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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 350. Fish: Gigs, Grab Hooks, Trotlines, Snares, Etc

4VAC15-350-20. Gigs, grab hooks, etc.; certain counties east of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

A. It shall be lawful to take nongame fish at any time by snagging, grabbing, snaring, gigging, and with a striking iron in all waters , except (i) public impoundments, (ii) the Roanoke (Staunton) River, (iii) the Dan River, (iv) the James River in Goochland County, and (v) those waters stocked by the department, of the following counties: Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Halifax, Louisa, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, and Prince Edward.

B. It shall be lawful to take nongame fish by gig or fishing spear from a position above the surface of the water on those portions below the fall line of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries and the Potomac River and its tributaries. For the purpose of this section, a fishing spear is defined as an implement with a shaft and sharp point or tines designed to be thrusted or thrown by hand.

C. Daily creel (possession) and length limits for nongame fish are found in 4VAC15-320-25.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501, and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR325-03-4 § 2, eff. July 1, 1979; amended Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2008; Volume 37, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2021.

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