Free Fishing Days—Try it, You’ll Be Hooked!

Free Fishing Days in Virginia is September 28-29, 2019

Whether its stripers on the coast, trout in the mountains, or anything in between, it is time to experience the fun of fishing in Virginia!

Due to inclement weather during the free fishing days in June, DGIF is offering two additional full days of free fishing, September 28-29, in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. Anyone can fish free in public waters around the state without having to buy a fishing license. Just remember, all fishing regulations still apply.

DGIF staff will be on hand at the events below to help you get started with demonstrations, tackle boxes and loaner gear.

Dorey Park (Henrico County)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9AM – 3PM

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Burke Lake (Fairfax County)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9AM – 3PM

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Mount Trashmore (Virginia Beach)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

1PM – 5PM

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Can't find any event near you? There are also countless opportunities right in your backyard!
See our Where to Fish section to get started.

We look forward to seeing you on free fishing weekend!