GMNF Youth Fishing Derby

GMNF Youth Fishing Derby

GMNF Youth Fishing Derby

Green Mountain National Forest, with his son Tanner and Smokey the Bear.

Green Mountain National Forest, with his son Tanner and Smokey the Bear.

The Manchester Ranger District of the Green Mountain National Forest in partnership with Trout Unlimited is hosting its 26th annual Youth Fishing Derby at Hapgood Pond Campground in Peru on Saturday, June 11. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with fishing from 9 to 11 The festivities will continue until about noon. The derby will be held rain or shine, and is being held in conjunction with National Fishing Week; that Saturday is Free Fishing Day in Vermont. Area youths ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult are invited to join in the fun. Contests will be held for longest fish and most fish caught by age group. A visit from Smokey the Bear is anticipated. Donations and volunteer help are being provided by members of our community. Should you wish to donate or if you have any questions, call the Manchester Ranger Station at 802-362- 2307.

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