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Virginia offers excellent, extremely diverse angling opportunities. With over 176,000 acres of public lakes and 27,300 miles of fishable streams, Virginia is sure to provide something for every freshwater angler.

Notes from the Field

  • Grand Slam Virtual Fishing Tournament

    Join with Nutzy and the rest of the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team to achieve a virtual fishing “Grand Slam”! Participating anglers must catch a largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, and bluegill before October 31, 2020. Read more…

  • Jackson River Tailwater Biologist Report

    DWR Fisheries biologists just completed their yearly sampling of the Jackson River Tailwaters, and the trout population is looking impressive. Watch…

  • September 2020 Fishing Report

    Amelia Lake, located on the Amelia Wildlife Management Area, has an abundant population of largemouth bass. DWR's Aquatic Education Coordinator Alex McCrickard, and Aquatic Biologist Hunter Hatcher, discuss the fishery in detail providing tips and tactics for your next trip! Watch…