Notice (Updated 4/7/15): Newport News Waterworks has hired a contractor to conduct repair work on the Diascund Reservoir dam. In order for repair work to proceed, the water level will be lowered to 6 feet below full pool. The full drawdown level will most likely occur by early April 2015. Anglers and boaters that plan on visiting Diascund Reservoir should plan accordingly as some areas of the reservoir may be extremely hard to access. Boaters should be wary of the numerous stump-filled flats that are present. The reservoir will be drawn down for at least a year or until the full repairs can be completed.
This 1,110-acre water supply reservoir for the City of Newport News is situated along the New Kent and James City County line. The reservoir provides a scenic destination for anglers to try their luck on a variety of fish species. The fishery has abundant populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, chain pickerel and black crappie. Carp, bowfin, and longnose gar provide alternative quarry. Gizzard shad and blueback herring are the main forage species. The public boat ramp allows anglers to launch their boats near the center of the reservoir. The numerous creek arms and coves provide anglers a chance to explore and hopefully find their next great fishing spot.
Newport News Waterworks is in the process of conducting repairs to the dam's spillway on Diascund Reservoir. The water level has been drawn down several feet to allow for the necessary repair work to be completed. Anglers should be cautious when operating boats on the reservoir due to the various shallow sand bars and stump fields that are present.