The Battenkill Angler Manchester Center, Vermont 802-379-1444
About Tom

Tom with a Battenkill Brown Trout!


Call Tom for fishing and booking information. Phone calls are preferred to email contact.

(802) 379-1444

Tom Goodman began fly fishing for trout in Big Indian, NY at age six. He learned his craft on the Esopus River, considered by many to be the Birthplace of American Fly Fishing. Tom received instruction from several masters of the angler's art that resided in the Catskill's trout mecca during the 1950s. A graduate of the University of Vermont, with a degree in Biology and 15 years of experience as a trout guide throughout the state, Tom settled in Manchester, Vermont where he has devoted himself to studying the Battenkill, Mettowee and several other prime trout rivers in this region since 1984.

Formerly the senior guide for The Orvis Outfitters in Vermont, with several years experience as a biology teacher, most recently at the prestigious Stratton Mountain School, few trout guides are as qualified to teach the art and science of fly fishing as Tom Goodman. Each excursion to the river is an adventure, packed with learning and most of all Fun. Tom has averaged 900 hours on the water per year for the last decade. In the off season he is a full-time professional ski instructor with 25 years of experience in Vermont, Colorado and Switzerland.

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The Battenkill Angler Manchester Ctr., VT (802) 379-1444