Virginia Freshwater Fishing
The following regulation changes are new for 2016. More details can be found in sections that follow this summary.
License Information and Fees
- Certain fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses or a hunter education certification may be carried electronically (see License Information).
- Middle Fork of the Powell River flowing through Appalachia in Wise County has been added to Catchable Trout Stocking Program.
- Armistead Point Park Pond in Hampton and Upper Norton Reservoir in Norton have also been added to the Catchable Trout Stocking Program.
State Record Fish
- Fish that can be legally captured by bow and arrow will now be included for state record recognition under a bow and arrow category.