DGIF Updates Related to COVID-19

Youth-Only Stocked Trout Program

Notice

In response to growing concern about the spread of COVID-19, VDGIF will be making the following changes to the 2020 Trout Stocking Program. Heritage Day, scheduled for April 4 is cancelled. All pre-announced trout stockings including Urban Program Waters and the Youth-Only Stocked Trout Program will be rescheduled and will no longer be announced before hand.  All waters will still receive their full allotment of trout stockings for the season but stockings will not be announced ahead of time. Additionally, trout stockings at the Department’s three Fee Fishing Areas (Clinch Mountain, Crooked Creek, and Douthat Lake) will not begin in early April as planned. Stockings at the Fee Areas will resume as soon as possible. Information on daily trout stockings can be found on the DGIF website or by calling the Trout Line at 434-525-3474.

The waters listed below have been designated by the Director and will only be considered Youth-Only Stocked Trout Waters from April 1 through June 15. Only youth age 15 and under will be allowed to fish during that time period. Adults can assist youth only by baiting the hook, casting, and removing the fish from the hook. Adults cannot assist with setting the hook or retrieving the fish. The daily creel limit shall be 3 trout. Adults assisting youth are not required to have a fishing license or a trout license. Parking or access fees may be required at some locations.

Youth-Only Waters will be stocked 3 times between April 1 and June 1. Stocking times may vary depending on the distance from the hatchery to the receiving water. DGIF will strive to stock between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. DGIF may postpone or change the date of any of these stocking events due to circumstances that compromise the resource or public safety.

Water Stocking Date
Northern Fauquier Community Park Pond (Marshall)
(4155 Monroe Parkway)
South River – Basic Park (Waynesboro)
(1405 Genicom Drive)
Cave Mountain Lake (Natural Bridge)
(811 Cave Mountain Lake Road)
Glen Alton Pond (Giles Co.)
(Route 635 / Glen Alton Road)
Franklin County Park Pond (Rocky Mount)
(2150 Sontag Road)
Ivy Creek – Peaks View Park (Lynchburg)
(1205 Ardmore Drive)
South Fork Clinch River – Dunford Park (Tazewell)
(137 Riverview Lane)