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August 07, 2015

ReelFun Week Photo Contest, Win Fishing Gear, Camping and Parks Passes

Vermont State Parks and Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife invite you to submit photos of yourself, family or friends fishing in a Vermont State Park during ReelFun week August 10-16.

Three winners will be chosen. The first place winner will receive two starter fishing kits and a weekend of free camping in any Vermont State Park. The second place winner will receive one starter fishing kit and a 2016 season vehicle pass for Vermont State Parks. The third place winner will also receive a starter fishing kit and a punch card good for 10 visits to any Vermont State Park.

Submit photos via email to or, or use #ReelFunVT to tag photos on Twitter or Facebook.

ReelFun is a new program designed to provide free fishing gear and education to park visitors who are curious to try fishing. At participating parks, visitors can attend a free "Let's Go Fishing" clinic taught by experienced, certified instructors. Or, you can check out a free fishing kit that contains everything needed to give fishing a try: Poles, line, lures, hooks and bobbers. Each kit includes a brochure that provides expert fishing tips from Fish & Wildlife staff and describes the habitats and habits of the fish species that can be found in the parks.

"We're thrilled to partner with Vermont Fish & Wildlife to help make fishing more accessible to anglers at Vermont State Parks," said Craig Whipple, Director of State Parks with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation.

ReelFun fishing kits are available at the following state parks: Grand Isle, Lake Carmi, Stillwater, Branbury, Silver Lake, Wilgus, Half Moon Pond, Lake St. Catherine, Brighton and Woodford.

For more information, visit the Vermont State Park blog and visit the Vermont State Parks event page for a listing of fishing events.

For further information, or photos please contact:

Rochelle Skinner at 802-522-0841 or

Susan Warner at 802-595-2470 or

Carlie Timbie at 802-828-1532 or

Source: Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Last Updated at: August 07, 2015 13:19:31