Northeast of Hartford near Bethel, the White River is popular for fly fishing. The free-flowing White River starts in the Green mountains and runs 60 miles through Granville and Hancock on the way to the Connecticut River confluence.
The upper White River fly fishing is known for its wild brook trout and rainbow trout. The best section for fly fishing on the White River is from Stockbridge down to Bethel. There is a 3.3 mile regulated section from Lilliesville Brook down to Cleveland Brook. Access is provided by SR107 and there is a small parking lot at Cleveland Brook.
Note: As of January 2011, it is illegal to use felt sole waders and wading shoes in Vermont. You must use non-felt soles for fly fishing in Vermont.
Overall, White River is the 10th most popular fly fishing river of all 10 fly fishing spots in Vermont.