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Fishing in/near Williamsburg Virginia

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#1 Drath


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Posted 16 March 2009 - 11:22 AM

I know this is a fly TYING forum but Iím seeking/begging for help on fishing the Williamsburg area.
My wife and I have a vacation planned in Williamsburg for the week of May 18th-23rd. Iím hoping someone with some fly fishing experience in that region can give some advice. Streams, Lakes, etc? While this wonít be a full on fishing trip, we will be up for a few trips to a stream or lake for a few hours if itís not too far of a drive. Weíd prefer a nice trout stream but any cold or warm water fishery might do the trick.
The place we are staying, Powhatan Resort, has a lake on site. Iíll probably throw a few flies in there but I know nothing about it so advice is welcome on that front as well.

Thanks in advance.


#2 Ridleyffo


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:20 AM

I was hoping to see some replys to your question, as I will be headed to the Williamsburg area the first weekend in May for a Celtic Festival and to see Albanach.

My wife is into this band Albanach and she set up a weekend trip at some campground that has a warmwater river that runs through it. I will have to get the name and do my research on the area. If I find anything worthwhile, I will post it here. I would prefer a coldwater fishery but looks likely the warm water will be much more convenient.
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#3 NoVaTyer


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:36 AM

I am not sure how far you want to drive, but the Shenendoah National Park is not that far from Williamsburg. The James River is not that far away either. Also, if you want to go off shore, Norfolk, Newport News and Hampton are not all that far either. Lots of great fishing in the park particularly in April/May.