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  • Ready to find your perfect catch?

    Within an hour’s drive anywhere in the Commonwealth anglers can find excellent bank, pier and boat fishing.


    Virginia has more than 2,800 miles of trout streams, in addition to numerous ponds, small lakes and reservoirs. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries stocks trout in designated stocked trout waters from fall through spring, but experienced trout anglers can find good fishing opportunities year round. Try fly fishing.

    Lakes and Rivers

    Tackle bass and sunfish and many other species in one of our public fishing lakes. Visit one of our many scenic rivers for fantastic smallmouth fishing or cast for a monster catfish. Virginia currently holds the IGFA World Record blue catfish caught in Bugg’s Island Lake.

    Tidal Waters

    Virginia’s tidal waters are home to world class blue catfish angling and offer a destination for some of the most prized shallow water angling for striped bass and flounder fishing on the East Coast.

    Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean

    Come and enjoy some of the best cobia, croaker, drum, flounder and striped bass fishing on the East Coast.

    Charter a boat for amazing blue water fishing for marlin, tuna, dolphin and more.

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  • Outdoor Experiences

    January 13th, 2016
    The National Park Service is turning 100 years old this year! Celebrate this momentous occasion with 16 free days of entry ...
    December 11th, 2015
    Virginia plays host to several themed running events throughout the year. Throw on your running shoes and get to exploring ...
    November 24th, 2015
    It’s the time of year when the most treasured people arrive on your doorstep to spend quality time reconnecting and catching ...
    November 5th, 2015
    As the colors of fall roll eastward across Virginia, ride the wave all the way to the shore for beauty and signature Coastal ...
    November 3rd, 2015
    Whether it’s the brilliant fall foliage or the crisp beauty of winter, cold water and cool temps equal the perfect ...
    November 2nd, 2015
    Any season is the perfect season if you’re an avid cyclist. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet … you get the ...
    October 20th, 2015
    Did you miss the recent “Supermoon” lunar event? Not to worry, we’ve got some pretty spectacular stargazing ...
    October 9th, 2015
    It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a beautiful stretch of road for a Sunday drive or if the journey is the ...
    October 7th, 2015
    More than 500 miles of trails meander through Virginia’s 36 state parks totaling more than 120,000 acres. That means ...
    September 29th, 2015
    Who doesn’t want to be in the great outdoors when the leaves are changing colors? It’s a most beautiful time of ...

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