Fishing

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:


Dan Grulke,
FCPA Fishing Coordinator

Fishing

 

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Park Authority’s Fishing Home Page!

We hope you will explore the content and find all you need to know about fishing in Fairfax County.  

Click the links below to read fishing articles written by experienced anglers in the area and learn all the tips and secrets to maximize your fishing success. Be on the lookout every month for new fishing articles and tips that will help you become the angler you have always wanted to be!

Here you will find information on all the lakes and ponds in which to fish in Fairfax County, where to pick your spot, and how to submit your catch to our photo gallery!

Need help identifying a fish? Head on over to our fish identification and find out exactly what you caught, and then share your catch on our bragging board for everyone to enjoy.

If you have any questions, please contact the Park Authority Fishing Coordinator Dan Grulke. Please allow three days for us to respond.

Fishing Articles

The Fishing Season is Finally Back
Dust off your tackle box and take the tags off that brand-new fishing pole you got during the holidays because warmer weather is on the horizon and with it comes the early spring fishing season!
Trout is the common name for fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo, Salvelinus, as well as the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae. The most popular species that you can find in Virginia are the rainbow trout, brown trout or the brook trout.
How do I know what type of fishing equipment to purchase? Do I need an expensive fishing rod? What is the best fishing reel to get? The purpose of this article will be to answer some of these questions to simplify things for your fishing needs.
This article will highlight other aspects of fishing that will help you improve your fishing success in the upcoming 2021 season.
How do I know what type of fishing equipment to purchase? Do I need an expensive fishing rod? What is the best fishing reel to get? The purpose of this article will be to answer some of these questions to simplify things for your fishing needs.

Burke Lake Electro-Fishing Survey

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Bragging Board

Browse through the different slideshow photos below. 

16 inch largemouth bass at Royal Lake in Burke, Va. | Mark Blicharz

Please submit your fish pictures, whether big or small, by Thursday evening for consideration to be included on our bragging board.

 

Contributors

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  • Chase Brown - Lake Accotink Park
  • Tony Bulmer - Burke Lake Park
  • Jordan Libera - Riverbend Park
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