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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.

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Virginia Fishing Resources

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

Virginia Fishing Regulations

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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.

  • 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 ...
  • starexponent
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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
  • Youth Fishing Day at Lake Buffalo, West Virginia, May 12
  • The Monongahela National Forest invites everyone to the 2018 Lake Buffalo Youth Fishing Derby. This free event will take placeSaturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lake Buffalo located near Bartow, West Virginia Registration begins on-site at 8:30
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/8/2018 5:38:00 AM
  • Exotic fish native to China, Russia found in Virginia reservoir
  • The fish, which is native to countries such as China, Russia and Korea, was found in Lakeview Reservoir in Colonial Heights. Northern snakeheads were first discovered in the state nearly 15 years ago and have since been found in “nine additional bodies ...
  • Fox News
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  • 5/5/2018 4:44:00 PM
  • Invasive snakehead fish found in Virginia reservoir
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are reporting another finding of an invasive northern snakehead fish. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said in a news release Friday that biologists confirmed the presence of the fish in a ...
  • WDBJ
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  • 5/5/2018 12:23:00 PM
  • Invasive snakehead fish found in Virginia reservoir
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are reporting another finding of an invasive northern snakehead fish. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said in a news release Friday that biologists confirmed the presence of the fish in a ...
  • WHSV-TV
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  • 5/4/2018 5:36:00 PM
  • Predatory Snakehead discovered in Colonial Heights reservoir
  • COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — Northern Snakehead fish have been discovered in the James River drainage for the first time in state history, according to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) biologists. While the predatory fish had previously .
  • WTVR-TV
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  • 5/4/2018 2:55:00 PM
  • Exotic fish discovered in Virginia reservoir
  • An exotic fish first discovered in Virginia in 2004 has now made its way to the Lakeview Reservoir in Colonial Heights. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said the presence of the northern snakehead, which are native to areas such as ...
  • WWBT
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  • 5/4/2018 2:24:00 PM
  • Fishing report: Anglers landing large striped bass
  • Offshore: Bishop Fishing Supply said tuna fishing remains good out of Oregon Inlet. It is still a very long run for boats out of Virginia. Offshore bottom fishing for tilefish and grouper is good now that the blueline tilefish season has opened and the ...
  • Daily Press
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  • 5/3/2018 9:40:00 PM
  • Conservation organization accuses U.S. Fish & Wildlife of violating FOIA
  • The Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint March 21 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia Elkins Division against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, alleging failure to comply with the FOIA. According to the ...
  • West Virginia Record
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  • 4/23/2018 4:48:00 PM
  • West Virginia Bass Fishing Outlook 2018
  • Anglers can find great West Virginia bass fishing in all manner of waters, from flowing streams to impoundments. April escorts in a wide host of angling opportunities in the Mountain State, and black bass fishing rates high on the list for many, as the ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 3/19/2018 5:24:00 PM
  • Kids' ice fishing derby a big success
  • Joining me on this hunt will be Brian Bodine of Virginia who is owner of Razorback Guide Service. I met Brian through his dad, who taught me how to fish the Intercoastal Waterway, at the Flagler Beach condos where my wife and I become February and March ..
  • The Daily Gazette
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  • 3/15/2018 1:20:00 AM
  • Virginia Walleye Fishing for 2018--the Complete Scoop
  • In March of 2017 fisheries biologists and hatchery production staff collected adult walleye from the New River, Pigg River, Staunton River and South Holston Reservoir for the production of fingerling walleye to stock in selected lakes and rivers in Virgini
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/9/2018 8:14:00 AM
  • OUTDOORS COLUMN: Interesting changes to hunting, fishing seasons possible
  • Last Sunday in Charleston was the annual Division of Natural Resources quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission. The seven-member committee’s job is to set the state’s hunting and fishing seasons and bag limits. Commissioners ...
  • Times West Virginian
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  • 3/4/2018 8:58:00 AM
  • WV Fishing, Hunting & Outdoor Sports Show this weekend in Morgantown
  • (WDTV) — Do you like hunting, fishing, boating or camping? You need to head to Morgantown this weekend! The 17th annual West Virginia Fishing, Hunting and Outdoor Sports Show is being held at the Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park on Saturday and Sunday.
  • WDTV
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  • 3/3/2018 5:40:00 AM
  • Fish fight: Governor's bill on menhaden catch limits advances, barely
  • Atlantic menhaden aren’t giant fish — generally measuring about a foot or less — but they are big business in Virginia, so much so that they are the only species not entrusted to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission for management. “The General ...
  • Richmond
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  • 3/1/2018 1:59:00 AM
  • Fish fight: Governor's billl on menhaden catch limits advances, barely
  • Atlantic menhaden aren't giant fish — generally measuring about a foot or less — but they are big business in Virginia, so much so that they are the only species not entrusted to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission for management. "The General ...
  • Martinsville Bulletin
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  • 3/1/2018 12:33:00 AM
  • West Virginia: DNR Announces Meeting Dates, Locations
  • SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will hold 12 public meetings across the state to review and receive comments on proposed hunting, trapping and fishing regulations March 12-13 from 6-8 p.m. Hunters, trappers ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/28/2018 7:32:00 AM

Virginia Guides/Outfitters

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Virginia Fishing Clubs

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