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.
Fridays on the Fly: 5 Top Trout Streams in Shenandoah
- The Alleghany creek flows into the Jackson River near the headwaters of Virginia’s James River. It’s dammed a few miles above Clifton Forge, and trout runs from the reservoir mean fish are plentiful. A trip to Smith Creek gives you plenty of choices.
- 9/23/2016 4:31:56 PM
National Hunting and Fishing Day touts historical, current contributions
- Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day. As co-chairmen of the West Virginia Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, Delegates Rupie Phillips and myself, along with Sens. Kent Leonhardt and Ron Stollings, are proud to join sportsmen-legislators from across ..
- The Register Herald
- 9/23/2016 2:55:53 AM
Tautog season is open; sea bass season closed to Oct. 22 Fishing report
- This event was sponsored by Bishop Fishing Supply. Hayden and his father, captain Jorj Head, were helping scientists from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science deploy satellite pop-up on cobia on the last day of the cobia season. Once they got the final
- Daily Press
- 9/22/2016 10:31:02 PM
PSWSFA Fish News
- We can "always" catch a marlin. Boats were calling in their catches of the last day of the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament. One boat had 3 blue marlin, 5 white marlin, and a spearfish. There were a number of slams being caught with roundscale spearfish
- Daily Press
- 9/21/2016 4:41:28 PM
How to Fish: 5 Tips for Spanish Mackerel
- Fine—we’ve focused in on plenty of other specific species in these How to Fish videos. Which ones do you like to cast for? boats.com, 150 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510, USA. boats.com is part of the Dominion Marine Media Network.
- 9/20/2016 1:43:42 PM
Trout Fishing in America plays Thrasher
- Choir director Virginia Rogers is doing a song-writing unit with the students in anticipation of this workshop. The members of Trout Fishing use a problem-solving approach to songwriting, talking to the students about creativity, storytelling, organizing .
- The Northwestern
- 9/19/2016 3:03:37 PM
Hunting and Fishing Days Gives Local Businesses A Boost
- With dozens of vendors on site, live demonstrations and competitions, West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Days has something for everyone. Michael Drost has been a part of the Division of Natural Resources and West Virginia Wildlife Federation Event for deca
- 9/18/2016 5:32:09 AM
OUTDOORS COLUMN: Hunting and Fishing Day offers time of celebration
- A great event to share with the outdoors family is going on today. West Virginia;s Hunting and Fishing Day celebration is going on at Stonewall Resort State Park today. It’s not that far of a drive from Marion County, and it’s a really good way to ...
- Times West Virginian
- 9/18/2016 2:40:21 AM
National Hunting & Fishing Days underway
- Sponsored by the West Virginia Wildlife Federation and Division of Natural Resources, the two day event concludes on Sunday, but with expectations that our states' great heritage is passed down to the next generation. "Our heritage of hunting ans fishing .
- WDTV 5 News
- 9/18/2016 1:43:05 AM
Google-Powered System Helps Governments Spy on Fishing Boats
- It can also be used by insurance companies who want to keep an eye on ships. Marine-advocacy group Oceana and SkyTruth, a nonprofit based in West Virginia, also helped develop the program. "We will be able to see a lot of information about who is fishing .
- News Max
- 9/15/2016 5:02:54 PM
WV Wildlife: National Hunting and Fishing Days
- West Virginia's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days returns to Stonewall Resort in Lewis County that weekend. The two-day, family-oriented event has something for everyone. Art Shomo, with The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources explai
- 9/7/2016 8:11:20 PM
The Fishing Beat by Bill Hilts (Sept. 7)
- Bass action was good, especially for bigger fish as Capt. Bruce Blakelock of Riverside Sportfishing and Mitch Grant of Virginia with Rapid Fishing Solutions used tubes rigged with a small spinner trailer to catch smallmouth up to 5 pounds. In the Upper ...
- Buffalo News
- 9/7/2016 3:46:29 PM
How to Fish: Tips for Chunking for Tuna
- It also allows you to up-size the leader, since the fish are chasing a moving target and they don’t have quite as much time to eyeball it. boats.com, 150 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510, USA. boats.com is part of the Dominion Marine Media Network.
- 9/6/2016 1:03:02 PM
Crestliner 1850 Raptor SC: Freshwater Fish Hawk
- up to 200 horses on the transom, and an arsenal of fishing features that will have those bass quaking in fear. boats.com, 150 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia, 23510, USA. boats.com is part of the Dominion Marine Media Network.
- 9/5/2016 12:35:35 PM
McCoy: Fall fishing can be as memorable as it is productive
- I’ve always enjoyed fishing in the fall. Even when I was able to scale West Virginia’s steep-sided hills in pursuit of squirrels, deer and grouse, I spent quite a bit of time pitching flies and lures at trout and bass. Some of my most memorable fishing ...
- 9/4/2016 5:12:57 AM
Fishing club cranks up
- “Believe it or not colleges offer fishing scholarships now,” he said. A check of colleges with fishing clubs show 34 in Virginia and surrounding states. That includes colleges like Radford and Virginia Tech. Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn
- Fluvanna Review
- 9/1/2016 6:52:33 PM
Numerous fish return to Three Fork Creek
- GRAFTON — A few years ago, the fish featured in a West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection aquarium in Grafton, on Tuesday, would not have existed in Three Fork Creek, where they were retrieved from, a spectator commented. The DEP’s 3,000 ...
- 8/31/2016 5:03:23 AM
Crowder Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Potomac River
- The largest bass fishing site on the Web! The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide MARBURY, Md. (Aug. 29, 2016) – Kermit Crowder of Matoaca, Virginia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 6 ounces, Sunday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL ..
- The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide
- 8/30/2016 12:46:52 AM
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Virginia Fishing Clubs
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Look up the following list of fishing clubs in Virginia.
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