Fish VT

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.  

Getting Started

man and daughter fishingA 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. 

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Fishing License Types and Fees

Fishing Reports - see what's biting and get tips on what's working

Fishing Regulations

Where to Fish

father and son fishingFrom 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.

Fishing Basics
Find basic information about fishing equipment and techniques that will help you make the most of your time on the water.

Vermont's Sportfish
Learn about some of Vermont anglers most popular sportfish, including tips on where and how to fish for them. 

License Types and Fees

License Type Resident Non-resdient
Fishing $26.00 $52.00
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

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Vermont offers no-cost licenses for individuals with disabilities. Learn more...

Contact Us

Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

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