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

Free Fishing Days in Virginia is June 7-9, 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!

DGIF is offering three full days of free fishing, June 7–9. 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 numerous events across the state to help you get started with demonstrations, tackle boxes and loaner gear. Check the map below for the location nearest you!

DateLocationDirections
Friday, June 7, 2019Deep Run Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Deep Run Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Three Lakes Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Dorey Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Rural Retreat Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Wasena Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Claytor Lake State Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Hungry Mother State Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Burke Lake Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Lake Shenandoah
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Darden Towe Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019Cook Lake
10 AM – 4 PM
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Saturday, June 8, 2019RiverWalk (Lynchburg)
10 AM – 4 PM
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Sunday, June 9, 2019Three Lakes Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Sunday, June 9, 2019Claytor Lake State Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Sunday, June 9, 2019Hungry Mother State Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Sunday, June 9, 2019Burke Lake Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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Sunday, June 9, 2019Shields Lake
10 AM – 4 PM
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Sunday, June 9, 2019Sleepy Hole Park
10 AM – 4 PM
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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.

Planning to Join Us on Free Fishing Days?

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Let's Go Fishing!

We look forward to seeing you on free fishing weekend!