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Trout stocking returns October 1

The Department of Wildlife Resources announced the start of the 2021 Trout Stocking season. 

From October 1 through May 31, the hatchery staff will stock nearly one million catchable fish into 200 waters throughout Virginia. 

Favorable conditions at the hatcheries this summer mean that anglers can expect quality fish to be stocked all season long. 

The department is asking anglers to respect social distancing guidelines when interacting with hatchery staff during stockings. Maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet and use facial coverings when speaking with staff.  

Beginning Oct. 1, DWR will resume announcement of stockings via the Daily Trout Stocking webpage and the Trout Line (434-525-3474).  Information is updated each day after 3 p.m. during the stocking season.  

All hatcheries are closed to visitors until further notice

For more information, visit https://dwr.virginia.gov/fishing/trout-stocking-schedule/

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