Fishing

Northern Vermont has miles of rivers, streams and lakes for brook, rainbow, lake and brown trout, landlocked salmon, pike, bass and many more. Harvey's Lake in West Barnet is known as one of the best lakes in Vermont for catching big lake trout (even a 25 pound one!)

Having the northern divide here (where rivers flow north to the St. Lawrence or south to the Connecticut River), our waters are pure and natural.

Fishing maps are available free at VT Fish & Wildlife. They also have a convenient Fishing Access Area List (pdf) to help you plan your next fishing vacation.

Our FREE Waterways Map can help you make your anglin' plans on our region's spectacular lakes.

For a great fishing vacation, consider using a guide service. The VOGA site lists many qualified guides to lead fishing trips for pond, lake, stream and ice fishing.

Clyde River Recreation offers kayak, canoe, small boat rentals, and all inclusive river paddles on the Clyde River and along Lake Memphremagog. 

Visit our Great Outdoors Vacation Packages for some great lodging deals that include fishing and boating!

In winter, haul your fishing shanty out onto one of our many lakes. Your best bets include Caspian Lake in Greensboro, Seymour Lake in Morgan, Lake Willoughby in Westmore and Joe's Pond in West Danville.



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  Seymour Lake Morgan
A clean and beautiful Vermont lake surrounded by hills and mountains.

Morgan, VT 05853





  Maidstone State Park/Maidstone Lake Guildhall
Maidstone is the most remote of Vermont's state parks and still retains much of the wilderness character of the NEK.
R1, Box 388
Guildhall, VT 05905

802-676-3930





  Boulder Beach State Park Groton
The day use area has 75 shaded picnic sites with tables and hibachis.
2278 Boulder Beach Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3823





  Stillwater State Park Groton
The campground has 62 tent/trailer sites and 17 lean-tos. There is a swimming beach, boat launch/dock facility and play area.
44 Stillwater Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3822





  Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area Victory
Here you can spot bear, moose, beavers, birds and more. Hunting and fishing are also allowed.

Victory, VT





  Seyon Lodge State Park Groton
One of Vermont's best kept secrets, Seyon Lodge State Park provides rustic and welcoming facilities.
2967 Seyon Pond Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3829





  Island Pond Island Pond
Island Pond is a smaller lake nestled in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.

Island Pond, VT





  The Connecticut River Canaan
At 407 miles, the Connecticut is the longest river in New England.

Canaan, VT





  Willoughby River Barton
The Willoughby and Barton Rivers form the western boundary of the Willoughby Wildlife Management Area.

Barton, VT





  Harvey's Lake West Barnet
Nearly a quarter mile of sandy beach with a marked swimming area, lifeguard, picnic tables & bathhouse.

West Barnet, VT 05821





  Passumpsic River St. Johnsbury
The Passumpsic River allows for a 43-mile canoe trip through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.

St. Johnsbury, VT





  Ricker Pond State Park Groton
Nestled in Groton State Forest, Ricker Pond State Park sits below the hustle and bustle of Lake Groton.
18 Ricker Pond Camp Ground Road
Groton, VT 05046





  Little Averill Lake Natural Area - The Nature Conservancy Averill
Managed by the Vermont Nature Conservancy, the lake is a perfect place for a paddling trip.

Averill, VT





  Big Deer State Park Groton
Come into the Forest and you will see how to spend time more leisurely. There's something for everyone at Groton State Forest.
1467 Boulder Beach Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3822





  The Black River Craftsbury
Located in Orleans County, the Black River is 30 miles long and is known for abundant wildlife habitats and unsettled, forested

Craftsbury, VT





  Lake Caspian Greensboro
Lake Caspian in Greensboro doubles as a natural band shell. Classical music concerts can be heard playing over Caspian's waters in the summer.

Greensboro, VT





  New Discovery State Park Marshfield
Groton State Forest, with over 26,000 acres, is the second largest State Park in Vermont.
4239 VT Rte 232
Marshfield, VT 05658

802-426-3042





  Prouty Beach & Campground Newport
Nearly a quarter mile of sandy beach with a marked swimming area, lifeguard, picnic tables & bathhouse.

Newport, VT 05855

802-334-7951





  Lake Memphremagog Newport
A 30 mile long lake that crosses the border into Canada.

Newport, VT





  Willoughby Lake Westmore
Public beaches at the north and south ends with restrooms, excellent boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

Westmore, VT 05860





  Crystal Lake State Park Barton
Crystal Lake is a glacial lake beautifully situated among roughhewn mountain sides.
96 Bellwater Ave
Barton, VT 05822

802-525-6205





  Brighton State Park Island Pond
The primary attraction of this general area is its remoteness: mountains with tree-covered slopes, rivers and streams.
102 State Park Road
Island Pond, VT 05846

802-723-4360