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Fish Stocking

amg;er holding a trout

The department’s fish hatcheries raise and release more than a million fish each year to restore fish populations and enhance angling opportunities.

Fish Stocking Schedule

Whether you’re looking to catch a beautiful “Trophy Trout” on the Winooski River or cast for brookies in a stocked stream near you, this year’s stocking schedule will not let you down.

Click here for the list of private hatcheries for stocking private ponds

Trophy Trout Fishing

Rainbow Trout
There are 9 river sections and 36 lakes and ponds across the state that are stocked with two-year old trout, some of which exceed 18 inches in length offering exciting fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Visit a Hatchery

Visit a Hatchery
Vermont’s fish hatcheries are a great place to visit to see fish and learn about the different species raised for stocking

Fish Culture Stations