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.

 Fish Virginia By The Numbers

Fishing Lure


anglers visit Virginia every year

Virginia Lakes


acres of public lakes statewide


Find Your Favorite
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.