Fishing Clinic

Introduction to Walleye Fishing - CLINIC IS FULL


Location: Chittenden Reservoir, Chittenden VT

Time: 9:00 am

Program participants will learn about fishing techniques  and regulations, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the program will take place outside.

Clinic is FREE! Registration is required for all programs and can be completed by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing Location details will be given upon registering.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Let's Go Fishing Instructor Training - CANCELED


Volunteer trainers with the Let's Go Fishing Program encourage and teach young people and their families how to fish, emphasizing that fishing is more than just catching fish. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: The Ottauquechee School, 304 Dody Ln, Quechee, VT 05059 | map

Email: for more information.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

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.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 is Vermont’s next free ice fishing day - a day when anyone, resident or nonresident, may go fishing in Vermont without a fishing license.

Click here to find out more...

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:00am

Intro to Canoe/Kayak Fishing

This program is perfect for the avid paddler looking to do a little bit more on the water. Instructors will cover regulations, casting, ecology, and more before going fishing on Waterbury Reservoir as a group. Fishing equipment will be provided but participants will need to bring their own canoe or Kayak and life jacket. No prior fishing experience is needed but paddling experience is a must!

When: Friday October 5th. 4:00pm-Sunset

Where: Waterbury Center State Park

Cost: Free with paid admission to the park

Registration is limited and first come first serve. To register email or call 802-265-2279.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Let’s Go Fishing Clinic in Williston

Let's Go Fishing Clinic for Families with Children ages 6-14 
Williston Community Park


Learn how to fish, build lures and find where the fish are with hands-on experience. Geared towards beginners, the program teaches families the proper skills and ethics of fishing, including respect for the resources and responsibility to know the rules. Children and adults learn water ecology, fish identification, habitat needs and fish location tips. Participants learn to use fishing gear and will make a lure they can take home. 

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required for this free event.

Instructor: Chuck Goller
Bio: 30 year Williston resident and avid outdoorman. Loves all manner of fishing. Active member of Central VT Trout Unlimited. VT Fish & Wildlife Let's Go Fishing Chief Instructor. Also, part-time ski instructor at Sugarbush Resort. Likes to hike, sail, waterski and backcountry ski.

Learn More and Register at:

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Let's Go Fishing Instructor Training Workshop

September 22, 8:30am – 3:00pm, ANR Annex Building, 190 Junction Rd., Berlin, Vermont (map)

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is seeking volunteers to become ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ instructors to pass on Vermont’s fishing tradition to the next generation of Vermonters.

Instructors in the ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ program organize and instruct clinics in their communities for young people and their families. Participants in the training workshop will learn how to teach a basic fishing clinic, as well as learn about fishing ethics, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, habitat conservation and tackle craft.

There is no charge for the training, and all curriculum materials, as well as lunch, will be provided.

Pre-registration​n is required, and you must be 18 years of age to participate. Those interested can register through September 16 by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing letsgofishing@v​

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm


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