Fish Virginia First

Virginia offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the country. Whether you’re a casual angler or a serious expert, Virginia is a great place to cast your line. You’ll find picturesque rivers, lakes and streams, not to mention legendary hospitality in communities that welcome outdoor enthusiasts.

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 Fish Virginia By The Numbers

Fishing Lure


anglers visit Virginia every year

Virginia Lakes


acres of public lakes statewide


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Fish Virginia First19 hours ago
If you spend part of Father's Day Weekend fishing in Virginia, we'd love to see your photos. Tag us here on Facebook and on Instagram @fishvirginiafirst
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Fish Virginia First1 week ago
In the Partner Spotlight today, we focus on Prince William County. Located just outside of Washington, DC, this county is a surprising gem for anglers. You'll find great fishing on the Occoquan River, Silver Lake and more. Then treat yourself to some new gear at Cabela's and REI.
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Fish Virginia First2 weeks ago
The latest issue of The Tackle Box, our official e-newsletter, is now available. Learn about fishing some of Virginia's finest blueways and water trails. Plus, we have added an Events section to our website. All that and more at:
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Fish Virginia First2 weeks ago
Have you planned a fishing trip for this summer yet? Check out all the great places to cast a line in Virginia.
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COVID-19 Statement

All state access points are open. Some facilities or lots may be closed. We cannot stress enough to please check with your local county and city for any additional closures of parks, lakes, or piers. The Fish Virginia First website is not updated with COVID-19 related closures, either on the places to cast or types of fish pages.