00 am – Registration Opens

11:00 am to 3:00 pm – Fun Family Activities

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

Plus enjoy a fish fry and cocoa (bring your own mug if you can)! Warming huts will be available to keep you comfortable.

Bring your own ice fishing equipment or you can borrow ours.

Pre-register now to avoid long lines at registration and get in the “fast pass” lane for ice fishing!

pre-register now

For more information, contact Nicole Meier ( by email or call 802-318-1347.


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