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Welcome to the Fishing News Directory at West Virginia Explorer. Be sure to visit our Fishing Travel Guide for more information about fishing and fishing areas in West Virginia.

W.Va. reports 19% increase in number of stocked trout in 2023

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Thanks to its investment in hatcheries, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources stocked nearly 130,000 more trout in 2023 than...

West Virginia stocks catfish in Mountain State lakes, ponds

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has stocked 28 waters around the Mountain State with catfish, the agency announced on Wednesday. Between May...

West Virginia Free Fishing Weekend to take place June 10–11

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that Free Fishing Weekend in West Virginia will return June 10-11, 2023, and encouraged anglers and...

Ghost towns in southern West Virginia attracting trout anglers

TAMS, W.Va. — Some of southern West Virginia's historic ghost towns are attracting the attention of trout anglers nationwide as the region recovers from...

Restoration paves way for trout fishing at Kanawha State Forest

The restoration of Davis Creek paves the way for trout fishing in the forest.
LOUDONDALE, W.Va. — A stream restoration project designed to improve fishing and recreation at Kanawha State Forest near Charleston, West Virginia, has been completed,...

West Virginia Trout Stocking Schedules: March 6-10, 2023

West Virginia Explorer Magazine publishes an updated list of waters stocked by the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources as the division publishes announcements. Trout Stocking...

W.Va. announces return of trout stockings, new fishing regulations

An angler casts into a trout stream. Trout fishing is perennially popular across West Virginia.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.—West Virginia has announced the publication of updated 2023-2024 fishing regulations and the return of trout stockings to lakes and streams around...

New River Gorge ranked second among fall fishing destinations

Fishing guide Bill Handy prepares to launch onto the upper New River on an early fall day.
SANDSTONE, W.Va. — The New River Gorge in southern West Virginia has been ranked second among the top autumn fishing destinations in the U.S....

Angler breaks West Virginia's long-standing channel catfish record

Allen Burkett of Criders, Va., caught a channel catfish that weighed 36.96 pounds and measured 40.59 inches in length.
A 17-year record for the largest channel catfish caught in West Virginia has been broken, according to the state Division of Natural Resources. On June...

Angler catches W.Va. record muskie in Braxton County

West Virginia fisheries biologist Aaron Yeager (left) with Lucas King (right) holding King's record musky.
West Virginia officials have confirmed that on Saturday, March 19, Lucas King, of Burnsville, West Virginia, caught and released a new Mountain State record...

Governor lauds fifth anniversary of Gold Rush trout program

The star of the Gold Rush, a golden trout darts through a West Virginia stream.
Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the "West Virginia Gold Rush" will return for its fifth year on March 29 and provide anglers and...

Trout stocking 2022 underway on West Virginia streams

A trout-stocking truck follows a stream into the Allegheny highlands in West Virginia.
Trout stocking has commenced for the spring 2022 season in West Virginia, and 60 sections of stream have so far been stocked, according to...

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