FREE Winter Fishing Clinics

Check out these fishing clinics that are open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing. 

ice fishing

Participants will learn about fishing regulations and techniques, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the program will take place outside. Programs last 2.5 to 3 hours.

Registration is required for all programs and can be completed by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing letsgofishing@vermont.govLocation details will be given upon registering.

Introduction to Walleye Fishing - clinic is full

Date: Saturday, January 19
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Chittenden Reservoir, Chittenden, VT

Introduction to Ice Fishing

Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Dewey's Pond, Quechee VT

This clinic, sponsored by the Hartford Parks & Rec Department, will run in conjunction with their Youth Ice Fishing Derby. The clinic is open to people of all ages, making this a great way for families to learn how to fish together.

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Ice Fishing for Panfish - clinic is full

Date: Sunday, February 3
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Shelburne Pond, Shelburne VT

Introduction to Ice Fishing

Date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lake Bomoseen, Castleton VT

Introduction to Smelting

Date: Thursday, February 21
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Waterbury Reservoir, Waterbury, VT
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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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