2014 Kids Fishing Days

Date Location Time Contact Info
March 29 Old Cossey Pond, City of Fredericksburg 9 am – 3 pm Beth Garrett,
Mike Isel,
Kids 12 & under, free hot dog lunch, door prizes every hour, loaner rods/reels available
March 29 Wolftrap Creek, Wildwood Park, Vienna 8am-12pm 703-324-5685 DGIF, Town of Vienna, Fairfax County Public Works
April 5 Rose River, Madison Co., Graves Mt. Lodge 9am - 3pm 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. Note: This section of the Rose River will be open only to kids on April 6 as well (closed to adults until April 7).
April 12 Hawksbill Creek, Greenway Park at Luray, Page County 8:30 am – Noon
(registration on site)
540-743-5511 Town of Luray, DGIF
Kids 15 and under
Food and Prizes
April 12 Silver Lake, Rockingham Co. 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. 540-564-3160
Bart Bridges
Rockingham Parks & Recreation
15 & under
Free Drinks & Pizza
Over 150 Door Prizes
Free Gifts for all registered participants
April 19 Dunlap Creek Boys Home, Covington,
Alleghany County
8-12 US Forest Service
USFS, DGIF, (FS buys trout)
April 26 Stock Creek, Natural Tunnel State Park,
Scott County
12-3pm Jason Honaker
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 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m.  Fishing begins at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.  Parking at the Natural Tunnel State Park Interpretive Center.  All Virginia Fishing Regulations will apply.
April 26 Mint Springs Park, Albemarle County (Near the Town of Crozet) 9am-3pm Tim Hughes, Albemarle County Parks and Recreation,
Johnathan Harris, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 804-305-8940
Kids 13 and under, bring your own rod/reel & bait, hot dogs and drinks for kids usually provided by The Thomas Jefferson Chapter of Trout Unlimited and The Kingfisher’s Fishing Club
April 26 Rocky Gap High School (Laurel Creek), Bland County
176 Eagles Road
Rocky Gap, Virginia  24366
  Randy Kiser (276) 492-8347 Kids up to 15 yrs. old, lunch provided and door prizes
May 3 South River, Grottoes 9-2pm 540-249-5707 Town of Grottoes, DGIF, (food, prizes)
May 3 Big Wilson Creek, Grayson County 10:00 -12:00pm
Registration 9:00
Sponsored by Rugby Fire and Rescue 276 579-2261 This event is for youth up to 16 years of age. Lunch is provided and some prizes and trophies are given away.
Bring your own fishing tackle for this event.
May 3 Lake Witten, Cavitts Creek Park, Tazewell County 9:00am-1:00pm Elizabeth Bennett 276-988-9588
Ext. 103
Trout stocked by DGIF, no pre-registration required, no charge, kids under 16
May 3 Pandapas Pond, Montgomery County 8-12 Lee Wensel
Kids 15 and under
Hot dogs and drinks provided for everyone
Prizes awarded at Noon
Bring your own tackle and bait
May 3 Flannagan Lake Spillway
Dickenson Co.,
Flannagan Dam Road
8-3pm U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (276) 835-9544 Kids up to 15 year old, lunch provided to registered kids, games & prizes
May 3 Lake Tams @ Gypsy Hill Park Staunton, VA 7:30-11:30am 540-332-3945 City of Staunton, Food & Prizes
May 3 Upper Sherando Lake, Augusta Co. 9:00-2:00 pm 540-291-2189 USFS, DGIF, TU
May 10 Bullpasture River Gorge/Old Campground
Highland County
10am-2pm Beth Harold-Office, 540-248-9360 Kids under 16, hot dog lunch at 12:00, door prizes at 1:00 (register upon arrival), biggest fish prizes at 2:00, some rods/reels available, bring your own bait
May 10 BSA Camp Powatan, Pulaski County 7 AM – 2 PM Anthony Akers
540-674-1513 ext. 103
Kids up to age 15 can fish, lunch provided starting at 11:00am (pre-registration is required at
Raffle and prizes at 1:00pm, bring your own rods/reels – bait & tackle provided
Parking limited – please carpool if possible.  Shuttle bus service and handicap facilities available.
May 10 Wolf Creek, Narrows Town Park, Giles County 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sergeant Charlie Mullins, (540) 599-4575 10th Annual Kids Fishing Day, no charge, t-shirts & prizes
May 10 Dismal River, (Patterson Volunteer Fire Department)  Buchanan County 8:00am-2:00pm 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 10 Special Needs Kids Fishing Day
Elk Creek
Randall Sutherland Farm,
Grayson County
Fishing 9-1 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.  Some fishing tackle and bait is available.
May 10 Little River, Thunderstruck Rd., Floyd County 10am-2pm Floyd County Sheriff's Office,
7th Annual Kids Fishing Day for children 13 and under, trout stocked by DGIF, no charge, free lunch, prizes
May 10 The Pines Campground – Barbour’s Creek – Craig County Registration @ 8:30 am
9:00 am-5:00 pm-Fishing
Karen Reynolds, (540) 864-5127 Kids Ages 3-15
Hot Dog lunch @ 11:30 am, Craig Co. Fairgrounds
Grand Prize Drawing at 1:00 pm MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!
Bring own rods/reels & bait
May 17 South Fork Holston River, Riverside Community Center,
Smyth County
9:00am - 12:00pm Roger Sturgill
Trout stocked by DGIF, food and drinks available for purchase, no pre-registration required / Kids can be registered for prizes after 8:00 AM, no charge, kids 12 and under.
May 17 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 17 Big Cedar Creek, at the Pinnacles, Russell County 9:00am-2:00pm Linda Couch
Trout stocked by DGIF, no pre-registration required, no charge, kids ages 15 and under, free food and drinks, prizes
May 17 Rural Retreat Lake
Wythe Co.
9:00 AM-1 PM Scotty Vaught (276) 223-4518  
May 17 Ed Allen’s Campground
Lanexa, New Kent
9am-12pm New Kent Ext. Office
Free, ages 3-13
BYO Fishing Equp, Fishing from bank and pier only
June 7 Crooked Creek, Crooked Creek Fee Fishing Area, Carroll County 8:00am-12:00pm Randy Hurst
Bait and Tackle not Provided, Door Prizes Provided
June 7 Twin Lakes, Fort Pickett, Nottoway County 9am-1pm Brett Saunders, (434) 480-9106, The 15th Annual Fort Pickett “Fishing Is Fun” Day. A free fishing day for the whole family. Prize drawings awarded to children in Grades K through 6, but everyone is welcome. Lunch, (hot dogs, chips and drinks), for everyone. Bring your own fishing tackle if you have it, but some fishing tackle, and bait, will be available.
June 7 Smith Mountain Lake State Park, Bedford County, Huddleston VA. 10:00am-4:00pm 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 7 Beaverdam Park, Gloucester County 9am-1pm Beaverdam Ranger Station:
(804) 693-2107
Kids ages 5-13, Lunch will be provided at 12, some rods/reels will be available
June 7 Deerfield Correctional Center, Southampton County
21360 Deerfield Drive Capron, VA 23829
  Teesha Evans
Kids age 5-15 Lunch, rod and reels, and bait provided, Cost 7.00 per participant
June 7 Shield's Lake at Byrd Park
2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond, VA 23220
9 a.m. - Noon Wyatt Kingston
Local fishing experts will teach basic freshwater catch-and-release fishing. Bring water and a chair. Some loaner fishing rods are available.
11 a.m. – Noon: Kids Casting & Backyard Bass Contests. Win a Rod & Reel!
June 8
C.F. Phelps WMA,
Phelps Pond Fauquier County
9am-12pm John McMann
Cell 703-508-6232
4th 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 21 Northwest River Park,
1733 Indian Creek Road, Chesapeake
9:00am to 1:00pm RSVP at 757-421-7151 Free, hotdogs at 12:00 pm, rods and bait available, prizes.
June 28
106 Dock St,
Tappahannock, VA
Adjacent to the VDGIF Hoskins Creek boat landing
12:30 - 2:30 (804) 443-1217 Annual Kids Fishing Tournament VDGIF, King & Queen Fish Hatchery, Moose Lodge # 2133
Come early and enjoy free family events all day, including lunch.
Awards for biggest fish, and most fish caught.
July 8
Sandy Point State Forest, King William 1pm - 5pm 804-769-8763 Come out and enjoy the 2nd Annual King William Youth Fishing Day, a free fishing day for the whole family on the bank of the Mattaponi River at Sandy Point State Forest, Sandy Point Rd. from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded to children ages 3 through 15, but everyone is welcome. Bait, food and drinks will be provided. Bring your own fishing tackle if you have it, but loaner fishing rods, tackle, and bait, will be available. No fishing licenses are needed. Call 804-769-8763 to register. The gate will be open, just drive to the river.
October 11 Kids Fishing Day
Waid Recreation Park, Franklin County
9 - 1pm
registration 8:30
Marcia Cramblitt, 540-483-9293 Youngsters under age 16, pizza, bottled water, fruit drinks, trophies, bring bait and fishing gear