Release from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries:

RICHMOND, VA - Whether its stripers on the coast, trout in the mountains, or anything in between, it is time to experience the fun of fishing in Virginia! The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) maintains a robust network of fish hatcheries to keep Virginia’s waters teeming with rainbow, brook and brown trout.

DGIF is offering three full days of free fishing, June 7-9. Anyone can fish free in public waters around the state without having to buy a fishing license. Just remember, all fishing regulations still apply.

There are countless opportunities right in your back yard! Fishing is always better with family and friends!

To find an event near you, visit We look forward to seeing you on free fishing weekend, June 7-9!