Regulations help protect Vermont’s fisheries while providing a variety of fishing opportunities.
Vermont Guide to Fishing Regulations
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
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
Baitfish regulations are designed to preventing the introduction of fish diseases and other aquatic invasive species.
Reciprocal fishing licenses enhance fishing opportunities on Lake Champlain and the Connecticut River.
Test Water Designations
Test water designations are a set of temporary restrictions on fishing for a specific body of water in order to better manage its fisheries.
• Berlin Pond Test Waters (2019-2023) | PDF
• Stiles Pond Test Waters (2019-2024) | PDF
• Deerfield River Test Waters (2020-2025) | PDF
• Chittenden Reservoir Test Waters (2023-2030) | PDF