2017 Kids Fishing Days

Date Location Time Contact Info
March 18 Snakeden Branch Stream near 2303 Soapstone Road, Reston, VA 20191  8 am – 12 pm Nicki Bellezza
Reston Kids Trout Fishing Day
For kids 12 & under. Free event. Some loaner rods available.
Registration preferred at:
April 1-June15
(at least three stockings within dates listed)
Woody Lake and Gilley Park Ponds
(Franklin County Parks and Recreation
TBA—special trout stockings by DGIF –New Urban program TBA
Kids under age 16
April 1 Graves Mountain Lodge
Rose River
8am – 4pm Graves Mt. Lodge Kids 12 and under fishing starts at 9:00, prizes, Trout Unlimited casting demo, food for sale, exhibitors, crafts, hay rides
April 8 Silver Lake
9 am – 2 pm Rockingham County
Parks and Recreation
Kids 15 & under, free drinks and pizza, free raffle prizes
April 8 Town of Grottoes Park 9 am – 2 pm Town of Grottoes
Rockingham County
Kids 15 & under, free drinks and hotdogs, free raffle prizes
April 8 Hawksbill Creek
9 am – noon 540-743-5511 DGIF, Town of Luray
April 16 Amelia county unknown Kyle Wooldridge & David Hill
Kids Outdoor Zone Kids Fishing Day
April 20 Randolph –Henry High School 4 pm-6 pm Dan Michaelson
100 middle and high school kids.  Supper provided by FFA Alumni
April 22 Old Cossey Pond, City of Fredericksburg 8 am – 1 pm
*Registration will begin around 7:30
Beth Garrett,
Mike Isel,
Kids 12 & under, free hot dog lunch, door prizes every hour, loaner rods/reels available
April 22  Wolftrap Creek at Wilwood Park
Vienna, VA
9:00am. – 12pm Brian Hanifin
$3 per ticket
Registration begins January 30th for in-Town and February 6th for out of town
Catch a tagged fish and receive a gift card from a local merchant!
Loaner rods/reels available
April 22-23 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville, VA 20132  8am – 4pm  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. Youth: $6.00. Loaner rods/reels available
April 29 Germantown Lake at C.M. Crockett Park, Midland, VA Free Registration by 9:30am,
Tourney 10am-1pm
David Symington,
Ages K-8 grade, prizes for K-2,3-5,6-8 grades, bring your own rod, tackle & bait, night-crawlers for sale.
April 29 Northeast Creek Reservoir
Louisa County
9 am- 1 pm     Daniel Eller,
Kids 15 & under, loaner rods/reels available, door prizes, participants need to bring bait
April 29 Rocky Gap High School/Laurel Creek 9 am – 2 pm Randy Kiser
Kids 15 & under, free lunch, door prizes
April 29 Natural Tunnel State Park Reg11am-1pm Fishing12 pm-3pm Natural Tunnel State Park
Kids Gift Bags for ages 3-12
April 29 Mint Spring Lakes, The Town of Crozet (Albemarle County) 9 am – 3 pm Tim Hughes (Albemarle Parks)
John Harris
Kids 12 and under
Hot dogs and refreshments provided
Tackle, bait, and fishing advice provided at the event
May 6 Lake Tams, Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton 8am – 11am 540-332-3945 City of Staunton (Food, prizes)
May 6 Cave Mountain Lake, Natural Bridge 9am -1pm 540-291-2188 U.S. Forest Service
May 6 Pandapas Pond,
Montgomery County
8 AM – 12 Noon Lee Wensel
Kids 15 and under, Free hot dog lunch, door prizes, and prizes for biggest fish.
May 6 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 6 Cavitt’s Creek Park,
Lake Witten.
Tazewell County
9 am- 1pm Elizabeth Bennett
276-988-9588 ext 103
David Woodard
Kids under age 16
Trout stocked by DGIF
No pre-registration No charge Bring your own fishing tackle.
May 6 Gertrude Miller Park (Bing Crosby Stadium) Front Royal 9 am – 3 pm Mike Swauger
Northern Shenandoah Valley Trout Unlimited
Kids 3 to 16. Free event.
May 6 Big Wilson Creek 9am -5pm Jason Harris
Kids 12 & under, free hot dogs, some prizes
May 6 Barbour’s Creek, New Castle, VA 9 am – Sunset Craig Co. Sheriff’s Office 540-864-5127 This event has been cancelled due to high water.

The Craig county sheriff’s dept. we’ll still do some prizes and lunch at the fairgrounds, but no fish will be stocked.

Kids 15 & under, free lunch, prizes given during lunch.

May 7 Izaak Walton League Park, Browntown, VA  1 pm – 4 pm Ed Irre
Warren County Izaak Walton League
Kids up to 16 years old. Fishing begins at 3 pm. Free event.
May 13 Boy Scouts of America’s Camp Powhatan, Pulaski County 7 am – 2 pm Officer Troy Phillips,
Kids 15 & under only, free lunch for everyone free tee shirt for kids, multiple prizes, bring your own rod/reel.  NO Registration required.
May 13 Bullpasture River/Gorge
Highland County
10 am – 2pm Beth McGuire
Kids 15 & under, free hot dog lunch, door prizes, and biggest fish and 1st to limit contests
May 13 (Patterson Volunteer Fire Department, Dismal River) Buchanan County 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 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 20 Elk Creek 9am-1pm Dr. Sidney Harvey
This event is for special needs kids.
Lunch provided, trophies shirts and prizes.
Preregistration required
May 20 Little River, Thunderstruck Rd 10 am – 2 pm Floyd County Sheriff’s Office 540-745-6636 10th Annual Kids Fishing Day for children 13 and under, no charge, free lunch, prizes
May 20 Cripple Creek/Collins Cove Section, Wythe Co. 9 am – 3 pm Kevin Williams
Wythe Co. Parks & Rec.
(276) 223-4519
Kids 15 & under,
door prizes
May 20 Happy Creek
Warren County
9 am – 3 pm 540-636-6016
May 20 Wolf Creek,
Town of Narrows
8 am- 2 pm Susan Kidd
Kids 12 & under, Food, Door Prizes, Loaner Rods/Reels Available
May 20 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 20 Bear Tree Lake, Washington County Check-In at 8am
9 am -12 pm
Jay Martin,
Kids ages 5-15, please bring your own rods/reels and lunch
May 20 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
May 20 Pinnacle State Park
Cedar Creek,
Russell County
9 am – 3pm Linda Couch,
Joel Early
Kids 15 & under, free lunch
and drinks, door prizes
while supplies last
May 20 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 20 Cedar Creek, Pinnacle State Park, Russell County 9:00am – 3:00 pm Contact: Linda Couch 276-254-1669 or CPO Joe Early 276-783-4860 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 26 Fuqua School – Farmville Unknown Marc Puckett
5 graders (40) and 5 adults
June 3 Southampton Prison Farm, Rt. 308, Southampton County 9 am – 1 pm Southampton County Extension Office 757-653-2572 Youth ages 5 – 13 (Must be accompanied by an adult) Pre-registration is required along with a fee of $7 for participants and $5 for each adult or non-fishing participant. Rod and reels are provided along with food and drinks. Prizes will be raffled to include a lifetime fishing license.
June 3 Fairfax Wildlife Club Pond (4202 Ringwood Rd, Nokesville, VA) Noon – 3pm Aaron Grimsley
Kids 16 & under, lunch provided, prizes, rods/reels available
June 3 Buchanan Town Park, Town of Buchanan, Botetourt County 9am-1pm Angie Crawford
Kids 15 and under, door prizes, contests, outdoor activities, and exhibits, fishing on James River with attending adult, free hotdog lunch.
June 3 Beaverdam Park-Gloucester County 9 am – 1 pm Beaverdam Ranger Station for Sign Up- (804)693-2107 Kids ages 4 to 15. Some rods and reels provided. Lunch Provided.
June 3 Twin Lakes,
Fort Pickett
9 am – 1pm Brett Saunders,
A free fishing day for the whole family with prize drawings and refreshments.
Check our Facebook page at: Fort Pickett Fishing is Fun
June 3
June 4)
Smith Mountain Lake State Park,
Bedford Co.
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Stuart Saunders,
(540) 586-7682
Pre-registration required by May 31st at bedfordcountyrec.com
Ages 6-14 (must be accompanied by an adult); Free youth lunch – adults $3 (cash only);
Fishing, casting contest, canoeing, air rifles, survival hike, fire boat rides, boat & water safety, & biologist exhibit.
June 3 Crooked Creek Fee Fishing Area 8 am – 12 pm Ben Boyette 276-223-8365 Kids 12 & under, free lunch for kids, door prizes
June 3 Izaak Walton Claytor Lake Chapter – 6215 Izaak Walton League Road, Pulaski County 9 am – 1 pm Gail Simpkins 540-382-7063 or Melissa Simpkins 540-392-6343 Prices and lunch provided.
Bring your own rods, tackle, and bait.
June 4 Sandy Point State Forest, Mattaponi River, King William 1 pm – 5 pm King William Parks and Recreation
Kids 3 -15, free lunch, prizes, loaner rods/reels available. No pets allowed. Parent must be present.
June 4 C.F. Phelps WMA, Phelps Pond Sumerduck VA Fauquier County 9AM-12PM John McMann
703-508-6232 mcmann926@gmail.com
Our 7th Annual event, 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 24 Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve Leesburg, VA 10 am – 2 pm Julie Paul
(571) 233-0433
Summer in the Reeks: Bee Outdoors Festival
Our festival includes a kids (15 & under) catfish derby celebrating National Catfish Day.
Rods/reels/bait provided. Prizes
July 8 Lake Chesdin Boat Landing, Dinwiddie County 7 am – 12 pm Brandon Chester
Kids 12 & under, Casting demonstration and class, loaner rods/reels available. Lunch will be provided at no cost by Cabela’s!
June 17 Lake Chesdin Boat Landing, Dinwiddie County 7 am – 12 pm Brandon Chester
Kids 12 & under, Casting demonstration and class, loaner rods/reels available. Lunch will be provided at no cost by Cabela’s!
Sept. 23 Curtis Lake (Boat Ramp side) 10 am – 3 pm Denise Harrison
Youth 15 & under, free hot dog lunch, door prizes every hour, loaner rods/reels available, learn fly tackle, live raptors, and much more!
October 14 Waid Park—Franklin County 9 am—1 pm Marcia Cramblitt 540-483-9293 Kids under age 16
Trophies by age group