A section of the Walloomsac River in Bennington has been added to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s “Trophy Trout” stocking program on eight river sections and 15 lakes and ponds that receive two-year old trout, some over 18 inches long.
The section of the Walloomsac being stocked with trophy trout extends from the Vermont/New York border in Bennington upstream to the top of the former Vermont Tissue Plant Dam (downstream of Murphy Road). Fishing regulations have been changed for the trophy trout section of the river. Trout fishing opened April 12 and will continue through October 31. There is no size limit on trout harvested from this section of river, but the daily limit has been changed to two trout per day. Catch and Release fishing for trout using artificial flies and lures is allowed during the remainder of the year.
“The trophy rainbow and brown trout stocked in the Black, Winooski, Lamoille, East Creek, Missisquoi, Walloomsac, and Passumpsic Rivers, as well as Otter Creek, provide exciting fishing for many anglers of all ages and skill levels,” said State Fisheries Biologist Chet MacKenzie. “Large two-year old rainbows will also be stocked in selected lakes and ponds to provide excellent fishing opportunities.”
Media Contact: Chet MacKenzie, 802-786-3864; Eric Palmer 802-751-0107