Fish on! Free fishing days slated June 5-7

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) recently announced free fishing days June 5, 6 and 7. Folks may fish without a license.

No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and reel fishing during free fishing days and facility use permits also will not be required during these dates.

To increase angling opportunities, DGIF has removed the restriction to fishing designated stocked trout waters. This will open over 2,900 miles of trout streams, in addition to numerous ponds, small lakes and reservoirs. Virginia’s diversified trout habitat offers a wide range of trout-fishing prospects. All fishing regulations including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions will remain in effect.

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