Fishing

Lake Bomoseen, Castleton

father and daughter fishing

Where to Go

Lake Bomoseen State Park offers fishing opportunities and provides complimentary fishing equipment through the REEL FUN loaner program. The Bomoseen State Park day-use area is a good place to fish from shore, from the dock, or you could rent a boat.

Gale Meadows Pond, Londonderry

boy fishing

Where to Go

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife access area provides opportunities to fish from shore or launch your own boat.

gale meadow map

Fish You'll Find

Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, rock bass, and bullhead live in the pond.

Bullhead Pond, Manchester

young boy with fish

Where to Go

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department land around the pond provides good opportunities for fishing from shore. There is no entrance fee.

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Lake Memphremagog, Newport City

boys with fish

Where to Go

Gardner Memorial Park offers great fishing access for families. The park is located at the mouth of the Clyde River on the shores of Lake Memphremagog and has a large mowed area which makes casting from shore easy.

Lake Champlain, Burton Island

fishing

Where to Go

Burton Island State Park, accessible by boat or ferry, offers fishing opportunities and provides complimentary fishing equipment through the REEL FUN loaner program. Even children that struggle with casting can catch fish by dropping a baited hook from the floating docks in the marina. But if you fish from the docks, remember boats have the right-of-way.

Colton and Kent Ponds, Killington

boy with fish

Where to Go

These two ponds are separated by less than a mile. There is a Vermont Fish & Wildlife access area at each pond. At Kent Pond, the best place to fish is along the dam breast, where you will find a shorefishing platform.

Fishing Opportunities

two women fishing from a boat

Bordered on the west by renowned Lake Champlain and on the east by the magnificent Connecticut River – with over 800 lakes and ponds and 7,000 miles of rivers and streams in between -- Vermont is chock-full of world-class fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages, abilities and interests.

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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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