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Diascund Reservoir - Regulations

The reservoir is open to fishing one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.

Bank fishing will be permitted in designated areas immediately adjacent to the public boat ramp.

Boat anglers can only use electric trolling motors and must follow the regulations posted by the City of Newport News.

Outboard motors may be kept on the boat under the following conditions:

(a) Motor must be kept out of the water at all times.
(b) Portable fuel tanks must be removed from the boat.
(c) Built-in fuel lines must have the shut-off valve in the closed position.

Sailboards, floating platforms, personal watercrafts (such as jet skis) and non-enclosed watercraft are prohibited on the reservoir. Canoes, kayaks and small sailboats are considered to be enclosed watercraft as long as they have freeboard between the water and the occupant.

Additional regulations are posted at the boat ramp. All other fisheries related regulations are as stated in the Virginia Freshwater Fishing Regulations Digest. Statewide regulations apply to all fish species.