Fishing

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia FAQs

Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) is a deadly fish virus, first discovered in the Great Lakes. Vermont has adopted regulations to prevent the introduction of VHS to our waters.

Reciprocal Licenses

Reciprocal fishing licenses enhance fishing opportunities on Lake Champlain and the Connecticut River.

Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain Map

Anglers who hold a fishing license from either New York or Vermont are able to fish in most of the big lake.

Salisbury Fish Culture Station

Salisbury Fish Culture Station

Fast Facts

Location:

646 Lake Dunmore Road, Salisbury, VT 05769 

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Hours:

Visitor Hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, daily

Scheduling a large group or school tour? Please call (802) 352-4371

Amenities:

Visitor Center: No

Public facilities: Yes

Roxbury Fish Culture Station

Roxbury Fish Culture Station

Fast Facts

Location:

3696 Roxbury Road, Roxbury, VT 05669

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Hours:

Visitor Hours: Due to damages from Tropical Storm Irene, Roxbury FCS is currently closed to visitation.

Amenities:

Visitor Center: No

Public facilities: Yes

Welcome to the Ed Weed Fish Culture Station

Vermont Fish & Wildlife conserves and protects fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont. Our $20 million (annual budget) is funded by three major sources: user-based fees such as licenses, excise taxes on gasoline and on hunting and fishing equipment, and state general funds. Within the department are five fish culture stations. Ed Weed in Grand Isle, built in 1991, is the newest.

Ed Weed Fish Culture Station

Ed Weed Fish Culture Station

Fast Facts

Location:

14 Bell Hill Road, Grand Isle, VT 05458

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Hours:

Visitor Hours: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, daily

Scheduling a large group or school tour? Please call (802) 372-3171

Amenities:

Visitor Center: Yes

Public facilities: Yes

Bennington Fish Culture Station

Bennington Fish Culture Station

Fast Facts

Location:

110 Hatchery Road, Bennington, VT 05201

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Hours:

Visitor Hours: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, daily

Scheduling a large group or school tour? Please call (802) 447-2844

Amenities:

Visitor Center: Yes

Fishing Trip Tips

Fishing is a great way to make lasting memories with your children. Here are some tips for a fun-filled outing:

fishing with dad

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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.