Public hearings set for fishing regulation changes

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BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold five public hearings in January on proposed changes to fishing regulations.

Proposed changes in the baitfish regulation would simplify some parts of it and establish it as separate from the general regulation on fishing. Jobs Pond in Westmore and Martins Pond in Peacham would be added to the list of waters with a two-trout daily limit. A section of the Lamoille River downstream of Johnson with a two-trout daily limit and 16-inch minimum length would be returned to the general fishing regulations.

The local hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Road. Additional public hearings will be held in Rutland, Jan. 14; Orleans, Jan. 16; and Montpelier, Jan. 16.

The proposed changes may be seen on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website with this link: https://vtfishandwildlife.com/about-us/fish-and-wildlife-board/board-rules, and comments may be emailed by Jan. 24, to ANR.FWPublicComment@vermont.gov.

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