The beautiful state of Vermont is blessed with an abundance of fishing opportunities. Whether you are new to the sport or have stories to share about all of the “big ones” you have caught, you won’t have any trouble finding a scenic lake, stream, or river to cast a line. Fly fishing is especially popular around here in Middlebury, VT and while a bit trickier in nature, it is one style of fishing that is quite enjoyable.
If you are a beginner looking to learn the ropes or looking for a great guide to take you to the best fishing spots, The Middlebury Mountaineer is a local company that offers some really great adventures in the area. They offer several fly fishing outings that are suitable for newbies or old pros. They know the most serene and picturesque places to go around Addison County, within 15 minutes of downtown Middlebury. Whatever type of place you want to go or kind of species you would like to catch they can customize a trip to your preferences. Learn the basics of casting, stripping line, setting the hook and get true on the water training. There are several full and half-day trips to choose from and you can look forward to catching Rainbow, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Steelhead, and Landlock Salmon.
It is important that we note that anyone fishing, in possession of, or transporting fish taken in Vermont waters must be properly licensed and must carry the license on his/her person. You can find out more on the regulations and prohibitions on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website. If you are new and need a brush up on the types of fish you may be catching, this Vermont fish identification guide will be helpful.
There are two days of the year during which anyone, resident or nonresident may fish in Vermont without a license. The summer date is June 13, 2015 so get your gear ready and head out for a day of fun. We want to hear all of your stories when you return to relax at the inn! We are a short drive away from many scenic places to fish so if you are looking to plan a fun vacation this summer, book your room before we fill up! You can make a reservation online or contact us for further information.