Free fishing in West Virginia through April 24th

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Governor Justice announced today that beginning Thursday, March 26th and lasting through Friday, April 24th, the requirement to possess a fishing license to fish in state-regulated water has been waived for state residents.

Anglers must practice safe social distancing.

DNR Law Enforcement will continue to patrol all state waterways, and officers may still require proof of West Virginia residency, driver’s license, or a state-issued ID.

All fishing regulations remain in effect for both residents and non-residents, including bag limits, slot limits, catch-and-release areas, and fly-fishing-only areas.

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