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Fishing Events and Programs

all types of fishing

From providing info on fishing tournaments to the record fish program, check out the many department-sponsored fishing programs and events.

Fun-Filled Fishing Events

Father and child fishing
Kids, families, and fishing enthusiasts are invited to join in the many department-sponsored fishing events happening throughout the year. Check our calendar for Let’s Go Fishing clinics and Children’s Fishing Program opportunities that are open to the public.

Let's Go Fishing Program

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The “Let’s Go Fishing” Program is a network of volunteer instructors who teach young people and their families how to fish.

Master Angler Program

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Enhance your angling experience is by challenging yourself to catch a variety of "exceptionally-sized" fish species.

Vermont Record Fish Program

Man holding fish
Check the department’s All Time Record Fish database to see how your fish measures up to the largest recorded fish, and learn how to submit an entry.

Fishing Tournaments

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Each year, Vermont hosts more than 100 fishing tournaments of all kinds. Whether you’re looking to participate in a tournament or organize one, this is the place to start.

Rainbow Trout Strain Evaluation

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We are stocking a new genetic strain of rainbow trout in 11 waterbodies and we need your help evaluating how it is doing in the wild. Learn more…

Tagged Fish Reporting Program

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Have you caught a tagged fish? Use our online form to report your catch to learn more the fish and help in the collection of important data.