Class Q Fishing

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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide opportunities for all constituents to participate in activities involving the state’s natural resources, which includes establishing unique angling opportunities for children and individuals with disabilities. A total of eight lakes and two sections of streams fall under Class Q designation from March to May. During this time, these areas are open only to children 14 years of age and under and individuals possessing a Class Q permit. Trout stockings on Class Q areas are conducted during the first week of March and are regulated under a special four-fish daily creel limit for trout. Fishing is only permitted during daylight hours on Class Q waters, and another person can be present to assist with the baiting of hooks and removal of fish. Between the months of April to February, these areas are managed under general fishing regulations.

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Lakes regulated as Class Q include the following:

Streams regulated as Class Q include the following:

Anglers who feel that they meet the requirements for a Class Q Permit may apply by downloading the Disability Medical Evaluation Form, which includes a section to be completed by a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant or chiropractic physician. The form also is available at agency district offices.

Send completed applications with original signatures to:

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
ATTN: License Section
324 Fourth Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303

Class Q Fishing

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