Fishing Clinic

Introduction to Ice Fishing

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Lake Bomoseen State Park, Castleton, VT

Join us at Lake Bomoseen State Park to learn the basics of ice fishing! 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.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Ice Fishing with Hartford Parks & Recreation

When: Saturday, February 1, 8:30am-12:00pm
Where: Deweys Pond, Quechee, VT

Held in conjunction with Harford Parks & Recreation Dept's Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby, this hands-on clinic is perfect for families looking to participate on derby day but need to learn the basics first! All equipment will be provided. 

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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Ice Fishing For Smelt -RESCHEDULED

RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 27 DUE TO WEATHER

When: Thursday, February 6, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Blush Hill Boat Launch, Waterbury, VT

Join us at Blush Hill on Waterbury Reservoir for an evening of learning about smelting! Topics covered will include safety, equipment, regulations and more! All equipment will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather, and bring a headlamp and chair or bucket to sit on.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Targeting Panfish Through the Ice -CANCELED

CLINIC CANCELED DUE TO ICE CONDITIONS

When: Tuesday, January 21, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Shelburne Pond, Shelburne VT

Join us at Shelburne Pond Access Area  to learn the basics of targeting Panfish 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.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Introduction to Ice Fishing

When: Tuesday, February 4, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Mallets Bay Access Area, Mallets Bay VT

Join us at Mallets Bay Access Area to learn the basics of ice fishing! 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.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Targeting Walleye Through the Ice - RESCHEDULED

RESCHEDULED DUE TO ICE CONDITIONS - NEW DATE JANUARY 18

When: Saturday, January 11, 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Lake Carmi State Park

Join us at Lake Carmi State Park 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.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Free Ice Fishing Day and Festival

Free Ice Fishing Day and 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.

Date and Location: January 25, 2020, Lake Elmore State Park

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

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
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Monday, August 19, 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 - 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

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