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Trout Fishing

Rainbow Trout Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, Virginia

The 20-acre lake at Lake Fairfax Park will be stocked with trout for the Spring 2014 Trout Fishing Season. Fishermen are invited to come catch their six-fish daily limit.

In addition to a Virginia state fishing license a trout fishing permit from the park is required until the conclusion of the season on May 4, 2014. A Virginia state trout license is NOT required.


  • A Park Authority fishing pass must be purchased to fish during the period of February 8-May 4, 2014
  • Only one pole and/or line may be used at a time.
  • Passes may be purchased at the main office and are non-transferable.
  • Both season and day passes must be worn in a visible manner.
  • Netting, snagging and chumming are prohibited.
  • Fishing is allowed during park hours only. The park opens at dawn and closes at dusk.
  • Replacements for lost passes must be purchased at a $5 fee.
  • In accordance with VDGIF regulations, no cleaning of fish is permitted.

Trout Fishing in Spring 2014

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.

Download Spring 2014 Trout Flyer
Download Spring 2014 Trout Fishing Regulations

Spring Trout Season runs from
Sat., February 8 through Sun., May 4, 2014.

  • Multiple Stockings
  • Spring Passes, Fall Passes, Annual Passes, and Daily Passes available
  • Rates for Adults, Seniors, and Children
  • Year pass will cover the fall-season
    Oct 11th – Nov 9th

Pass sale begins Jan. 18th 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Pass Rates

Spring Pass
Adult - $60
Senior - $45
Child - $30

Daily Pass
Adult - $15
Senior - $10
Child - $7.50

Fall Pass
Adult - $22
Senior - $17
Child - $12

Year Pass
Adult - $70
Senior - $52.50
Child - $35

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