Trout Heritage Waters for 2022
Celebrate trout fishing with friends and family on Trout Heritage Day! Some may find this day reminiscent of a traditional opening day of the trout season. DWR fisheries staff stock select waters on the first Saturday of April to create an announced stocking event and give anglers the feel of an opening day.
Add a bit of a challenge to your Trout Heritage Day by aiming to complete the Virginia Trout Slam Challenge! Catch each of the trout species of Virginia—brook, rainbow, and brown—in one to join the club of those who have completed Virginia Trout Slam Challenge and display their #vatroutslam sticker proudly.
If you compete your Trout Slam on Trout Heritage Day, submit your catch to the DWR Trophy Fish Program, via Go Outdoors Virginia. Log in, click on make a purchase, click on Fishing, and choose Trout Slam Application. Once the form is processed, the angler will be mailed a Virginia Trout Slam sticker. Display it proudly, and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram (@VirginiaWildlife) and use #vatroutslam!
The following waters will be stocked for the April 2nd Heritage Day:
|Bark Camp Lake
|Clinch Mountain Fee Fishing Area*
|Cripple Creek (Ravens Cliff)
|Crooked Creek Fee Fishing Area*
|Douthat State Park Fee Fishing Area*
|Pedlar River (upper)
|Prince William County
|South Fork Powell River
* The fee fishing areas are closed to angling from March 28 to April 1. Heritage Waters are closed on April 1. On April 2, fishing can begin at 9:00 a.m.