Fishing Regulations

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

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Vermont Guide to Fishing Regulations

Complete guide to Vermont's fishing regulations.


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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.


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Using Baitfish in Vermont

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


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Reciprocal Licences

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


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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.


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