Tackle Loaner Program

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries provides loaner fishing tackle at no charge to groups and individuals who are involved in fishing programs or just going fishing for fun. It is easy and free! Just contact the Tackle Loaner Location nearest you, reserve the equipment you need, pick it up before your fishing event or trip and return when finished.

Rod and reel combos; tackle boxes with hooks, split shot and bobbers are available at all locations.

Tackle Loaner Locations

Location Contact
Richmond Headquarters Email: vance.shearin@dgif.virginia.gov
Region 1 Office, Charles City 804-829-6580
Region 4 Office, Verona 540-248-9360
Region 4 Office, Fredericksburg 540-899-4169
Henry County Parks and Recreation 276-634-4640
Field Office, Farmville 434-392-9645
Field Office, Chesapeake 757-465-6812
Front Royal Fish Cultural Station 540-635-5350
King & Queen Fish Cultural Station 804-769-3185
Marion Fish Cultural Station 276-782-9314
Montebello Fish Cultural Station 540-377-2418
Paint Bank Fish Cultural Station 540-897-5401