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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Strong line and a proper rod, reel and lure system are key factors toward a successful fishing trip. However, these elements are just a piece of the overall puzzle, and a well-tied knot may be the most important of all.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department maintains more than 190 developed fishing access areas, providing public access for shore fishing opportunities and launching of water craft.