Fish Stocking

The department’s fish hatcheries raise and release more than a million fish each year to restore fish populations and enhance angling opportunities.


Fish Stocking Schedule

Whether you’re looking to catch a beautiful “Trophy Trout” on the Winooski River or cast for brookies in a stocked stream near you, this year’s stocking schedule will not let you down.

While fishing is a "state-approved” activity during these times, we urge you to practice effective “social distancing” and other measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Visit Outdoor Recreation and COVID-19 for best practices for safely enjoying Vermont's outdoor recreation.



Visit a Hatchery

Visit a Hatchery

Due to COVID-19, visitation at the state hatcheries has been suspended until further notice.

Vermont’s fish hatcheries are a great place to visit to see fish and learn about the different species raised for stocking. 

Fish Culture Stations

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.