Learn something new at one of these free fishing clinics. They are open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing.

Introduction to Bass Fishing

girl fly fishing with instructor

In this hands-on clinic, the basics of fishing will be reviewed as we focus on how to target bass with artificial lures. This clinic is the perfect starting spot for the angler whom is looking to get started using artificial lures but does not know which ones to use.

Registration is required and can be completed by emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov or calling 802-265-2279. The course will be taught by a certified Let’s Go Fishing Instructor.

Dates: Saturday, April 29
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Halfmoon State Park, Hubbardton


Introduction to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment

In this hands-on clinic, the basics of fishing will be reviewed as we focus on how to target trout with spinning equipment. Topics will include ecology, knot tying casting, lure making and much more. At the end of the clinic participants will walk to the nearby Winooski River and practice their skills. A bag lunch is suggested and all equipment is provided.

Registration is required and can be completed by emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov or calling 802-265-2279. The course will be taught by a certified Let’s Go Fishing Instructor.

Dates: Saturday, May 6
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm
Location: Waterbury Public library, Waterbury


Introduction to Fly Fishing

This is a crash course on fly fishing and will cover the basics of casting, knot tying, ecology and much more. All equipment will be provided.

Registration is required and can be completed by emailing letsgofishing@vermont.gov or calling 802-265-2279. The course will be taught by a certified Let’s Go Fishing Instructor.

Dates: Saturday, July 8
Time: 9:00am-1:30pm
Location: Grand Isle Fish Hatchery, Grand Isle