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-
Mossy Creek Fly Fishing guide Bob Cramer will be here giving out some pointers on how to tie the BEST smallmouth flies. Bob has over 30 years experience guiding for trophy fish in the Shenandoah Valley. Come watch a local master starting at 10AM. Bring a friend!
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1790-92 East Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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