Fish for free without a license on Saturday in Vermont

June 12, 2021 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Don’t have a fishing license in Vermont? No problem.

On Saturday, anglers can fish for free without a license in the state’s lakes and rivers during Vermont’s annual free fishing day.

Saturday is also the start of the bass fishing season, which runs through November.

The Fish and Wildlife Department has a series of videos on its website to help new anglers learn how to fish, including an introduction to different fishing rods and reels and how to use them, finding places to fish and how to cook smoked trout. The department also provides free introductory fishing clinics, which will be held on June 15 at Wrightsville Reservoir in Montpelier; June 24 at Rickers Mills in Groton; and June 25 at Bullhead Pond in Manchester. A free introductory fly-fishing clinic is planned for July 3 in East Charleston.

Equipment will be provided at the clinics. Pre-registration is required.