MONTPELIER, Vt – Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has 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 without a fishing license.
Begin your Ice Fishing adventure by completing a fishing tutorial offered by the Klingon Ice Fishing Master on the shore of the frozen lake. Captains who complete the tutorial will be given a free ice fishing gauntlet to use in the event. More exotic and limited versions of the ice fishing gauntlet will be available for purchase in the Winter Store.
“We worked with the Legislature to create a free ice fishing day to encourage individuals, friends and families to get out and try one of the most popular fishing methods enjoyed in Vermont,” said Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry.