Have you ever wanted to try fishing but haven’t had a chance to get out on the water? Maybe you have fond memories of fishing with friends or family members but haven’t cast a line in a few years but want to get back into this outdoor tradition. Well, there’s no better time than now because West Virginia’s Free Fishing Days are coming up on June 8-9, 2024.

Free Fishing Days is part of a national effort to encourage new anglers to get out and enjoy this outdoor tradition without having to first buy a license. It’s also a great time for anglers to take a friend or family member out and teach them how to fish.

If you’re looking for a place to go fishing, check out the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources online fishing map for a list of lakes and streams near you. You can also check a fishing derby or Free Fishing Days event around the state.


And make sure you remember the occasion by sharing your fishing adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging your photos #wvfish.

If you haven’t renewed your license in a couple of years, we encourage you to take this time to get out on the water. In no time, you’ll remember why fishing is so much fun in West Virginia! And if you want to renew your license, head on over to www.wvfish.com.