DGIF Updates Related to COVID-19

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

Free Fishing Days in Virginia are June 5–7, 2020

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!

Make plans to take advantage of Free Fishing Days June 5–7, 2020! DGIF staff will be hosting several events across the state providing loaner rods, tackle, bait, and fishing instructions. Invite a family member or friend and come on out and wet a line without having to purchase a fishing license. Check this page for specific locations and times later in the spring.

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!