Jackson River Fly Fishing

The 9th most popular fly fishing river in Virginia.

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North of Roanoake and Covington, the Jackson River is a well-known, all-year brown trout fly fishing stream. There are some rainbow trout to be found as well.

When fly fishing on the Jackson River, there is a short public fishing access in the tailwaters below Garthwright Dam (Lake Moomaw), which is about 10 miles north of Covington.

Note: this river may be closed to public access beyond the dam tailwater. If using the river via private property, it is strongly encouraged to get that permission in writing and carry it with you. They take trespassing very seriously around here.

Overall, Jackson River is the 9th most popular fly fishing river of all 13 fly fishing spots in Virginia.


Local Contact(s):  Virginia Game Commission (804) 367-1000; Virginia Tourism (800) 847-4882; Jeffrey Wilkins Fly Fishing (336) 644-7775; Albemarle Angler (434) 977-6882.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishers Guide To Virginia" from David Hart

Luxury Loding:  The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs (540) 839-1766

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/

Article Source:   Best Jackson River Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=19994

GPS:  37.94946, -79.952939

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  8/9/2016

ID:  19994

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