The Vermont Statutes Online
Conservation and Development
4609. Connecticut River; Lake Champlain
holding a New Hampshire fishing license may take fish from the Connecticut
River, provided the state of New Hampshire grants the same right to persons
holding a Vermont fishing license. Such taking shall be only in accordance with
rules and regulations adopted by the state of New Hampshire relative to open
and closed seasons, limits of catch, minimum sizes of fish caught and methods
of fishing and upon agreement between the commissioner and the director of fish
and game of the state of New Hampshire and the approval of the secretary.
Whereupon the laws of this state covering such matters shall be suspended as to
the waters above described. Any violation of said provisions shall be punished
as provided in section 4515 of this title.
(b) A person
holding a New York fishing license may take fish from the Vermont portion of
Lake Champlain provided the state of New York grants the right to fish in the
New York portion of the lake to a person holding a Vermont fishing license. In
this case, a person holding a New York license may take fish in the Vermont
portion of the lake in accordance with rules adopted under this part and shall
be fined pursuant to section 4515 of this title for violation of the rules while
fishing in the Vermont portion of the lake. In this section, the Vermont
portion of Lake Champlain means the portion of Lake Champlain which lies within
Vermont waters up to the mouth of any tributary river or stream, and shall not
include any waters on the east side of the railroad fills at Malletts Bay, the
Gut, and Pelots Point.
(c), (d) [Repealed.] (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961;
amended 1983, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), eff. April 13, 1984; 1991, No. 230 (Adj.
Sess.), § 24; 2003, No. 23, § 1, eff. May 14, 2003; 2009, No. 33, § 83(e)(7);
2009, No. 64 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Jan. 19, 2010.)