Educational Patrols

Ice fishingNew to ice fishing and looking for fishing tips? Wondering how the fish survive under the ice? Want to meet your local State Game Warden? Then check out one of our new Educational Patrols this winter on lakes and ponds across Vermont.

Vermont State Game Wardens and the department’s education staff will be roaming the ice of the hosting lake and stopping by to offer pointers or just chat with anglers about their season.

  • The Educational Patrols will last approximately one to two hours. No registration required.
  • Participants should bring their own equipment and set up on the ice to fish.  
  • Face masks, social distancing and fishing licenses are required.

Dates, times and locations for the sessions are listed below. Staff will be patrolling within a reasonable distance of the public access point.

For more information, email or call 802-505-5562.

Educational Patrols Schedule (no registration required)

  • February 20: Memphremagog-South Bay, Newport — 9:00am - 10:30am
  • February 20: Memphremagog-Whipple Point, Derby Line — 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • February 21: Bomoseen- Kehoe Access (Green Dump), Castleton — 8:00am -9:30am
  • February 21: Bomoseen State Park, Castleton — 10:00am - 11:30am
  • February 24:  Hoyts Landing, Springfield — 10:00am - 11:30am


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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.