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WVDNR announces return of trout stockings, new fishing regulations


The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources on Thursday announced the publication of updated fishing regulations and the return of trout stockings to select lakes and streams around the state.

“Trout stocking in West Virginia is just one of the ways we contribute to the preservation and enhancement of our natural resources, while also providing a fun and exciting outdoor activity for folks of all ages to enjoy,” said WVDNR Director Brett McMillion. “Our state’s beautiful lakes, streams and rivers are a true treasure and we hope first-time and experienced anglers alike can get out and cast a line this year.”

Trout stockings officially returned on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with stockings to the Greenbrier River (Marlinton section), James P. Bailey Lake, Larenim Park Lake and Williams River. 

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