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Youth-Only Stocked Trout Program

Important Notices

Trout Stocking Program Notices
  • In response to growing concern about the spread of COVID-19, DGIF will be making the following changes to the 2020 Trout Stocking Program. Beginning April 3, daily trout stockings will no longer be posted on the DGIF website or Trout Line. All open waters will continue to receive their full allotment of trout stockings as conditions allow. All Pre-Announced stockings including Urban Program Waters and the Youth-Only Stocked Trout Program will be rescheduled and will no longer be announced before hand. We continue to encourage everyone to continue to get outdoors and remind you to follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Please check this list of waters that are closed to fishing and that will not be stocked until further notice.

The waters listed below have been designated by the Director and will only be considered Youth-Only Stocked Trout Waters from April 1 through June 15. Only youth age 15 and under will be allowed to fish during that time period. Adults can assist youth only by baiting the hook, casting, and removing the fish from the hook. Adults cannot assist with setting the hook or retrieving the fish. The daily creel limit shall be 3 trout. Adults assisting youth are not required to have a fishing license or a trout license. Parking or access fees may be required at some locations.

Youth-Only Waters will be stocked 3 times between April 1 and June 1. Stocking times may vary depending on the distance from the hatchery to the receiving water. DGIF will strive to stock between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. DGIF may postpone or change the date of any of these stocking events due to circumstances that compromise the resource or public safety.

Water Stocking Date
Northern Fauquier Community Park Pond (Marshall)
(4155 Monroe Parkway)
South River – Basic Park (Waynesboro)
(1405 Genicom Drive)
Cave Mountain Lake (Natural Bridge)
(811 Cave Mountain Lake Road)
Glen Alton Pond (Giles Co.)
(Route 635 / Glen Alton Road)
Franklin County Park Pond (Rocky Mount)
(2150 Sontag Road)
Ivy Creek – Peaks View Park (Lynchburg)
(1205 Ardmore Drive)
South Fork Clinch River – Dunford Park (Tazewell)
(137 Riverview Lane)