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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:



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.


  • 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)]


  • Four (4) per day per angler


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


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

No boats are allowed

More Information

For additional information, Contact:

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