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Walnut Creek Park
Walnut Creek has a lake (45 acres) which should offer good fishing, especially from a canoe. I can carry one canoe on my car; if another driver with canoe-carrying capability signs up, we can have two canoes which would easily accomodate having 2 persons fishing in each canoe.
This trip is open to beginners or experienced anglers. I will however waitlist attendees with preference given to someone with the ability to transport a canoe and commitment level.
I will check out all the club fishing gear, so you’ll just have to bring yourself, and ideally some other very useful items: sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and water at least. Also, don’t forget anything you want to bring for the main Creekathon event (e.g. snacks).
Finally, some subtler points:
I don’t intend on keeping any fish, but should you want to, you should bring your own means of transporting your creel. Also, you should familiarize yourself with the park and state regulations.
Regulations specific to the park:
“Walnut Creek is stocked with sunfish, channel catfish and largemouth bass. A Virginia State Fishing License is required. All bass 12 to 15 inches must be released immediately. Five bass per day limit, only one of which may be greater than 18 inches. All Other State Regulations Apply. Click here for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries” (http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=parks&relpage=2744)
Virginia state regulations: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/regulations/
-> Fishing license (State Freshwater): $23
-> polarized sunglasses
-> water (1L or more)
-> Fishing gear (3 sets)
-> Transportation there.
You can buy your license online at: http://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/horf/ (you’ll need to print the license out)
If you think you’re ready to commit to fishing, you might consider to buy all three of the licenses below:
-> $4 – National Forest Permit – under “Special Licenses”
-> $23 – Resident State Freshwater Fishing – under “Fishing Licenses”
-> $23 – Resident Trout Fishing – under “Fishing Licenses”