Calendar

Fishing Clinics

May 2019

Kids Fishing Event - Shaftsbury

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/4/2019

Fishing Event Location: Dailey's Pond

Town of Event: Shaftsbury

Address of Event: Coop Pond

Sponsoring Organization: Hale Mountain Fish & Game Club

Contact: Mary Jane Hilchey | AM Phone: (802) 442-8630

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Rutland

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/4/2019

Fishing Event Location: Combination Pond

Town of Event: Rutland

Address of Event: Sharon Drive

Sponsoring Organization: Rutland Rec. & Parks Dept.

Contact: Brittany Malmgren | AM Phone: (802) 773-1822

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Bellows Falls

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/4/2019

Fishing Event Location: Saxtons River Rec Ponds

Town of Event: Bellows Falls

Address of Event: 311 Pleasant Valley Road

Sponsoring Organization: Saxtons River Rec Area

Contact: Samantha Fletcher | AM Phone: (802) 376-9324 | PM Phone: (802) 869-1407

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (All day)

Introduction to Trout Fishing - Clinic is FULL

CLINIC IS FULL

Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Waterbury Public Library, Waterbury, VT | Map

This clinic will teach the basics of fishing for trout using a standard fishing rod known as ‘spin casting gear.’ Participants will learn they don’t need fancy fishing gear or to successfully fly fish for Vermont’s premiere cold-water fish.

Register online today

For additional information: letsgofishing@vermont.gov | Phone: 802-265-2279

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

Introduction to Bullhead Fishing - Clinic is FULL

CLINIC IS FULL

Date: Friday, May 10
Time: 6pm- 9pm
Location: Panton, VT | Map

The clinic will explore different fishing styles to target bullhead, which are found in many of the shallower, muddier lakes, ponds, and rivers of Vermont. Brown bullhead, like other species in the catfish family, are nocturnal bottom feeders, so the clinic will take place in the evening when they are beginning to be active.

Register online today

For additional information: letsgofishing@vermont.gov | Phone: 802-265-2279

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Kids Fishing Event - Pownal

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/11/2019

Fishing Event Location: Augustine (Whites) Pond

Town of Event: Pownal

Address of Event: Mt. Anthony Rd., Pownal

Sponsoring Organization: Pownal Fish & Game Club

Contact: Mark Leonard | AM Phone: (802) 681-7241

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Chester

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/11/2019

Fishing Event Location: Chester Reservoir

Town of Event: Chester

Address of Event: Reservoir Road

Sponsoring Organization: Chester Rod & Gun Club

Contact: George Wilson | AM Phone: (802) 228-3695 | PM Phone: (802) 236-1746

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Ludlow

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/11/2019

Fishing Event Location: Cook's Pond

Town of Event: Ludlow

Address of Event: Rod and Gun Club Road (off Rt. 100N)

Sponsoring Organization: Black River Valley Rod & Gun Club, Inc.

Contact: Ron Holm | AM Phone: (802)773-7019 | PM Phone: (802)773-7019

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Dorset

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/11/2019

Fishing Event Location: Mill Pond

Town of Event: Dorset

Address of Event: Church Street

Sponsoring Organization: Dorset Sportsmen's Club

Contact: Tim Sheldon II | AM Phone: (802) 384-0415 | PM Phone: (802) 384-0415

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Arlington

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/11/2019

Fishing Event Location: Firehouse Pond

Town of Event: Arlington

Address of Event: 1 Berwel Road

Sponsoring Organization: Sons of the American Legion Squad 26

Contact: Marc Colety | AM Phone: (603) 543-6471 | PM Phone: (603) 543-6471

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Goshen

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/12/2019

Fishing Event Location: Campe Thorpe Pond

Town of Event: Goshen

Sponsoring Organization: Town of Brandon

Contact: Colleen Wright | AM Phone: (802) 247-3635 | PM Phone: (802) 282-6548

Sunday, May 12, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - St. Johnsbury

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/15/2019

Fishing Event Location: E.H.V. Pond

Town of Event: St. Johnsbury

Address of Event: Memorial Drive

Sponsoring Organization: Caledonia Forest & Stream Club

Contact: Richard H. McGinnis | AM Phone: (802) 748-2155

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Briantree

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/15/2019

Fishing Event Location: Gray's Pond

Town of Event: Braintree

Address of Event: Battles Brook Road

Sponsoring Organization: Braintree Elementary School

Contact: Janni Jacobs | AM Phone: (802) 728-9373 | PM Phone: (802) 728-9457

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (All day)

Introduction to Fishing for Panfish with Artificial Lures - CANCELED

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Paran, Bennington, VT | Map

Panfish are the smaller fish species that fit in a pan, including pumpkinseed and bluegill sunfish, perch, rock bass, and crappie. They’re easy to catch and tasty to eat! The clinic will focus on catching these species using artificial lures – perfect for people interested in taking the next step from a basic hook and worm!

For additional information: letsgofishing@vermont.gov | Phone: 802-265-2279

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Kids Fishing Event - Pittsford - POSTPONED

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: TBD

Fishing Event Location: Billing's Pond

Town of Event: Pittsford

Address of Event: 3086 U.S Rte 7 - Main Street Pittsford

Sponsoring Organization: Pittsford Recreation Dept.

Contact: Randy Adams | AM Phone: (802) 483-6500 | PM Phone: (802) 236-3798

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Whitingham

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/18/2019

Fishing Event Location: Branch of North River

Town of Event: Whitingham

Address of Event: 2948 Route 100 (Municipal Center)

Sponsoring Organization: Whitingham-Jacksonville Lions Club

Contact: Ed Metcalfe | AM Phone: (802) 380-5600 | PM Phone: (802) 368-2511

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Winooski

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/18/2019 (rain date, 5/19/2019)

Fishing Event Location: Gillbrook Pond

Town of Event: Winooski

Address of Event: Gillbrook Road

Sponsoring Organization: Vermont Outdoor Kids

Contact: Duane and Nicole Bleau | AM Phone: (802) 338-1204 | PM Phone: (802) 338-0647

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Franklin

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/19/2019

Town of Event: Franklin

Address of Event: Corner of Colton and Stanley Roads

Sponsoring Organization: Missiquoi Valley Sportsman Club

Contact: Tim Valley | AM Phone: (802) 777-1666 | PM Phone: (802) 777-1666

Sunday, May 19, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Guilford

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/19/2019

Fishing Event Location: Pikes Pond

Town of Event: Guilford

Address of Event: 2081 Creamery Rd (Guilford St. Ext.)

Sponsoring Organization: Sportsmen Inc.

Contact: Joe Spano | AM Phone: (802) 258-2411 | PM Phone: (626) 991-5198

Sunday, May 19, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Lyndonville

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/19/2019

Fishing Event Location: Lilly Pond

Town of Event: Lyndonville

Address of Event: Lilly Pond Road

Sponsoring Organization: Northeast Kingdom Coon & Cat Club

Contact: Elisha Smith | AM Phone: (802) 274-6888 | PM Phone: (802) 274-6888

Sunday, May 19, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Manchester

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/24/2019

Fishing Event Location: Palmer House Pond

Town of Event: Manchester

Address of Event: Rte 7A, 5383 Main Street

Sponsoring Organization: Manchester Rod & Gun Club

Contact: Charles Hewes | AM Phone: (802) 774-8568 | PM Phone: (802) 774-8568

Friday, May 24, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - West Braintree

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/25/2019

Fishing Event Location: Halls Pond

Town of Event: West Braintree

Address of Event: Thresher Road

Sponsoring Organization: Randolph Fish & Game Club

Contact: Ralph Barber | AM Phone: (802) 728-6688 | PM Phone: (802) 728-6688

Saturday, May 25, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Springfield

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/25/2019

Fishing Event Location: Ferguson Pond

Town of Event: Springfield

Address of Event: 220 Spencer Hollow Road, Springfield, VT

Sponsoring Organization: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 771

Contact: Vito S. DeMarco | AM Phone: (802) 885-6008 | PM Phone: (802) 885-6008

Saturday, May 25, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - West Haven

This event is part of the department’s Children’s Fishing Program, designed to give kids the opportunity for a fun and successful fishing experience. The event is sponsored by a local organization and the department provides 8 to 10” stocked trout for the kids to test out their angling skills.

Fishing Event Date: 5/26/2019

Fishing Event Location: Book Pond

Town of Event: West Haven

Address of Event: Brook Road

Sponsoring Organization: Castleton Lions Club

Contact: Bill Gross | AM Phone: (802) 236-1234 | PM Phone: (802) 236-1234

Sunday, May 26, 2019 (All day)

Fish Processing

Date: Wednesday, May, 29
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Ferrisburgh, VT | Map

Learn how to catch your own dinner! The program will focus on how to cut up a variety of fish species quickly, easily, and safely, as well as how to safely store just-caught fish to keep it fresh for eating. Veteran anglers may also learn a few tricks to make processing fish easier and more efficient, as well as ways to maximize the amount of meat harvested from each fish.

register online today

For additional information: letsgofishing@vermont.gov | Phone: 802-265-2279

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Introduction to Fishing

Date: Friday May 31
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bomoseen State Park, Castleton, VT | Map

This clinic is great for beginners and families looking to get started fishing. Participants will learn about Vermont fish species, different styles of fishing, aquatic ecology, and fish habitat. (While the clinic is free, a park day use fee is required to enter the park.)

register online today

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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