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Lake Fairfax Park’s Trout Season Slated to Start February 8

Trout Stocking

Attention Trout Anglers:
Lake Fairfax opened Wednesday, February 26 and the spring trout season has begun.

Expect some areas to be roped off for safety reasons where ice is still present, but the rest of the lake, including the dock, are open.

As a reminder, the Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits any activity on frozen lakes and ponds. Please call Lake Fairfax Park, 703-471-5415, ext. 0, for more information.

One thousand pounds of rainbow trout and two hundred pounds of golden trout will soon be swimming in the cold waters at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Va. Fishermen who enjoy catching these tasty fish are invited to participate in the 2014 trout season which runs February 8 through May 4, 2014.  This 20-acre lake will be restocked five times during the spring season by Cast-a-line of Goshen, Va. (The day of the week may vary.)

Fishing regulations at the lake require that passes are displayed at all times.  In addition to a Virginia state fishing license a trout fishing permit from the park is required for the duration of the season. A Virginia state trout license is not required.

Passes are now available for purchase between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the park’s administration building. Daily passes are $15 per adult, $10 per senior, and $7.50 per child. Spring passes are $60 per adult, $45 per senior, and $30 per child. Fall passes are $22 per adult, $17 per senior, and $12 per child. The cost for an annual pass is $70 per adult, $52.50 per senior, and $45 per child.

A second fall stocking season will run from October 11 through November 9.  The fall season includes two stockings and is covered by the annual pass. 

The park is open dawn to dusk. Only one pole and/or line may be used at one time, and there is a six-fish daily limit. Netting, snagging, and chumming are prohibited.

Lake Fairfax is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston, Va.  For more information call 703-471-5415 or visit Trout Fishing.

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