How-To Fishing Clinics

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These FREE clinics are open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing. Face coverings and social distancing are required for unvaccinated individuals. Participants should also dress for the weather.


Introduction to Fly Fishing

Learn the basics of fly fishing including casting, equipment and terminology during this fun hands on course.

Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021 - Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd, Salisbury, VT 05769 VT | 2:30pm - Day use fee required.

Contact Branbury State Park for registration and more information at 802-247-5925.


Kayak/Canoe Fishing Introduction

Learn basic kayak/canoe rigging techniques to enhance your experience while fishing from a canoe or kayak.

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021 - Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd, Salisbury, VT 05769 VT | 3:00pm - Day use fee required.

Contact Branbury State Park for registration and more information at 802-247-5925.


Abenaki Traditional Fishing Techniques

Here's a great learning experience for young and old! Come join our staff and Aaron Desroches of Alnôbaiwi - www.alnobaiwi.org to learn the basics of fishing plus the traditions of the Abenaki, including their fishing equipment and ways to honor the catch. The FREE clinic will cover ecology, knot tying, fish identification and more!

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Introduction to Fishing

Check out this series of introductory fishing clinics. Programs will cover ecology, knot tying, fish identification, regulations, equipment and much more. Participants will leave the program with the skills they need to feel confident fishing on their own. All equipment will be provided. 

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 25 and seminars fill up quickly, so sign up early. 

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - Little River State Park Dam, Waterbury VT | 6:00 p,m - 8 pm

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Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021 - Sumner Falls, Hartland VT  | 6:00 p,m - 8 pm

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
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Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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