Fish Virginia First – Your Fishing Vacation Planning Tool!

Fish Virginia First is an inter-jurisdictional marketing effort seeking to link Virginia's fisheries with anglers, travelers, outdoor television networks, and tournament organizers from across the nation. The initiative's goal is to better inform anglers, vacationers, and fishing tournament organizers of the outstanding fisheries available in the Commonwealth's rivers, lakes, streams, and reservoirs and to provide assistance with planning a fishing adventure in Virginia by linking visitors with local hotels, restaurants, guide services, campgrounds, state parks, and fishing related businesses that can make fishing trips easy and fun.

The initiative is currently targeting southside and southwest Virginia and has garnered many cooperators representing localities and state agencies throughout the region. In 2010, the initiative plans call for the finalization of a web based vacation planning tool, collateral materials, television show highlighting two Virginia fisheries and by providing assistance with bringing fishing tournaments to the area. Visitors are encouraged to visit the site and begin exploring the fisheries resources that are awaiting you whether you are planning a day trip on your next day off or a two week family vacation of a lifetime!