Upper South River Special Regulation Area

This Stretch of the South River was opened in January of 2011 through a cooperative between the landowners, Shenandoah Valley TU, and VDGIF.  It is a four mile stretch of the South River just upstream of the City of Waynesboro, or just south of interstate 64.  It has numerous parking areas, and very well marked trails.  This portion of the creek is quite different from downstream in the city.  It flows through fields, woods, and backyards.  It is managed differently as well.  The regulations are single hook artificial lure only, and anglers may creel up to two fish over 16 inches per day.  It is also managed as a put and grow program consisting of brown trout.  This limestone rich fishery is a great growing environment, and the fingerling browns don't take long to become trophy fish.  This is a great year round fishery due to the massive springs that feed in along the way.  This stretch also boasts some of the best hatches in the valley.  Like Mossy Creek and Buffalo Creek, you must obtain a permit to fish this special regulation area.  The permit is your written permission to trespass, it is free, and valid for one year.  Please respect the landowners by staying in the river or on designated paths.  The permit for the South River Special Regulation Area is available at the following locations.

Stone Soup Books and Cafe -908 W Main St. Waynesboro, VA 22980- 540-943-0084

Dominion Outdoors -15 Angela Court, Fishersville, VA 22939- 540-337-9218 ex. 6

Directions from Mossy Creek Fly Fishing-

-Take 33 west to I81 south
-Follow I81 south to I64 East in Staunton
-Follow I64 to exit 94 onto route 340 south in Waynesboro
-Follow 340 South about a mile to the stop light at Ladd Road and turn left
-Follow Ladd Road about 2 miles and make a right on Lyndhurst Road
-Lyndhurst Road crosses the South River and parking is on the right.
-This is about the middle of the stretch, and one of five parking areas

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Fall fishing is here and rain is on the way. We are focusing our guiding on musky in the Shenandoah and James Rivers and trout on the spring creeks. Weekends are filling up quickly for the last part of the year. Give us a call to book your trip today!

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Mossy Creek Fly Fishing

1790-92 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: 540.434.2444
Fax: 540.434.2555
E-mail: store@mossycreekflyfishing.com

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5 Sunday 11-3