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WVDNR Stocks R.D. Bailey Tailwaters With Trout

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will stock 30,000 trout over the next week in streams around the state so anglers and their families can enjoy fishing opportunities during the holiday season.

The stocking includes over 15,000 pounds of trout at 15 streams across the state. WVDNR Director Stephen McDaniel said the special stockings follow a great production year that resulted in an abundance of trout at the state’s hatcheries.

The R.D. Bailey tailwaters are among the locations expected to be stocked.

Anglers are encouraged to maintain a safe physical distance from stocking personnel, other anglers, and park guests.

All anglers age 15 and older are required to have a fishing license, trout stamp, and valid form of identification while fishing for trout. To learn more about West Virginia’s fishing regulations, visit To purchase a fishing license and trout stamp, visit



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