We’re a small state packed with fishing fun. With a little guidance and equipment, you’ll be creating fishing memories to last a lifetime.
A VT fishing license is your passport to angling adventures, and are available in single day, weekly, or annual memberships. Kids under 15 always fish free.
Fishing Reports - see what's biting and get tips on what's working
Where to Fish
From family-friendly fishing holes to secluded wild trout streams, you don’t have to go far to find the right spot for your fishing adventure.
Top Spots for Family Fishing
From REEL FUN fishing at state parks to fishing holes close to Burlington, Vermont has family-friendly fishing locations across the state where you have an excellent chance of catching fish using simple techniques.
Trout Stocking Report
Whether you’re looking to catch a beautiful “Trophy Trout” or cast for brookies in a stocked stream near you, check out the stocking report to see what waters have been stocked.
Fishing Access Areas
Vermont has more than 190 developed fishing access areas, providing public access for shore fishing opportunities and boat launching.
Tips & Skills
Learn more about equipment, techniques, and even how to cook your catch!
VT Fishing Guide (downloadable pdf)
Learn what fish to target as well as where, when and how to enjoy fishing in Vermont.
Find basic information about fishing equipment and techniques that will help you make the most of your time on the water.
Learn about some of Vermont anglers most popular sportfish, including tips on where and how to fish for them.
License Types and Fees
|Youth Fishing (ages 15-17)||$8.00||$15.00|
|1 Day Fishing*||N/A||$21.00|
|3 Day Fishing*||$11.00||$23.00|
|7 Day Fishing*||N/A||$31.00|
* Term Licenses: All dates are inclusive and consecutive
Vermont offers no-cost licenses for individuals with disabilities. Learn more...