2016 Kids Fishing Days

Date Location Time Contact Info
March 26 Douthat State Park, Millboro, Va
Kids Fishing area to White Oak Bridge
9-3 PM Katie Graham
Billy Angle
Kids 15 and under
Hot dogs and drinks provided for everyone
Prizes awarded, give-a-aways. Register on site the day of event
April 2 Rose River, Madison Co., Graves Mt. Lodge Registration-8 am
Fishing- 9 am
Graves Mountain Lodge
Free event for kids 12 and under.
Some loaner rod/reels available. Concession stand along with other exhibits.  Door prizes will be awarded.
April 9,10 Franklin Park, Purcellville, VA 8 am – 4 pm Sarah Delise,
All ages. Kids fishing begins at 8:00 am (adults are allowed to assist). From noon to 4pm, fishing will be open to everyone. Trout may be taken home, but all other species must be returned to the pond. Pre-register at using #362411. Youth: $6.00. Loaner rods/reels available
April 9 Silver Lake
Dayton, Rockingham County
9 am - 2 pm Rockingham County Parks & Rec
Ages 15 & under
No boats on event day
Lake closed on 4-8-16
April 9 Hawksbill Creek, Greenway Park at Luray, Page County 9:00 am – Noon
(registration on site)
540-843-0770 Town of Luray, DGIF
Kids 15 and under
Food and Prizes
April 16


Dunlap Creek Boys Home, Covington,
Alleghany County
8-12 US Forest Service
USFS, DGIF, (FS buys trout)
April 16 Old Cossey Pond, City of Fredericksburg Registration–8 AM

9 am – 1 pm

Beth Garrett,
Mike Isel,
Kids 12 & under, free hot dog lunch, door prizes every hour, loaner rods/reels available
April 23 Happy Creek at Gertrude
Miller Park (Bing Crosby Stadium)
Front Royal, VA
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Ev Zimmer
Open to all kids 3-15
Free Event- Sponsored by
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter of
Trout Unlimited
Warren County Dept of Recreation
Virginia Dept of Gameand Inland Fisheries
Kids must fish with minimal assistance from
parents or adults
For more information visit website
April 23 Lake Shenandoah 8 am – Noon 540-298-9774
Steve Beeman
Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 24
Prizes, food, bring own rods, tackle, bait
April 23 Wolftrap Creek, Wildwood Park, Vienna 10am - 1pm Brandy Wyatt
Town of Vienna, DGIF, TU
Loaner rods/reels & bait available – must preregister
April 30 Mint Springs Park, Albemarle County (Near the Town of Crozet) 9am-3pm Albemarle County Parks and Recreation,
Johnathan Harris DGIF: Johnathan.Harris@
Kids 13 and under
Hot dogs and drinks provided for everyone
Prizes awarded at Noon
Bring your own tackle and bait
April 30 Rocky Gap High School 9am - 2pm Randy Kiser
Under Age 16, free lunch and prizes
April 30 Wolf Creek, Narrows Town Park, Giles County 9 am – 2 pm Susan Kidd
Kids 3-15 may fish, no pre-registration required Free goody bags and T-shirts for first 350
April 30 Stock Creek at Natural Tunnel State Park, Scott County. 12:00 pm. – 3:00 pm. Jason Honaker (276) 386 – 4252. Prizes, food, BB gun and Archery games.  Bring your own rod, reel, and bait.  Event open for ages 3 – 12.  Registration begins at 11:00 am. and ends at 1:00 pm.  Fishing begins at 12:00 pm. and ends at 3:00 pm.  Parking will be at state park picnic area.  State park busses will shuttle people to and from Stock Creek.  There will be handicapped parking only at the park interpretive center.  All Virginia Fishing Regulations apply.
May 7


Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Powhatan 7 am – 2 pm Troy Phillips,
David Peake
Kids 15 & under can fish, free hot dog lunch for everyone, tons of prizes, live music, free tee shirts for all kids, bring a rod/reel, tackle & bait provided. No registration.
May 7 Lake Whitten
Cavitt’s Creek Park
Tazewell County
8am- 3pm Elizabeth Bennett  276-988-9588 Ages 15 and under
Bring your own fishing tackle. Lunch provided.
May 7 Little River, Thunderstruck Rd., Floyd County 10am-2pm Floyd County Sheriff's Office,
9th Annual Kids Fishing Day for children 13 and under, no charge, free lunch, prizes
May 7 Flannagan Dam
Flannagan Dam Rd
Dickenson County
8am-1pm Audrea
Army Corp of Engineers
Ages 15 and under
Bring your own lunch
No prizes this year.
May 7 Big Wilson Creek below Rugby Fire House 9 AM – 1 PM Rugby Fire and Rescue   276 579-2261 This event is for youth up to 14 years of age.  Lunch is provided and some prizes and trophies are given away. Bring your own fishing tackle for this event.
May 7 Upper Sherando Lake, Augusta Co. 9:00-1:00 pm 540-291-2189 USFS, DGIF, TU
May 7 South River, Grottoes 9-2pm 540-249-5707 Town of Grottoes, DGIF, (food, prizes)
May 7 Pandapas Pond
Montgomery County
8am-12pm Gene Wirt
Kids 15 & under, prizes at noon
May 7 Barbour's creek
Craig Co.
Registration 830am. Fishing 9am till dark Contact Karen Reynolds at 540-864-5127 Prizes awarded and lunch at Craig Co fair grounds at noon.
May 14 South Fork Holston River, Riverside Community Center,
Smyth County
9:00am - 12:00pm Roger or Debbie Sturgill
Trout stocked by DGIF, food and drinks available for purchase, no pre-registration required no charge, kids 12 and under.
May 14 Bullpasture River Gorge, Old Campgound,Highland County 10 am – 2 pm Beth Gardner
Kids 15 & under, Free hot dog lunch, door prizes, biggest fish prizes and trophies, loaner rods/reels available
May 14 Cripple Creek/ Collins Cove Section
Wythe County


Kevin Williams
Wythe Parks and Recreation
Kids 15 and under
Door Prizes
May 14 Special Needs Kids Fishing Day
Elk Creek
Randall Sutherland Farm,
Grayson County
9AM – 1 PM Dr. Sidney Harvey 276-655-4512 This event is for youth and adults with special needs.  Lunch is provided and trophies and awards are given for participation and largest fish by category
May 14 Occoquan Bay NWR 9AM – 1 PM 703-490-4979 Free admission, Grades K-8, catch and release only, loaner rods/reels available, snacks provided for kids
May 14 Patterson Volunteer Fire Department, Dismal River
Buchanan County
8AM – 2PM Harold Keen 276-259-7715 Trout stocked by DGIF, no pre-registration required, kids 15 and under, Food provided at no cost, prizes available
May 21 Beartree Lake
Washington Co.
9-1pm US Forest Service
Tom Blevins
Trout stocked by DGIF, no pre-registration required, free, kids ages 5-15
May 21 Pinnacle State Park, Cedar Creek, Russell County 8 am – 3 pm Linda Couch 276-254-1669 Admission is free, free hot dog lunch, door prizes will be given away to ages 15 and under.
May 21 Big Cedar Creek, at the Pinnacles, Russell County 9am-2pm Linda Couch
(276) 254-0486
Trout stocked by DGIF, no pre-registration required, no charge, kids ages 15 and under, free food and drinks, prizes
June 4 Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Bedford County 9:00am – 4:00 Stuart Saunders or Wyatt Woody (540) 586-7682 Kids 6-14, Lunch provided for kids, parents lunch is $3.00, Rods and reels provided, learn about boating and water safety, class on lure selection, fish ID and habitat, casting contest, fish for trout, boat ride on SML Fire Boats.  Park at SML State Park Beach area and we will have a shuttle service to transport you to the event area
June 4 Crooked Creek, Crooked Creek Fee Fishing Area, Carroll County 8:00am-12:00pm Ben Boyette
Kids 12 & under, free hot dog lunch, door prizes to be given away at noon, bring rod reel and own bait
June 4 Fort Pickett, Twin Lakes, Nottoway County 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Brett Saunders, 434-645-1531 or
Free fishing day for the community, prizes for children under 12, lunch provided,  loaner rods available,
Facebook: Fort Pickett Fishing  is Fun Day
June 4 Beaverdam Park, Gloucester County 9am-1pm Beaverdam Ranger Station for signup 804-693-2107 Kids up to 15, lunch at 12:00, some rods/reels available, bait provided, meet at pavillion near Ranger Station
June 4 Southampton Prison Farm, Route 308, Southampton County 9am-1pm Southampton County Extension Office, 757-653-2572
Email address: for registration forms.


Youth Ages 5-13 (Must be accompanied by an adult), Food and drinks will be provided, Prizes will be raffled to include several lifetime fishing licenses.  Rods and Reels will also be included with admission along with bait.  Pre-registration is required along with a fee of $7.00 for participants and $5.00 for each adult or non-fishing participant.
June 4 Maury River/ City of Buena Vista 8am-12pm Caleb Manspile
Luke Fisher
Kids 15 & under, free hot dog lunch, door prizes  loaner rods/reels available
June 4 Motts Run Reservoir, Spotsylvania County 8:30am - 12:00 Linda Bailey 540-372-1086 x213 Kids’ Fishing Derby
Ages 4 - 16 years
REGISTRATION ON SITE : 7:30 am-10:00 am
Fishing, boat rental, games, prizes, vendors, hiking, picnicking…
June 4 Izaak Walton Claytor Lake Chapter - 6215 Izaak Walton League Road, Pulaski County 9:00am - 1:00pm Gail Simpkins 540-382-7063 or Melissa Simpkins 540-392-6343 Prizes, food, bring your own rods, tackle, and bait.
June 4 Lake Fairfax, Reston 8:00am - 2:00pm Charlie Taylor, 703-887-8399 email: NHBA Kids Fishing Derbies, Family event. All family members welcome. Free to all kids up to 15. Goody Bags for all participants. Bring own rod/reels. Limited number of loaners available, Bait provided. Light lunch provided. Prizes awarded for heaviest catches. Experience not necessary. Assistance available. Register here.
June 5 C.F. Phelps WMA,
Phelps Pond Fauquier County
9am-12pm John McMann
Cell 703-508-6232
6th Annual
C.F. Phelps WMA pond
For all ages-free lunch provided. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult. Bait will be provided, some loaner rods and reels available. Goody bag for all participants. Limit 20 participants
June 5 Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station
8am - 9am Registration
9am - 12 noon Derby
12 noon Weigh-in Fish
Dave Lakeman
Potomac Bassmasters annual youth fishing derby. Admission is free. Each child will be given a gift for their participation. Angling experience not necessary, assistance available. Rod/reels and live bait provided. Fish will be weighed-in at the end of the derby. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the heaviest creels (total fish caught). Children 16 and under.
July 16 Lake Fairfax, Reston 8:00am - 2:00pm Charlie Taylor, 703-887-8399 email: NHBA Kids Fishing Derbies, Family event. All family members welcome. Free to all kids up to 15. Goody Bags for all participants. Bring own rod/reels. Limited number of loaners available, Bait provided. Light lunch provided. Prizes awarded for heaviest catches. Experience not necessary. Assistance available. Register here.
September 10 Lake Orange 12-4pm Darrel Kennedy
September 24 Curtis Lake, Stafford, VA 9am-3:30pm Denise Harrison,
VA DGIF Fredericksburg Office
Kids/Youth 15 & under, free lunch, door prizes every hour, lifetime license raffle, loaner rods/reels available, various activities on scene.
October 8 Kids Fishing Day
Waid Recreation Park—Franklin County
9am –1 pm Marsha Cramblitt
Kids under age 16
Lunch provided
Trophies Awarded
Bring bait and fishing gear