Friday, May 31, 2013

Correction on Free Family Fishing Fair at Byrd Park

The Department’s Free Family Fishing Fair will be held as planned on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Byrd Park’s Shield’s Lake, and experts will be on hand to teach basic freshwater catch and release fishing. Those younger than age 16 will not need a fishing license to participate; however anyone age 16 or older will need a freshwater license to fish.
      Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is June 7, June 8, and June 9, not this weekend as previously stated.
      Adults as well as children are encouraged to attend the department’s event to help teach their children how to fish and to go fishing the following weekend, June 7 – June 9, when no fishing license is needed.