Free Fishing Days — Try it, You'll Be Hooked!
June 3-5, 2011
Next weekend has been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, except in designated stocked trout waters, on these days. Plan some time to go fishing and boating; take the family fishing and boating or learn to fish and boat! See our Where to Fish section to get started! Learn more from DGIF here.
Striper Fishing at Smith Mountain Lake
Fishing for Striper with Capt Todd from TheShad Taxi Professional Charters
Saltwater and Freshwater anglers may fish in Virginia without a license during the first weekend in June. Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner Steven G. Bowman endorsed the free fishing days, as permitted by state law.
The state’s free fishing days, June 3-5, 2011, will allow families and friends to enjoy saltwater fishing without having to buy a saltwater license.
“This is an excellent opportunity to discover the joy of fishing and boating,” said Bowman, whose agency manages saltwater fishing in Virginia. “Fishing produces memories that can last a lifetime and can cultivate a deeper appreciation for our natural environment. We have some fabulous fishing in Virginia and its free for that weekend.’’
No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational saltwater rod and reel fishing during free fishing days. All fishing regulations, including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions, will remain in effect.
Governor Bob McDonnell proclaimed June as Governor's Proclamation here.)
about this here.)
So now all you have to do is pick your favorite body of water at aVirginia State Park and pack a picnic, fishing rods and reels, fido and load up the family for a day of fun in the sun!