DNR Unveils District Fishing Guide

Press Release from WV DNR:


SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The District 2 Fishing Guide, the first in a series, is now available, according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.  The guide to public fishing and boating access sites and trout-stocked waters was produced by the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. District 2 includes eight counties in the Eastern Panhandle region. 

            “Outdoor enthusiasts have been asking for something like this for a while, and we are really excited to offer the first one now,” said Jezioro. 

            The large, color brochure features a map showing fishing and boating access sites on public lakes, rivers and streams. An icon at each site identifies whether the site has a boat ramp, carry-down boat access, or is just a fishing access site. Sections of streams stocked with trout are highlighted. Tables provide valuable information on each access site, including GPS coordinates, type of access and parking area, and handicapped accessibility. Lists of float trips on the Cacapon and South Branch rivers are included, and trout stocking information is detailed. 

            “The remaining five district guides are on the drawing board, and anglers and boaters can expect them over the next two years,” said Jezioro.

            The District 2 Fishing Guide is free and available at DNR District Offices, the DNR Elkins office, and the DNR main office in South Charleston. To find your nearest district office, check the Hunting or Fishing Regulations brochure, or go to www.wvdnr.gov.


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