Fishing Clinics and Events

Fishing Clinics and Events

Kids, families, and fishing enthusiasts are invited to join in the many department-sponsored fishing events happening throughout the year.

Below you’ll find a link to our calendar listing the Let’s Go Fishing clinics and Children’s Fishing Program opportunities that are open to the public. These programs encourage everyone to join in the fishing fun!

How-To Fishing Clinics

Introduction to Fly Tyingwomen learning to fly fish

Learn the basics of fly tying in this fun hands on course! Course topics will include terminology, tools and basic fly patterns. This course is part of partnership between the Green Mountain Fly Tyers and Vermont Fish & Wildlife. There is a $20 materials fee payable to the Green Mountain Fly Tyers. Tools will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own.

Let's Go Fishing Volunteers

Teach young people and their families how to fish, emphasizing that fishing is more than just catching fish. Teachers, you can now become a certified instructor through the Let’s Go Fishing program and also earn 1 graduate-level credit through Castleton University!

Fishing Seasons

Fishing is a great way to connect with nature and is a fun activity to share with friends and family. Check below to see what fishing opportunities are available throughout the year.

FREE Fishing Days - Saturday, January 26, 2019 and Saturday, June 8, 2019.
A day when anyone, resident or non-resident, can go fishing statewide without a fishing license!

Vermont's Ice Fishing Opportunities

ice fishing on Lake Champlain

Ice fishing is a great way to get outdoors with friends and family, and Vermont offers the greatest variety of top-notch freshwater ice fishing in New England.

Other Lakes Open to Ice Fishing

Ice fishing for trout, salmon and bass is allowed on the following lakes from the third Saturday in January to March 15.

See Index of Lakes & Ponds and Tables in Fishing Regulations for length limits and daily limits.

Ice Fishing Basics

Ice Fishing Basics

Winter means cold temperatures that can keep you indoors and cause a serious case of cabin fever. Ice fishing is a fun and inexpensive way to get outdoors and beat the winter doldrums.


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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