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Fishing Regulations

Regulations help protect Vermont’s fisheries while providing a variety of fishing opportunities.

Vermont Guide to Fishing Regulations

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Complete guide to Vermont's fishing regulations. Check out the Updated Fishing Regulations Overview for highlights of the recent changes to Vermont's fishing regulations.

Online Fishing Regulation Tool

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This program makes finding the fishing regulations for where you are fishing quick and easy by giving you a simple and clear list of fisheries regulations for every waterbody.

Using Baitfish in Vermont

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Baitfish regulations are designed to preventing the introduction of fish diseases and other aquatic invasive species.

Reciprocal Licenses

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Reciprocal fishing licenses enhance fishing opportunities on Lake Champlain and the Connecticut River.

Test Water Designations

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Test water designations are a set of temporary restrictions on fishing for a specific body of water in order to better manage its fisheries.

Deerfield River Test Waters (2020-2025) | PDF

Chittenden Reservoir Test Waters (2023-2030) | PDF

Berlin Pond and Stiles Pond (2024-2027) | PDF

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