Fishing Events and Programs

Father and child fishing

Fun-Filled Fishing Events

Department-sponsored fishing events have been cancelled this year, including the Children's Fishing Program, in an abundance of caution to promote social distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19.



Girl holding fish

Let's Go Fishing Program

The “Let’s Go Fishing” Program is a network of volunteer instructors who teach young people and their families how to fish.


Fish being held in water

Master Angler Program

Enhance your angling experience is by challenging yourself to catch a variety of "exceptionally-sized" fish species.


Man holding fish

Vermont Record Fish Program

Check the department’s All Time Record Fish database to see how your fish measures up to the largest recorded fish, and learn how to submit an entry.


Woman holding fish

Fishing Tournaments

Each year, Vermont hosts more than 100 fishing tournaments of all kinds. Whether you’re looking to participate in a tournament or organize one, this is the place to start.


brown trout tagged with an anchor tag

Tagged Fish Reporting Program

Have you caught a tagged fish? Use our online form to report your catch to learn more the fish and help in the collection of important data.


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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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.