MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermonters can fish for free one day next month.
On Saturday, June 9, residents and nonresidents can go fishing without a fishing license in the state.
Fish and Wildlife officials say Vermont has 284 lakes and more than 7,000 miles of streams in which to fish.
The department will host a special event in Grand Isle for kids on Free Fishing Day.
Organizers say the free kids' event will offer basic fishing instruction and the chance for kids to hook a big trout in a pond next to the hatchery. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station.
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