New Fishing Regulations on the Line in Vermont

Montpelier, VT - Vermont Fish and Wildlife wants your feed back, on proposed fisheries regulations for 2018.

The Clyde River in the Northeast Kingdom, could see some changes. The state wants to combine sections of the river, to alleviate overall regulations for anglers.

In turn, it should provide protection to salmon by adding a month for catch and release fishing in the fall.

"The proposal is to allow spearguns to be used under the water, in places and times when bow and arrow or regular spear had been allowed to take fish. That's a new change, we don't know if there will be a lot of people who actually want go snorkeling and trying to speargun to take fish," siad Eric Palmer the director of fisheries.

The next and final public hearing will be held Tuesday May 9th, at 6:30pm at the Saint Albans Education Center.

Written comments will be accepted through May 17th, 2017. Please email: fwinformation@Vermont.gov


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