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Trout Fishing Guide

Important Notices

Attention Stocked Trout Anglers: Changes to South River (Rockingham County) StockingThe section of South River in Rockingham County behind the Dollar General is now posted. This section will no longer be stocked. Trout will still be stocked in Grand Caverns Park. Please respect private landowners and their property that allow public access for stocked trout fishing.

Virginia contains over 3,500 miles of trout streams, in addition to numerous ponds, small lakes and reservoirs. The total includes over 2,900 miles of wild trout streams and about 600 miles of water inhabited with stocked trout. Virginia’s diversified trout habitat offers a wide range of trout fishing opportunities.

Trout Management in Virginia

Trout management in Virginia consists of three basic programs.