WATERBURY, VT – Finding a good place to take the kids fishing can seem like a mystery if you haven’t ventured out before, but the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department just provided some clues to make it a lot easier by putting together a web-based list of 23 family-friendly fishing hotspots.

Your kids are growing up so fast it won’t be long before they’re on their own. What memories will you be able to share with them? Chances are they won’t remember their best day of watching television, but take them fishing and you’ll make memories you can share for a lifetime.

“Vermont offers many opportunities to enjoy fishing with family and friends,” said Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Patrick Berry. “We’ve asked our experts, our fishery biologists, to compile this list of family-friendly fishing opportunities. They’ve chosen locations across the state where you can take the kids fishing and have an excellent chance of catching some fish. This list offers just a taste of countless fishing opportunities across Vermont-you could spend a lifetime exploring our rivers and lakes and never run out of new places to go.”

All the destinations provide opportunities to fish from shore, and at some, you can rent a boat or launch your own. Some locations also offer other fun activities like swimming and playgrounds to complement your fishing trip.

On Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s website (vtfishandwildlife.com), look under “Fishing” and click on “Family Fishing Hotspots.” Click on any of the locations on the map to learn more about fishing opportunities — including directions, a list of fish species present, a Google Earth photo, and links to additional helpful information.

“In Vermont, kids under 15 don’t need a fishing license, reduced fee licenses are available for anglers 15 to 17 years old, and licenses for adults are an absolute bargain compared to the cost of other recreation,” said Berry. “It’s time to get out there and make some great memories for the whole family.”

Contact:
Commissioner Patrick Berry, 802-241-3700

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