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Martinsville Reservoir - Regulations

Regulations


All species are managed under statewide regulations except largemouth bass, which are regulated under a 14-inch minimum size limit.

Permits Required
Any person desiring to place a boat upon the Reservoir, either for regular or temporary use, shall pay a fee and secure a permit from the Lake Warden.

Permit Types, Terms and Fees
All permits shall be valid only during the calendar year of issuance and fees shall not be prorated.

  • A - In-and-Out Permit - Annual: A permit may be issued to a boat to be placed on the Reservoir on a daily or "in-and-out" basis upon the payment of $15.00 per year.
  • D - In-and-Out Permit - Daily: A permit may be issued to a boat to be placed on the Reservoir on a daily or "in-and-out" basis upon the payment of $3.00 per day.


Prohibited Types of Boats.
Permits will be issued only to boats of a substantial type and structure. This shall expressly exclude hydroplanes and other racing craft, metal boats without adequate air chambers, rafts and any other floating devices determined by the Lake Warden to be unsafe. No gasoline or other petroleum powered boats may be used at the lake.

Hours of Operation:
Fishing and boating activities shall be restricted to the period each day from sunrise until sunset.