How-To Fishing Clinics

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These FREE clinics are open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing. Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather as the programs will take place outside. 


Fish Processing

Date: Wednesday, May, 29
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Ferrisburgh, VT | Map

Learn how to catch your own dinner! The program will focus on how to cut up a variety of fish species quickly, easily, and safely, as well as how to safely store just-caught fish to keep it fresh for eating. Veteran anglers may also learn a few tricks to make processing fish easier and more efficient, as well as ways to maximize the amount of meat harvested from each fish.

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For additional information: letsgofishing@vermont.gov | Phone: 802-265-2279


Introduction to Fishing

Date: Friday May 31
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bomoseen State Park, Castleton, VT | Map

This clinic is great for beginners and families looking to get started fishing. Participants will learn about Vermont fish species, different styles of fishing, aquatic ecology, and fish habitat. (While the clinic is free, a park day use fee is required to enter the park.)

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Introduction to Fly Fishing

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00pm
Location: Northwoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Drive, Island Pond VT 05846 |Map

This hands-on course will cover the basics of fly fishing including topics such as: regulations, knot tying, casting, terminology, and more! There will be time at the end of the course for participants to fish and try out their new skills. All equipment will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring waders or hip boots. The course will be taught by Let’s Go Fishing Instructor Paul Noel.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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