Fishing Clinic

Let’s Go Fishing Clinic - Little River State Park

Location: Little River State Park, 3444 Little River Rd., Waterbury, Vermont 05676 | map

Time: 2:00pm

Meeting Location: A-side beach parking lot

Phone: 802.244.7103

Here’s your chance to get a basic introduction to fishing. A state park interpreter will teach you about casting, tying knots, fishing regulations, and aquatic ecology, and then you'll have a chance to go fishing. 

Clinics are free, but you will pay the day-use fee to enter the park if you are not already camping at the park. No registration is required. Please call the park for more information.  

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let’s Go Fishing Clinic - Grand Isle State Park

Location: Grand Isle State Park, 36 East Shore South, Grand Isle, VT 05458 | map

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm

Meeting Location: Nature Center

Phone: 802.372.4300

Here’s your chance to get a basic introduction to fishing. A state park interpreter will teach you about casting, tying knots, fishing regulations, and aquatic ecology, and then you'll have a chance to go fishing. Free loaner equipment will be available.

Clinics are free, but you will pay the day-use fee to enter the park if you are not already camping at the park. No registration is required. Please call the park for more information.  

Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Let’s Go Fishing Clinic - Lake St Catherine State Park

Location: Lake St. Catherine State Park, 3034 VT Rte. 30, Poultney, VT 05764 | map

Time: 8:00am

Meeting Location: Nature Center

Phone: 802.287.9158

Here’s your chance to get a basic introduction to fishing. A state park interpreter will teach you about casting, tying knots, fishing regulations, and aquatic ecology, and then you'll have a chance to go fishing. Free loaner equipment will be available.

Clinics are free, but you will pay the day-use fee to enter the park if you are not already camping at the park. No registration is required. Please call the park for more information.  

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Let’s Go Fishing Clinic - Silver Lake State Park

Location: Silver Lake State Park, 20 State Park Beach Rd, Barnard, VT 05031 | map

Time: 7:00pm

Meeting location: Nature Center

Phone: 802.234.9451

Here’s your chance to get a basic introduction to fishing. A state park interpreter will teach you about casting, tying knots, fishing regulations and aquatic ecology and then you'll have a chance to go fishing. Free loaner equipment will be available.

Clinics are free, but you will pay the day-use fee to enter the park if you are not already camping at the park. No registration is required. Please call the park for more information.  

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Weathersfield Fishing Derby Sign-up Deadline

Fishing Event Date: 6/15/2019

Address of Event: 3979 VT Route 131, Weathersfield

Contact: Mark Richardson | Email: weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com | Phone: (802) 674-2863 

Pre-registration is required by June 1. Fifty participants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up online or in person at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. 

Click here to register

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 will take place from 9am to noon, rain or shine, with casting practice before starting at 8am. 

Educational stations will be provided, staffed in part by members of the Windsor High School Bass Fishing Team. Kids will learn about fish location/identification, baiting, casting, and food preparation. 

The Team will also offer a fish cleaning station so that kids can take home their catches ready to eat. Bait has been generously provided by Tillman’s Bait Shop, a local business. 

Families wishing to participate should bring a rigged fishing pole with tackle and a bucket or stringer. Some donated equipment is available for those who don’t have it. 

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 (All day)

Free Fishing Day and Grand Isle Fishing Festival

DATE: Saturday, June 8, 2019 - ALL DAY
LOCATION: Statewide

Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives resident and nonresident anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the day in Vermont lakes and streams. The day will be highlighted by a free family fishing festival in Grand Isle as well as opening day of the state’s regular bass fishing season.

Grand Isle Fishing Festival

Designed for young anglers and families, this exciting event offers basic fishing instruction and the chance for kids to catch big trout in a hatchery pond. 

WHERE: Ed Weed Fish Culture Station, 14 Bell Hill Road, Grand Isle | map
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

For more information call 802-372-3171.

 

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 9:00am

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

Introduction to Fly Fishing

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00pm
Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, Island Pond VT 05846 |Map

This hands-on course will cover the basics of fly fishing including topics such as: regulations, knot tying, casting, terminology, and more! There will be time at the end of the course for participants to fish and try out their new skills. All equipment will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring waders or hip boots. The course will be taught by Let’s Go Fishing Instructor Paul Noel.

Register online today

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Kids Fishing Event - West Rupert

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: 8/9/2019

Fishing Event Location: Kirsteins Pond

Town of Event: West Rupert

Address of Event: Sandgate Road

Sponsoring Organization: Rupert Fish & Game Club

Contact: Mike Lourie | AM Phone: (802) 394-2928

Friday, August 9, 2019 (All day)

Kids Fishing Event - Richmond

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: 6/16/2019

Fishing Event Location: CCF&G Pond

Town of Event: Richmond

Address of Event: 1397 West White Hill

Sponsoring Organization: Chittenden County Fish & Game Club

Contact: Richard Bissonette | AM Phone: (802) 310-1003 | PM Phone: (802) 310-1003

Sunday, June 16, 2019 (All day)

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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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