West Virginia Free Fishing Weekend 2024 June 10 and 11

West Virginia Free Fishing Weekend 2023

Fish for free in WV. The West Virginia Free Fishing Weekend is June 10 and 11 in 2024. The Free Fishing Weekend is designed to better expose people to all that the mountain state has to offer. The WV DNR has announced for one weekend this year anyone can fish without a license.

The West Virginia free fishing weekend is part of a nationwide effort to expose more people to fishing. By removing the barrier of entry, a fishing license, people can try out the sport and decide if they enjoy it.

The more people that try it, eventually the more people who will purchase a WV fishing license.

This is important because part of the revenue from license sales goes back into public land improvement projects. More money coming in means better opportunities for everyone.

WV Free Fishing Weekend

All residents are encouraged to participate, whether they were previous license holders or someone who has never fished before.

In conjunction with the West Virginia Free Fishing Weekend, the WV DNR will host its annual fishing derby for kids at Little Beaver State Park on June 10. Here children can receive basic fishing instruction from qualified teachers. The event is free but registration is required. Participants can register on site at Little Beaver State Park from 9-10:30 am on June 10th.

Trout stocking in West Virginia has ended for the spring but there may still be some trophies lurking about. To increase your odds of landing a big fish on your free fishing weekend, be sure to check out our WV catfish stocking schedule.

If you go fishing during the WV Free Fishing weekend and decide you like it, the WV resident fishing license cost is only $19. You can purchase one online at WVFish.com

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