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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. DNR announces winners of the 2021 Gold Rush Giveaway

The star of the Gold Rush, a golden trout darts through a West Virginia stream.
Officials at the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources today announced the winners of the state's 2021 Gold Rush Giveaway, the annual statewide promotion of...

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...

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...

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...

W.Va. officials gear up for free fishing weekend June 10-11

West Virginia officials are gearing up for the state's annual Free Fishing Weekend, June 10-11, during which residents and non-residents may fish in West Virginia...

W.Va. to stock striped tiger trout statewide in April, May

A W.Va. DNR biologist displays a striped tiger trout.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock tiger trout in lakes and streams around the state for the first time in decades,...

Invasive snakehead fish dumped in Berkeley County stream

Invasive Northern Snakehead dumped in Opequon Creek according to state, federal officials.
The W.Va. Division of Natural Resources and U.S. Geological Survey have confirmed that a northern snakehead fish was killed in another body of water...

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...

North Bend offers kayak, rappel, mtn.-bike courses June 10

Encouraging visitors to try new outdoor activities, rangers at North Bend State Park this weekend are offering introductory courses in kayaking, rappelling, mountain biking. Park...

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...

Statewide Free Fishing Weekend being celebrated June 12-13

The state's annual youth fishing derby is set for June 12 at Little Beaver State Park near Beckley.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling on state residents and guests to grab a fishing pole this Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June...

W.Va. to boost golden-trout stocking programs in 2019

A youth watches golden trout swim at a West Virginia wildlife exhibit.
The West Virginia Gold Rush—special stocking of golden rainbow trout—will return in 2019 with more fish and new locations, according to Stephen McDaniel, director...

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