Virginia saltwater anglers may fish without a license during the first weekend in June. The free fishing days (June 3-5, 2011) will allow anglers to fish without having to buy a saltwater license.
No fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational saltwater rod and reel fishing during free fishing days. All fishing regulations, including size, season, catch limits and gear restrictions, will remain in effect.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has declared the weekend of June 3-5, 2011 to be free fishing days in the state’s freshwaters as well, except in designated stocked trout waters.