Hearthstone Lake (Augusta Co.) will be stocked in spring 2021.
A trout license will not be required to fish designated stocked trout waters during Free Fishing Days, June 4–6, 2021. A permit is still required to fish at Clinch Mountain, Crooked Creek, and Douthat State Park Fee Fishing Areas.
Stocking dates for Urban Stocked Trout Waters will be posted the week prior to stocking on the Department’s trout stocking info page and trout stocking telephone line.
The Delayed Harvest section of Passage Creek (Warren Co.) will be closed (not stocked) for construction at the Front Royal Fish Hatchery.
The Delayed Harvest section on the Hardware River WMA (Fluvanna Co.) and Peak Creek (Pulaski Co.) have been removed from the stocking program.
Two new stream sections have been added to the Delayed Harvest Program, Hardy Creek (Lee Co.) and Piney River (Nelson/Amherst Co.)
Sections of Green Cove Creek (Washington Co.), Snake Creek (Carroll Co.), Smith Creek (Alleghany Co.), and Whitetop Laurel Creek (Washington Co.) have changed from 12-inch minimum size to Catch and Release.