Recreation

Fishing

Fishing

Reel in your own fish tale!

Enjoy fishing at either Hopkins or Painters Ponds. These ponds are stocked 11 times a year with rainbow or brook trout. Be on the lookout for other species of fish also!

Resort ID required when purchasing license or renting equipment.

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Licenses, Permits & Rental Equipment Rates

Licenses, Permits & Rental Equipment Rates

Licenses
State Resident5-day pass$14
Non-resident5-day pass$21
Non-resident1-day pass$8
State ResidentFull Season$23
Resort Permits
Fishing Permit1 Day$3
Fishing Permit5 Days$10
Rental Equipment
2 Hours$3
4 Hours$5
6 Hours$6

For more fishing & bait information, please call The Market resort ext. 64098 or The General Store resort ext. 4998.

Things to Know

Things to Know

Fishing Rules & Regulations

Persons allowed to fish:

  • All Gold Card Holders with valid ID.
  • Anyone with Blue ID cards and a Fishing Permit.
  • When a Fishing Permit is required, it applies to all ages.

Rules and Policies:

  • All persons fishing must have and show correct ID and valid State or County fishing license except those exempt under State Law.
  • Only 1 fishing pole per person is allowed by law.
  • Fishing is allowed year-round between the hours of one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset.
  • Pond Locations: Painters Pond on Palmer Road, and Hopkins Pond below the Gate House.
  • Virginia State fishing licenses and Fishing Permits are available year-round at The Market, behind the Woodstone Check-in Center, and during spring, summer and fall at The General Store, beside the Ski Lodge. 
  • Observe NO FISHING signs when posted.
  • No Boating / No Swimming.
  • ANY AND ALL OTHER STATE LAWS APPLY.
  • NO FISHING AT ANY WOODSTONE POND
  • For more fishing & bait information, please call The Market resort ext. 64098 or The General Store resort ext. 4998.
Daily Limits
TroutAny Size4 per person
Bass12" minimum4 per person
Bluegill5" minimum4 per person
All other fishNo minimumNo limit

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