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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.

West Virginia angler catches state record longnose gar

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — According to state officials, an 11-year record for the longest longnose gar caught in West Virginia has been broken. The record-breaking fish,...

West Virginia stocks 43 waters during first week of fall trout...

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources stocked 43 during the first week of fall trout stocking, and two anglers have...

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...

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,...

Record West Virginia blue catfish broken fourth year in a row

GALLIPOLIS FERRY, W.Va. — For the fourth year in a row, the West Virginia state record for the largest blue catfish by weight has...

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...

State confirms W.Va. record blue catfish taken in Ohio River

Austin Hoffman and record blue cat taken on Ohio River, 2014
APRIL 30, 2014 --The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources today confirmed the capture of the largest and longest blue catfish in state history, taken...

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...

Monster fish being caught in monster capital of West Virginia

Far from urban areas, lakes in West Virginia apparently boast more than their share of big fish.
Bigfoot and the Flatwoods Monster aren't the only bizarre creatures being reported at the center of West Virginia in Braxton County. Apparently, the fishing...

West Virginia DNR to stock nearly 6,000 pounds of catfish

An angler awaits a catch on a West Virginia lake. (Photo courtesy Maggie Smolnicka)
Leading up to the Mountain State's annual free fishing weekend June 13-14, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is stocking nearly 6,000 pounds...

National Park hosts fishing events for grandparents, children

The National Park Service is hosting a fishing day for grandparents and grandchildren at its Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center.
New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is hosting a series of Grandfamilies Fishing Days in May and June designed for grandparents who are...

Little Beaver lake nominated to 'mom-approved" list

Little Beaver Lake is being numbered in a nationwide list of mom-approved parks.
The lake at Little Beaver State Park has been nominated one of the best places to go for family-friendly fishing and boating in West...

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