Fishing

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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...

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...

DNR seeks big bucks and trophy fish for display

A family visits the National Hunting and Fishing Day display in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is asking hunters and anglers to enter showcase pieces for its big buck and trophy fish display...

Conaway stocking suspended until dam repairs are completed

Conaway Run Lake forms behind an inpoundment in the Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area.
Trout stocking at Conaway Run Lake in Tyler County has been suspended until repair work to the dam is completed, the Division of Natural...

Free fishing weekend (June 7-8) to boost travel

This weekend (June 7-8) is free fishing weekend in West Virginia -- that time of year when anglers can fish without a license and...

W.Va. record for rainbow trout set at Berkeley Co. pond

Eric Files displays record rainbow trout
A state record for rainbow trout was established April 30 by Eric Files Sr. of Martinsburg, West Virginia, who pulled the 33.11-inch, 19.40-pound specimen...

Fly fishing course offered in the West Virginia outback

Map showing Spruce on Shavers Fork
There's only one practical way to reach the ghost town of Spruce on the Shaver's Fork of the Cheat River, and that's by train...

Spring 2014 may be ideal for family fishing in West Virginia

Trout taken from Glade Creek
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Springtime is a good time to take the family fishing, says a West Virginia wildlife biologist. The spring of 2014 may...

W.Va. DNR: Catch a channel cat, and win a night’s camping

Channel Catfish
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In an effort to increase visitation at state-managed parks and recreation areas, the W.Va. Division of Natural Resources will begin...

June 7-8 is free fishing weekend in West Virginia

Fishing on Tygart River
The weekend of June 7-8 (2014) is free fishing weekend in West Virginia, during which residents and nonresidents alike may fish its lakes and streams...

Natural Resources Commission to meet Feb. 24

The West Virginia Natural Resources Commission will conduct its quarterly meeting Sunday, Feb. 24, at the DNR Headquarters at 324 4th Avenue in South...

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