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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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Find any of the 9384 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


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.

  • TV show gives W.Va.’s hunting, fishing a wide audience
  • While most hunting- and fishing-oriented shows focus on far-flung destinations, Appalachian Trophy TV focuses almost exclusively on West Virginia. “I’m from here, and so is everyone on our team,” Allen said. “We want to show that we have quality ...
  • Charleston Gazette
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  • 8/23/2015 2:39:57 AM
  • Anglers enjoying ideal conditions despite humidity
  • In the back the fish numbers are showing signs of diminishing ... With the possible exception of some boats heading for the canyons far south off Virginia or even North Carolina, all the boats are fishing the same general canyon areas.
  • The Mercury
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  • 8/22/2015 4:17:11 PM
  • Blueline tilefish state record set again
  • Pending approval from the DNREC Fish and Wildlife section ... a lady walked away with the top prize. Cheryl McKlesky, fishing with Capt. Steve Richardson on his boat Backlash from Virginia Beach, brought in a 94-pound white marlin to take the top prize ...
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  • 8/22/2015 6:58:50 AM
  • Robert D. Terwilliger, enjoyed going fishing
  • He enjoyed a 15-year career with the Delaware Guidance Services in the maintenance department. Mr. Terwilliger was a Mason of the Masonic Lodge in Virginia. During his spare time, he enjoyed going fishing in the Delaware waters. In addition to his parents
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  • 8/21/2015 3:06:47 PM
  • Hunting and fishing day set in September
  • ROANOKE - If you have a legally harvested and mounted West Virginia big buck trophy, or if you have a trophy fish caught from West Virginia waters, it's wanted for the Big Buck/Trophy Fish Display at West Virginia's Celebration of National Hunting and ...
  • The Inter Mountain
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  • 8/21/2015 4:44:01 AM
  • Some fishing seasons are changing | Fishing report
  • This event has raised nearly $400,000 for breast cancer research. The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament finishes Saturday. The Mid-Atlantic Billfish Tournament finishes Friday. So far, the top fish weighed in the Mid-Atlantic Tournament are: Blue marlin .
  • Daily Press
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  • 8/20/2015 8:37:15 PM
  • Looking for a few big bucks and fish
  • ROANOKE, W.Va. — Hunters with a legally harvested and mounted West Virginia big buck trophy, or anglers with a trophy fish caught from West Virginia waters may show them at the Big Buck/Trophy Fish Display during the celebration of National Hunting and ...
  • Cumberland Times News Homepage
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  • 8/20/2015 1:17:37 AM
  • Humans reach 'super predator' status, and that's a problem, study says
  • And it means fishing quotas that are more in line with what nonhuman ... a marine scientist with the University of California at Davis and Virginia Tech. Larger fish produce more eggs over longer periods of time than do smaller fish, let alone juveniles ..
  • The Christian Science Monitor
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  • 8/19/2015 11:58:52 PM
  • Gittinger secures top spot in Special Angler Catch-and-Release Tournament
  • Until August 7, Gittinger, fishing for the Town Of Cape Charles Pier Team ... a species not well-known to Virginia waters, but dominant in Florida, said J. Smith. With the pressure building, Gittinger hurled a “Hail Mary,” and made a dash to the ...
  • The Record Online
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  • 8/19/2015 7:41:10 PM
  • Reck on the Road: Million Dollar Fish
  • (WAVY) – Last weekend the team aboard the Virginia Beach based boat, the Backlash, took top honors at The 42nd Annual White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland. This fishing tournament is considered the largest of its kind in the nation. The first place ..
  • WAVY News 10
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  • 8/18/2015 1:15:49 PM
  • Electrofishing helps Virginia 'thin the herd' of blue catfish
  • Fishing from late May to mid-September last year, Trice caught about 25 pounds of fish for each minute he electrified the water, said Tom Murray, a fisheries development specialist with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Murray said he is unaware of
  • The Roanoke Times
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  • 8/17/2015 9:27:56 AM
  • Fish Fry to benefit Lupus Support Group
  • HUNTINGTON - The third annual Fish Fry to help the Lupus Support Group of West Virginia will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at First Baptist Church of Huntington, 801 6th Ave. Pre-orders are strongly encouraged by calling 304-523-1712
  • Herald-Dispatch
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  • 8/16/2015 3:59:50 AM
  • Releasing late-summer fish requires special care
  • West Virginia fisheries officials have yet to go to such extremes. Instead, Hansbarger recommended that anglers take a few simple steps to avoid inadvertently killing fish they wish to release. “The big thing is, don’t fight the fish to exhaustion ...
  • Charleston Gazette
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  • 8/16/2015 1:43:50 AM
  • West Virginia woman swept over dam while fishing feared dead
  • WORTHINGTON, West Virginia — Officials suspect a woman who was swept over the falls at Worthington Dam is dead. While the search continues for 40-year-old Sheila Nethken of Maidsville, emergency response officials said Friday they fear she drowned ...
  • The Republic
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  • 8/15/2015 12:43:35 PM
  • Billfish tournaments abound in the area | Fishing report
  • Last week's White Marlin Open was won by Cheryl McLeskey's 94-pound white marlin. It was caught while fishing on the Backlash, with Captain Steve Richardson, out of Virginia Beach. Their winnings were more than $1 million. The Mid-Atlantic and Virginia ...
  • Daily Press
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  • 8/13/2015 5:39:26 PM
  • College fishing visits Chautauqua Lake
  • The Christopher Newport University team of Cody Griffey of Smithfield, Virginia, and Peter Kenny of Ashburn, Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Chautauqua Lake last Saturday with five bass weighing 12 pounds ...
  • Mayville Sentinel News
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  • 8/13/2015 5:32:17 PM
  • College fishing visits Chautauqua Lake
  • The Christopher Newport University team of Cody Griffey of Smithfield, Virginia, and Peter Kenny of Ashburn, Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference tournament on Chautauqua Lake last Saturday with five bass weighing 12 pounds ...
  • Westfield Republican
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  • 8/13/2015 2:40:29 PM
  • Audience: Wine, Women and Fishing Tournament
  • 13th Annual Wine, Women & Fishing Fundraiser Registration & Captain’s Meeting are Saturday, and the Tournament, Dock Party & Awards Banquet are Sunday at Southside Marina in Virginia Beach
  • WAVY News 10
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  • 8/13/2015 1:50:22 PM
  • Bill Cochran Field Reports: Fish officials say “No Bite” is nonsense
  • Anglers call it “No Bite.” Some say officials of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries put it into hatchery truck tanks when trout are being stocked in order to retard their hunger so they won’t be caught too quickly. Nonsense ...
  • The Roanoke Times
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  • 8/13/2015 11:34:22 AM
  • Fish stunned, released as part of annual Smith River count
  • They are part of a yearly study conducted by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). Scott Smith of the DGIF said the process is an "annual sampling of fish populations on the river." The study is conducted in eight locations between .
  • Martinsville Bulletin
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  • 8/13/2015 6:12:15 AM
  • Fishing report for Aug. 13
  • Mosquitos are also out in force most places, so bug repellant is recommended. Top fishing spots have been the Virginia Lakes, Grant Lake, and Crowley Lake (for fly anglers since the Aug. 1 regulation change), but a lot of fish are coming out of the high ..
  • Bakersfield
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  • 8/13/2015 5:00:40 AM
  • Reel in four fish - not fines
  • Last week, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife fishery control officers confiscated 48 illegally caught shad hidden in the dunes on Virginia Beach. George Nair, the Conservation Manager at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, said the patrol teams knew what signs to look out for with
  • Independent Online
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  • 8/12/2015 5:54:56 PM
  • Northern Virginia Area, Bass/snakehead Fishing
  • Wondering if anyone can help me out. Going up to the DC/ northern Virginia area to visit my brother in about a month. Trying to get him into fishing so I was hoping to find either a good guide to use or a good lake/river area to take out his kayaks and get
  • The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
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  • 8/11/2015 11:54:02 PM
  • Reservoir Water Transfer Paused to Help Fish Populations
  • ALBAMARLE COUNTY, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority and the Virginia Department of Gam and Inland Fisheries says monitoring the ecology of area reservoirs and rivers is a delicate balance. The two organizations were transferring water
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  • 8/11/2015 5:13:11 PM

Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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Virginia Fishing Clubs

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Virginia Weather

Hampton, VA (23669)

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Feels like: 82°F

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Dew Point:60°F
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