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Banister Lake

Banister Lake is a 400-acre impoundment in Halifax County, Virginia. The lake is a mainstream impoundment of the Banister River and serves as a drinking water supply for the Town of Halifax. Banister offers anglers fishing opportunities close to the towns of Halifax and South Boston. Habitat in the lake consists of natural woody debris and some aquatic vegetation.

Maps & Directions

Banister Lake is located on Route 501 near the town of Halifax.

Access Point: Map


Anglers fishing Banister Lake are likely to catch Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish (AKA shellcracker), Chain Pickerel, and crappie.

Biologist Reports


Largemouth Bass

  • 12 inches minimum
  • 5 per day


  • 50 per day
  • No Length Limit


  • 25 per day
  • No Length Limit

Channel Catfish

  • 8┬áper day
  • 15 inches minimum

All Other Species

  • Statewide Limits Apply

More Information

For more information on Banister Lake, please contact:

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
107 Foxwood Drive
Farmville, VA 23901