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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.

  • State-run saltwater fishing tournament to hold committee meeting
  • The Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament committee will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the fourth floor library of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission located at 2600 Washington Ave., in Newport News. The meeting is open to the public ..
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  • 12/6/2016 5:27:20 PM
  • Best advice for fly-fishing: Take all your gear
  • A friend and I had an opportunity to go trout fishing in West Virginia’s rugged Potomac Highlands, a short drive south from Uniontown. My friend, who had just returned from a trip in the West, surveyed the craggy skyline, the up-thrusted sandstone ...
  • Herald Standard
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  • 12/3/2016 2:14:38 AM
  • Coast Guard Rescues 4 Anglers in Gulf of Maine
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Northland, homported in Portsmouth, Virginia, departs following an escort of four people aboard a disabled fishing boat Wednesday, November 30, 2016. a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor relieved Northland's
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  • 12/2/2016 7:52:16 AM
  • Cuts of recreational fishing-funded programs no longer will be tolerated
  • When Virginia’s saltwater fishing license was initiated more than two decades ago, the funds were designated for recreational fishing programs. The annual saltwater fishing tournament, the artificial reef program and several youth fishing events are just .
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  • 12/1/2016 11:59:49 PM
  • Fishing Forecast: Mouth of Potomac hot spot for rockfish
  • Overs and unders for all. We will run until the end of December." Capt. Harry has been fishing from the top of Tangier Sound to just inside Virginia waters. "Still catching big numbers (60-100 per day) of striped bass in the shallow waters (3-6 feet ...
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  • 11/29/2016 11:55:02 PM
  • Two meetings on menhaden will put a big spotlight on a little fish
  • Virginia is the harvest center. Next week's meetings, both of which are free, will focus on how the fishery is regulated and on the ecological and economic importance of the species. The first, Monday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., will be held at the Virginia Marine
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  • 11/29/2016 12:27:50 PM
  • Facial Recognition Software in Future of Commercial Fisheries Enforcement?
  • The latest effort to use artificial intelligence to fight illegal fishing is coming from Virginia-based The Nature Conservancy (TNC), which launched a contest on Kaggle – a crowdsourcing site based in San Francisco that uses competitions to advance data ..
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  • 11/23/2016 12:06:19 PM
  • Stop Buying Virginia Saltwater Fishing Licenses
  • Anglers in Virginia have accepted the use of some of their fishing license money to help cover operating expenses of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. Though the license was established specifically to not do this, multiple budget cuts to the ...
  • Sport Fishing
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  • 11/22/2016 8:50:03 PM
  • Fishing report for Nov. 11
  • It probably has the best fishing in the region right now, as other waters slow way down. Other decent bets include Virginia Lakes, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Lake loop, and Convict Lake. Top catches: At Convict Lake, John Smith landed an 8-8 brown
  • Bakersfield
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  • 11/10/2016 10:58:49 PM
  • Managing the Little Fish in Big Demand
  • They say the fish’s role in the ocean is still not clear. A Virginia company processes hundreds of thousands of tons of menhaden for fish meal and oil. But John McMurray, president of One More Cast charters of Long Island, N.Y., says the fish also ...
  • The Center for Public Intergrity
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  • 11/10/2016 8:04:02 AM
  • Virginia Announces Bowfishing Records Category
  • This HUGE carp taken by Hae Kim at Claytor Lake looks to be the largest ever shot with a bow! It weighs in at 45lbs, 7oz, with a length of 41 ¼ inches and a 30 inch girth. If certified by the State Record Fish Committee, it will become a Virginia State ...
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  • 11/10/2016 7:13:56 AM
  • Fly Fishing Film Tour reels in footage from around the globe
  • Phone: 423-838-1197. › Website: The world's largest brook trout in Patagonia. Marlin off the coast of Virginia. The turbo-charged milkfish of Seychelles. They're all on-screen in Chattanooga tonight, Nov. 10, as the 2016 Fly Fishing ..
  • Times Free Press
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  • 11/10/2016 5:40:52 AM
  • Regulators say menhaden, a key ocean fish, in good shape
  • Fishermen catch more than a billion pounds of menhaden between inshore and offshore fisheries. West Virginia records 220,275 early voters, a record West Virginia records 220,275 early voters, a record West Virginia's secretary of state says a record ...
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  • 11/7/2016 1:12:25 AM
  • Fly Fishing Show: Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival 2017
  • The Virginia Fly Fishing & Wine Festival is the largest event of its kind in the country and attracts fly anglers from across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic in particular. Nowhere else can anglers learn about the quiet sport in such a beginner ...
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  • 11/4/2016 7:02:33 PM
  • Fishing report for Nov. 3
  • There are some bigger browns showing throughout the region, but this is tough fishing. Other decent bets include Upper and Lower Twin Lake near Bridgeport, Virginia Lakes, Silver and Grant lakes in the June Lake loop, Convict Lake, and Lake Sabrina.
  • Bakersfield
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  • 11/3/2016 10:52:48 PM
  • Virginia: Fish Sampling on Smith River Nets Lunker Trout
  • Some trophy sized trout were caught and safely released during surveying by VDGIF biologists on the Smith River in Henry County. These surveys help determine management actions to enhance the fisheries throughout the river system. Photo by Al Kittredge ...
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  • 11/3/2016 9:16:46 AM
  • VMRC revokes seven commercial fishing licenses at meeting
  • The Virginia Marine Resources Commission revoked the fishing licenses of seven commercial watermen at a meeting in Newport News on Tuesday, according to a release. VMRC spokeswoman Laurie Naismith said the licenses were revoked for "egregious or repeated .
  • Daily Press
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  • 11/2/2016 6:07:40 PM
  • Four Virginia men arrested for fishing violations in Ocean City
  • According to Maryland Natural Resources Police, acting on tips from the public, officers made a plain clothes operation Saturday night at the US Route 50 Bridge in Ocean City, and wrote 14 citations to four Virginia men for possession of undersized striped
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  • 11/1/2016 1:15:21 PM
  • I’ve Gone a Little Batty!
  • Once again, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service West Virginia Field Office and Appalachian Forest Heritage Area AmeriCorps in Elkins held open house events to educate the public about bat biology and conservation efforts, joining hundreds of others across .
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  • 11/1/2016 12:39:34 PM
  • Poke is the newest raw fish dish to hit Washington
  • 202-589-1600 Maki Shop 1522 14th St. NW; 202-545-6333 The District Fishwife 1309 Fifth St. NE; 202-543-2592 thedistrictfishwife. com Poké-Man food truck Various Northern Virginia locations; 703-828-4733
  • Washington Post
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  • 10/27/2016 10:58:07 AM
  • Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Carl Jocumsen’s Tips for SUP Fishing
  • Now that he has some free time, the road warrior has been out on the lakes and rivers of Virginia on his inflatable 6i Series Hobie stand up paddleboard. He shared these three quick tips for making the most of it when you’re fishing from your SUP ...
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  • 10/24/2016 6:25:30 PM
  • Creek recovery effort will take years after 2009 fish kill
  • In all, staff officials estimate the situation killed 42,997 fish, 15,382 mussels and 6,447 mudpuppies in the Pennsylvania section of the creek that weaves between here and West Virginia. "It zeroed out the population. It wiped it all out." Urban said.
  • WRAL
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  • 10/24/2016 10:04:25 AM

Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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Virginia Fishing Clubs

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Virginia Weather

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