CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced today that West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend will return June 10-11, 2023, and encouraged anglers and their families to plan a trip.
West Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend is part of a nationwide effort to make fishing more accessible to the public. During these two days, residents and nonresidents are able to fish for free in West Virginia’s public lakes, streams, and rivers without having to buy a license.
“As a lifelong angler, I know firsthand that fishing in West Virginia is one of the most joyous things you can do in this world,” Gov. Justice said. “I want to encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to try fishing out or to introduce someone you know to the sport we all love so much.”