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Fishing Virginia

EZFishing brings you Virginia's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Virginia Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Virginia.

Virginia Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Virginia?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


Virginia Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Virginia Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Virginia's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Virginia Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Virginia.

  • Free fishing in West Virginia this weekend
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia is hosting Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th, 2018. This is an annual program that gives residents and nonresidents a chance to fish for free in West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of
  • WVNS
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  • 6/8/2018 10:59:00 AM
  • Free Fishing Days set this weekend in West Virginia
  • CHARLESTON — No license is required to fish in West Virginia Saturday and Sunday for the state’s annual Free Fishing Days. “West Virginia has miles and miles of pristine waters,” Gov. Jim Justice said in a news release. “We need to get everyone ...
  • Parkersburg News and Sentinel
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  • 6/8/2018 8:37:00 AM
  • West Virginia's Free Fishing Days slated for this weekend
  • charleston — Grab your fishing pole and get your bait and tackle box ready because West Virginia’s Free Fishing Days are this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. This annual program gives residents and nonresidents a chance to fish in West Virginia ...
  • The Register-Herald
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  • 6/8/2018 7:33:00 AM
  • No fishing license needed this weekend in West Virginia
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Casting a line won’t cost anything in West Virginia this weekend. The state Division of Natural Resources is holding its annual free fishing weekend for both residents and nonresidents. It’s part of National Fishing and Boating ...
  • The Washington Times
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  • 6/8/2018 6:34:00 AM
  • Free Fishing in West Virginia this weekend
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia is hosting Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th, 2018. This is an annual program that gives residents and nonresidents a chance to fish for free in West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of
  • WTRF
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  • 6/7/2018 11:33:00 PM
  • West Virginia to host Free Fishing Weekend this Saturday and Sunday
  • CHARLOESTON, W.Va. (WTAP) — West Virginia will host Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2018, to allow residents and nonresidents a chance to fish in West Virginia for free. The event allows anyone to fish in West Virginia ...
  • WHSV-TV
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  • 6/7/2018 9:36:00 PM
  • Free fishing in West Virginia this weekend
  • CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) - West Virginia is hosting Free Fishing Days Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 9-10. This is an annual program that gives residents and nonresidents a chance to fish for free in West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of Natural
  • WBOY
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  • 6/7/2018 8:43:00 PM
  • Free Fishing in West Virginia This Weekend
  • CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - West Virginia is hosting Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th, 2018. This is an annual program that gives residents and nonresidents a chance to fish for free in West Virginia. The West Virginia Division of
  • 13 WOWKTV
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  • 6/7/2018 6:18:00 PM
  • Virginia man pulls record-setting catfish with a $20 Walmart fishing rod
  • A Virginia man completed a record-breaking catch with a $20 Walmart fishing rod this week, according to multiple news reports. Jeffrey Dill, who pulled in a 68-pound flathead catfish to break the Virginia state record set 25 years ago, said it wasn’t ...
  • Deseret News
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  • 6/1/2018 7:00:00 PM
  • Record-breaking "monster" catfish reeled in on $20 Walmart fishing rod
  • When Virginia resident Jeffrey Dill went fishing at a lake in Virginia Beach last weekend, he didn't expect to smash a 24-year-old state record. Dill explained that he felt something pulling on the other end of his $20 Walmart rod on Saturday morning while
  • CBS News
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  • 5/31/2018 9:17:00 PM
  • Off the hook! Fish without a license in Virginia this weekend
  • LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has designated the next three days for anyone who wants to fish without a fishing license. You can fish without a license between Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3. No fishing ...
  • WSET
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  • 5/31/2018 6:11:00 PM
  • It’s ‘Free Fishing’ weekend in Virginia
  • RICHMOND, Va. — Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not take advantage of Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license, of any kind, is required for rod and reel fishing in Virginia June 1-3, according to the Virginia Department of Game ...
  • WTVR-TV
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  • 5/31/2018 6:02:00 PM
  • 2018 West Virginia Catfish Forecast
  • Mountain State anglers are passionate about catching catfish. Beyond being excellent table fare, catfish are fun to catch. Even better West Virginia has numerous locations where anglers can pursue the fish of the deep water. According to Tommy Cundiff of .
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/31/2018 5:16:00 PM
  • Gerald Almy: Virginia’s best crappie fishing waters
  • Virginia is blessed with quality angling for many types of gamefish, from trout to largemouth bass, stripers to catfish. But some of the most exciting fishing the Old Dominion offers is for crappies. A while back we wrote a multi-part column on tactics for
  • The Northern Virginia Daily
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  • 5/28/2018 5:11:00 PM
  • State: Shellfish harvesting can resume on Hampton's Back River
  • The state has re-opened the Back River in Hampton to shellfishing, effective immediately. The Virginia Department of Health said Friday that an emergency closure on May 16 is now rescinded, meaning that shellfish harvesting can resume. A portion of the ...
  • Daily Press
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  • 5/25/2018 6:39:00 PM
  • Easy to find and fun to catch, bluegill are America’s fish
  • I’ve fished for bluegills from the Dakotas (North and South) to Virginia, including in my home state of Kentucky. But the largest bluegills I’ve caught came from a small remote lake in Ontario’s Killarney Provincial Park. Samsel suggests South ...
  • KTVB
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  • 5/25/2018 12:18:00 PM
  • Virginia Tech graduate lands second chance to hook fish dream
  • BLACKSBURG—When Chanz Hopkins breathes the air near the New River he says he knows he’s home. The scent of the water is nostalgia for the Pulaski County native. “I can just smell the air and I know I’m on the New River,” Hopkins said. “It doesn ...
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  • 5/13/2018 10:29:00 AM
  • 2018 Virginia Catfish Forecast
  • Summer is the time when you can consistently put a bend in your rod and filets in the frying pan by targeting catfish. These include channel catfish in upstream rivers and lakes, blue catfish haunts and flathead catfishing in pools. Like many of the rivers
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/11/2018 6:30:00 PM
  • Virginia Tech graduate lands second chance to hook fish dream
  • BLACKSBURG — When Chanz Hopkins breathes the air near the New River he says he knows he’s home. The scent of the water is nostalgia for the Pulaski County native. “I can just smell the air and I know I’m on the New River,” Hopkins said.
  • The Roanoke Times
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  • 5/11/2018 3:01:00 AM
  • VIMS adds first James-drainage snakehead to Fish Collection
  • A northern snakehead ({em}Channa argus{/em}) from the Nunnally Ichthyology Collection at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Sarah Huber A northern snakehead—the non-native fish whose 2004 appearance along the Potomac River watershed unleashed a ...
  • KLAS Press Release
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  • 5/10/2018 7:16:00 PM
  • SML fishing tournament turns 50
  • One of oldest and biggest freshwater fishing tournaments in Virginia celebrated a golden anniversary over the weekend. Around 400 anglers turned out for the 50th annual Smith Mountain Lake Fishing tournament at Gills Creek Marina. The Smith Mountain ...
  • Smith Mountain Eagle
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  • 5/9/2018 1:06:00 PM

Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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Virginia Fishing Clubs

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