You just bought a new fishing rod and are eager to embark on your first angling adventure by finding some of the best fishing spots in Virginia. Before you go, make sure you have a current Virginia fishing license and that you know the state fishing regulations. We have links to VA fishing license details, fishing regulations, education programs and fishing reports here.

Other helpful state fishing resources can be found directly on the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website:

Virginia Free Fishing Days:

Free Fishing Days offer the opportunity for new or beginning anglers to go fishing without a Virginia fishing license. Most of the scheduled Free Fishing Days events take place during National Fishing and Boating Week.