Fishing licenses are not required under certain circumstances, such as: for residents or nonresidents under age 15, and for residents who turned 65 before 1/1/12. But be sure to have your driver’s license with you for verification if requested.
A few reasons to download the latest WV DNR Fishing Regulations Summary:
After hearing about the need from anglers in an online survey, DNR personnel collected lake depth data and processed new bathymetry maps for 35 lakes across the state. These maps are now available on the interactive fishing map and downloadable to print or take with you on your mobile device. Also, anglers can now access the real-time streamflow conditions from the U.S. Geological Survey on our interactive fishing map. The real-time information allows anglers to check on flow and make decisions about whether fishing conditions are ideal before heading out to a stream or river. Visit wvdnr.gov/gis for more details and links to the interactive map and other map pages.