In 2003, Shawn Dutil caught a 35 lb, 3.2 oz trout from Lake Willoughby (the Vermont State record). It is no wonder that folks come to the Kingdom from far and wide for the fishing year-round! The many deep lakes, secluded ponds, and rushing streams punctuated by trout holes are home to many species. Expect to hook large trout, salmon, muskellunge and more!
The lakes are always an extraordinary fishing experience. The Willoughby River is also a “hot spot” for fly-fishing trout. The Barton and Black Rivers are good spots as well and the Clyde River has an outstanding run of landlocked Atlantic salmon.
Fishing Licenses/Bait & Tackle
Currier’s Market and the Evansville Store offer all that is needed to get you out fishing, including Vermont licenses. The cost for Adults (18+ years) is $20.00 for Vermont residents and $41.00 for non-residents; Youths (15-17 years) are $8.00 for Vermont residents and $15 for non-residents, and children younger than 15 years may fish for free. Fishing licenses may also be purchased online through the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.