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Vermont

Fishing

Quick Reference Guide

For complete fishing regulations, see Table 1: General Fishing Regulations.

Please reference Index of Rivers and Streams and Index of Lakes and Ponds for waters with special regulations and General Regulations & Definitions, Lake Champlain Regulations and Connecticut River Regulations for fishing regulation tables.

Free Fishing Days

Summer Free Fishing Day — Second Saturday in June

Winter Free Fishing Day — Last Saturday in January


Vermont Fishing License

License

Fee

Resident

Fishing (ages 18–65)

$28.00

Youth Fishing (ages 15–17; under age 15, no license needed)

$8.00

Permanent Licenses (residents only, age 66 or older)

$60.00

Five-Year Fishing License

$134.00

Three-Day Fishing1

$11.00

Combination Fishing and Hunting

$47.00

Five-Year Combination License

$229.00

Youth Combination Fishing and Hunting (age 17 or under)

$12.00

Nonresident

Fishing

$54.00

Youth Fishing (ages 15–17; under age 15, no license needed)

$15.00

Five-Year Fishing License

$264.00

One-Day Fishing1

$21.00

Three-Day Fishing1

$23.00

Seven-Day Fishing1

$31.00

Combination Fishing and Hunting

$143.00

Five-Year Combination License

$709.00

Youth Combination Fishing and Hunting (age 17 or under)

$30.00

Interactive, Instantaneous

Vermont’s Online Fishing Regulations Tool

Our Online Fishing Regulations Tool uses technology to make accessing regulation information quick and simple, whether you’re at home planning your next Vermont fishing trip or out on the water!

Features of the Fishing Regulations Tool

Interactive Map System:

Allows users to select any waterbody in the state and have instantaneous access to fishing regulations specific to that body of water.

Current Location Feature:

The map works in coordination with the Global Positioning System (GPS) in many mobile devices, allowing users to view fisheries regulations for their current location.

Lookup Tables:

Allows users to view regulations by selecting a waterbody, town, or county from a comprehensive lookup list.

Regardless of the pathway, the final result is a simple and clear list of fisheries regulations for all of Vermont’s great fishing spots!

Visit www.vtfishandwildlife.com to use the tool!