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Fishing Clinic

Introduction to Fly Tying

Learn the basics of fly tying in this fun, hands-on course! Course topics will include terminology, tools and basic fly patterns.

This course is part of partnership between the Mad Dog Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Vermont Fish & Wildlife. All the tools and materials will be supplied for the course, but attendees can bring their own tools.

There is a $20 fee for materials payable to Mad Dog Trout Unlimited on the first night of the course.

Dates: Tuesday evenings March 14-April 11

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

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March 14, 2023 - 6:30 PM - March 14, 2023 - 8:00 PM
March 21, 2023 - 6:30 PM - March 21, 2023 - 8:00 PM
March 28, 2023 - 6:30 PM - March 28, 2023 - 8:00 PM
April 4, 2023 - 6:30 PM - April 4, 2023 - 8:00 PM
April 11, 2023 - 6:30 PM - April 11, 2023 - 8:00 PM

Introduction to Walleye Fishing

Join us at Chittenden Reservoir to learn the basics of targeting walleye through the ice! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring plenty of hot chocolate.

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Location: Chittenden Reservoir, Chittenden VT 
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

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January 31, 2023 - 2:00 PM - January 31, 2023 - 5:00 PM

Introduction to Ice Fishing Clinic

This introductory course will cover everything you need to know to feel confident on the ice. After the lesson you will have a chance to try out your skills by fishing with borrowed equipment.

Location: Deweys Mills Pond, Quechee, VT

Date: 2/21/23

Time: 10:30am-1:00pm

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February 21, 2023 - 10:30 AM - February 21, 2023 - 1:00 PM

Introduction to Ice Fishing Clinic

This introductory course will cover everything you need to know to feel confident on the ice. After the lesson you will have a chance to try out your skills by fishing with borrowed equipment.

Location: Deweys Mills Pond, Quechee, VT

Date: 1/24/23

Time: 10:30am-1:00pm

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January 24, 2023 - 10:30 AM - January 24, 2023 - 1:00 PM

Introduction to Smelt Ice Fishing

This introductory course will cover everything you need to know to feel confident on the ice while focusing on targeting smelt. 

Location: Waterbury Reservoir, Blush Hill Rd, Waterbury VT

Date: 2/9/23

Time: 4:15pm-7:00pm

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February 9, 2023 - 4:15 PM - February 9, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Introduction to Ice Fishing Clinic - CANCELED

Canceled due to extreme cold temperatures.

This introductory course will cover everything you need to know to feel confident on the ice. After the lesson you will have a chance to try out your skills by fishing with borrowed equipment.

Location: Deweys Mills Pond, Quechee, VT

Date: 2/4/23

Time: 8:30am-11:30pm

February 4, 2023 - 8:30 AM - February 4, 2023 - 11:30 AM

FREE Ice Fishing Day and Fishing Festival

Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? Now we have found that excuse for you: a "Free Ice Fishing Day" on the last Saturday in January.

Saturday, January 28, 2023 is Vermont’s next free ice fishing day - a day when anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license.

Not Sure How? - No Problem! Check Out Our FREE Ice Fishing Festival

Where: Silver Lake State Park, 20 State Park Beach Rd, Barnard, VT 05031 | map
When: Saturday, 1/28/2023 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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January 28, 2023 - 11:00 AM - January 28, 2023 - 3:00 PM

Let's Go Fishing Instructor Training

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Fish & Wildlife Essex District Office, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452

Register to become a certified Let's Go Fishing Instructor! After successfully completing this one day training and pending a background check you will be certified to conduct fishing clinics across Vermont on behalf of Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

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April 22, 2023 - 9:00 AM - April 22, 2023 - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Fishing - Vergennes VT

Join Fish & Wildlife Let’s Go Fishing program staff on a fishing adventure! The program includes aquatic ecology, fisheries management, regulations, equipment, and of course hands-on fishing.

Date: Thursday, June 30
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Vergennes Falls Park, Vergennes VT

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June 30, 2022 - 2:00 PM - June 30, 2022 - 4:00 PM
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