Free Winter Fishing Clinics

Join one of these fishing clinics that are open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing!

ice fishing

Participants will learn about fishing regulations and techniques, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather (and walking on ice) as the program will take place outside. Consider bringing something warm to drink and a bucket or a chair to rest on, too. Programs last 2.5 to 3 hours. Registration is required for all programs.

For more information, call 802-265-2279 or email letsgofishing@vermont.govLocation details will be given upon registering.


Introduction to Fly Tying

Learn the basics of fly tying in this fun, hands-on course! Course topics will include terminology, tools and basic fly patterns. The four-week course will be held on evenings.
Participants are expected to attend all four evenings. There is a $20 fee to cover the cost of materials.

Montpelier Course - Starts 3/10

REMAINING CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS

Location: ANR Annex Building, 190 Junction Road, Berlin, VT 05620 | map
Dates: Tuesday Evenings, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

This course is presented thanks to our partnership with the Mad Dog Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Register for Fly Tying Course: Montpelier

For more information call 802-265-2279 or email letsgofishing@vermont.gov


Trolling for Trout and Salmon Following Ice Out

CLINIC HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS

Saturday, March 14
Kehoe Conservation Camp, 636 Point of Pines Rd., Castleton, VT
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9:00am-1:00pm

Join us for an Introduction to trout and salmon trolling techniques following ice out. The course will cover a variety of topics including lures, rods, trolling techniques, and more. It will be taught in a classroom setting and notebooks are encouraged.

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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.