Let's Go Fishing Program

Let's Go Fishing Fun
The Let’s Go Fishing Program is a network of volunteer instructors who encourage and teach youth and adults how to fish on behalf of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. . 

Let’s Go Fishing emphasizes that fishing is more than catching fish by:

  • Educating participants about water ecology and fishing.

  • Helping participants become aware of and appreciate Vermont’s fish population, their habitat needs, and ways to be stewards of these resources.

  • Teaching proper fishing skills and ethics, including respect for the resource and the responsibility to know the rules and regulations of fishing.

Upcoming Fishing Events

Check out the schedule for Let's Go Fishing and other fishing events.

FAQs About Let's Go Fishing Program

Who can participate in a Let’s Go Fishing clinic?

Anyone! Clinics are open to all ages and abilities.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to participate in clinics or to become an instructor.

Do I need my own equipment?

No, all equipment is provided by the Let’s Go Fishing Program. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

When are courses offered?

All year, during the winter months we focus on ice fishing and fly-tying courses.

Why take a course?

Let’s Go Fishing clinics are perfect for new anglers or anyone looking to expand their knowledge. You will leave the course feeling confident enough to go fishing on your own.

What types of programs are offered?

  • Basic Fishing Clinics
  • Ice Fishing Clinics
  • Fly Tying
  • Fly Fishing
  • Advanced Fishing Clinics (fish species and gear specific)

How do I request a clinic?

The best way to have a clinic hosted is to become a certified instructor because volunteers and staff are limited. Organizations can inquire on instructor availability at letsgofishing@vermont.gov.

Volunteer - Become an InstructorLGF instructor with young angler

Volunteers are needed to expand the Let’s Go Fishing Program to all areas of the state.

Become a Let’s Go Fishing Instructor

Contact Us 

Email: letsgofishing@vermont.gov
Phone: 802-505-5562

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.