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Fishing Tournaments of Vermont - Frequently Asked Questions
Permit Rules & Requirements
Why is a permit required to hold a fishing tournament?
Do I need a permit to hold a tournament?
I want to hold a tournament in which only people below 15 years of age will be allowed to enter. Do I need a permit?
Do I need a permit to hold a tournament that is part of a Special Olympics?
Do I need a permit if the only participants are members of my club?
Do I need a permit to hold a practice day before the tournament?
Is there a penalty for holding a tournament without a permit?
The members of my club compare their catch as an informal contest, is a permit required?
I am holding a tournament on Lake Champlain, with the headquarters in New York. Do I need a Vermont fishing tournament permit?
I want to hold a tournament on the Connecticut River. Do I need a permit from the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife?
Is it legal for bass tournament anglers to hold and transport bass to check-in stations prior to the opening of the general bass season on the second Saturday in June?
Is Your Tournament a Season Long Tournament?
What should I do if I need to reschedule or cancel my tournament?
How to Get a Permit
How can I get a permit?
Is there a permit fee?
How far in advance do I need to apply for a permit?
How long will it take for my permit to be issued?
I need to know sooner if I will get a permit what should I do?
Can I hold my tournament at a State Park?
Do I need a special use permit to use a Department access area as the headquarters for my tournament?
Can I e-file my permit application?
Finding Out About Tournaments
How can I find out about scheduled tournaments?
Who should I contact if I want to participate in a tournament?
How often is the listing of scheduled tournaments updated?
Who to Contact
Who should I contact if I have questions?
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