Places to Fish and Boat

Find great fishing and boating spots in your area and throughout the U.S. Use our interactive map to search for bodies of water; learn about the species that you can catch in these bodies of water; search for boat ramps, marinas, bait shops, license vendors, places to buy fishing gear and equipment, and more. Watch this short video on how to use the map.

Purchase a Virginia Fishing License

Fishing is a great way to bond with your family. But remember, before you go you need to purchase your fishing license and to check your state fishing regulations.

Register A Boat in Virginia

By registering your boat, you are helping to protect your state’s aquatic natural resources. Make sure you know the boating laws for your state before you leave the dock.

Conservation Through Participation

You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.

Responsible Fishing Starts With You

Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.