Fishing Clinic

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

Learn more and pre-register

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

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. 

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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)

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.

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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.

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

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