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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.

DNR expands W.Va. Gold Rush trout stockings by 20 waters

Your chances of striking gold during the special West Virginia Gold Rush trout stockings April 2-6 have increased. Due to growing interest and excitement,...

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...

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...

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. 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...

Redesigned interactive hunting and fishing map of West Virginia available

An updated, online interactive map that provides valuable information on hunting and fishing adventures in West Virginia is now accessible on smartphones and tablets,...

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...

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...

New hand-fishing season opens June 15 in W.Va.

Catfish may be taken by hand in W.Va.
A new West Virginia "noodling" or hand-fishing season launches June 15, according to the state Division of Natural Resources. A law passed during the 2018...

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...

Trout being stocked in five park lakes in advance of Earth...

Trout being stocked in WV State Parks
The W.Va. Division of National Resources is stocking trout in five state park lakes on April 22 to encourage family fishing during the Earth...

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