A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to offer recreational fishing along Furnace Brook at the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Fish Hatchery in North Chittendon, Vermont. The primary angling opportunities in the brook are for brook, rainbow and brown trout. Recreational fishing is permitted on Furnace Brook from existing public access points on the hatchery, in accordance with state of Vermont fishing regulations. Additional fishing opportunities can be found along the banks of hatchery property adjacent to Furnace Brook, during hatchery open hours. For safety, and to maintain biosecurity of stocked fish populations, in addition to Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department laws and regulations, anglers must abide by posted signage and remain 50 feet away from the water intake from Furnace Brook, raceways and fish culture areas. Angling equipment including, but not limited to, live bait, boots and rods near these areas is prohibited.

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