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Old Cossey Pond

Catfish Stocked in Urban Fishing Lakes

Old Cossey Pond is 3-acre impoundment adjacent to Memorial Park (formerly Kenmore Park) in downtown Fredericksburg and borders the Fredericksburg Canal along Kenmore Avenue. Memorial Park is located on the corner of Kenmore Ave. and Mary Ball St. It was added as a DGIF Urban Fishing Program pond in 2006 and quickly became quite popular. There is full walking access to the entire shoreline.

Stocked, catchable-size trout fishing is from November through April and adult channel catfish are stocked for the warmer months (check out the regulations section for required licenses, harvest limits, and restrictions)

Maps & Directions

Map to Old Cossey Pond:

Map

Fishing

Bass

present

Catfish

present

Trout

seasonal

Panfish

present

Biologist Reports

  • None available at this time.
  • Regulations

    A trout license is required in addition to a fishing license between November 1 and April 30. A trout license is NOT required from May 1 through October 31. Juveniles under age 16 need no licenses.

    Trout

    • Four (4) per day per angler
    • Only one rod-reel per angler
    • No culling [once a trout is taken into possession by placing in the creel (basket, bucket, stringer, cooler, etc.) it becomes part of the daily creel (harvest) limit and may not be released (culled)]

    Catfish

    • Four (4) per day per angler

    Bass

    • Five (5) per day per angler
    • no length limit

    Sunfish

    • Fifty (50) per day per angler
    • no length limit

    No boats are allowed

    Facilities, Amenities, and Nearby Attractions

    Nearby Attractions

    Facilities

    • Fee
    • Parking
    • Handicap-Accessible
    • Food Concession
    • Picnic Tables
    • Grills
    • Restrooms

    Amenities

    • Hiking Trails
    • Bike Trails
    • Viewing Blinds
    • Observation Platforms
    • Fishing Pier/Platform
    • Boat Ramps
    • Motorboat Access
    • Horsepower Limit
    • Electric Motor Only
    • Paddle Access
    • Camping
    • Primitive Camping Only

    More Information

    For additional information, Contact:

    VDGIF
    Fisheries Biologist
    1320 Belman Road
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    Phone: (540) 899-4169