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Family Gone Fishing

**Please Note-this is NOT a fly fishing program**

If you are looking for a fun SPIN fishing excursion for the whole family then you will love our Family Gone Fishing Program. On this 3 hour fishing adventure our experienced guides will take you to our “Secret Fishin’ Hole”. Once we are at the secret spot it is a small walk along the river to get to our fishing location. On the walk out there is a good chance of seeing White-tailed Deer, Moose, and even the local Bald Eagle!

Before the fishing begins the guide will spend time going over the basics of spin fishing such as parts of the hook and rod, the equipment and bait being used, and how to stay safe while fishing. Then each person will be given their own rod provided by The Fly Rod Shop and everyone will spread out along the riverbank and start fishing! The fish that could be caught include: Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseeds, Brown Bullhead and Rainbow Trout. Our guides will be there with you every step of the way to teach you what exactly needs to be done in order to catch fish. Space is limited; advance registration required, so call now to reserve your spot!

June 5th-Labor Day Times
7 Days a Week By Appointment Only-4 Person Minimum 10am-1pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm
Sept. 2nd-Oct 14th Times
7 Days a Week By Appointment Only-4 Person Minimum 10am-1pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm


 $200 for up to 4 people,  $49.00 for each additional over 4

  • *Vermont fishing license available but not included in the price. Guide/Instructor gratuity not included in price.
  • ** An adult must accompany children under 14 years of age.

Group rates available upon request.


COVID-19 Update

  1. All Guides will be required to wear face covering and gloves at all times.
  2. All clients will be required to wear a face covering and gloves. Face coverings are for sale at the Fly Rod Shop if clients would like to purchase them before the trip. Vinyl Gloves (S, M, L, XL) will also be available for clients. 
  3. Clients will be required to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver prior to the start of the program. 
  4. All Fishing gear (boots, waders, fly rod, flies, etc.) are provided for fishing trips. All waders and boots are washed and cleaned after every use. Waders are sun dried as a precaution to COVID-19. Fly Rods will also be washed after each use. 
  5. Clients are responsible for transportation to the Fly Rod Shop and to the fishing location. THE FLY ROD SHOP WILL NO LONGER BE PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION.
  6. Clients are required to have a fishing license. Licenses can be purchased at the Fly Rod Shop or online at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website. Clients must have a valid fishing license on their person during their fishing trip.
  7. All Guides and Fly Rod Shop Staff have completed the COVID-19 training offered by the State of Vermont as well as First Aid/CPR certified. 
  8. All programs will be privatized. No additional groups will be added to programs due to COVID-19 precautions. 

Call to reserve 802-253-7346


Call to reserve 802-253-7346


What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Water and snacks
  • Rain gear
  • Camera
  • Insect repellant
  • Hat

Tipping your guide:

Guiding is hard work. It’s our goal is to give you a safe, fun and educational experience that will leave you wanting more. If you’ve enjoyed your trip, tipping 15% -20% (or whatever you deem acceptable) is encouraged. Let them know how much fun you had!


At a minimum, all of our guides are basic first aid and CPR certified by the Red Cross. The guides are there to make necessary decisions to ensure everyone’s safety, and to help if an emergency situation should arise.

Additional Information:

  • All equipment, gear and bait are provided as is transportation to our Secret Fishin’ Hole.
  • Advance registration required. Space is limited so book early.
  • An adult must accompany children under the age of 14.
  • Costs do not include gratuities or a Vermont Fishing License. (A Vermont Fishing License is available for purchase at The Fly Rod Shop.)

Cancellation Policy:

The Fly Rod Shop reserves the right to cancel any trip and/or make changes to itineraries as deemed necessary.  You can contact us any time to cancel your reservation, however your deposit is not refundable if within 7 days of trip. We fish rain or shine. Occasionally, due to an unforeseen situation and/or safety concerns, we may cancel a trip. If this happens (and it’s rare it does) we will attempt to re-book with you on a date that is agreeable to both parties or refund your deposit.

Limitation of Liability:

  • We are not liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained to participants or personal property.
  • Due to fluctuating fuel costs and other factors, The Fly Rod Shop reserves the right to change guiding rates at any time.