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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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May 25

Fish Without a License First Weekend in June

Posted on May 25, 2017 at 8:57 AM by Communications Department

Next weekend, June 2-4, everyone in Virginia is welcome to fish without a license. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is encouraging families to enjoy the state's natural resources, which we have plenty of right here in Newport News!Fishing_SC The license holiday applies to recreational rod and reel fishing but regulations including size and catch restrictions remain in effect.

Visit the Parks, Recreation and Tourism page on the city website to find a list of different fishing locations in Newport News, ranging from saltwater fishing to freshwater fishing, along with the hours and fees. More information about the state’s fishing rules can be found online at as well as detailed information about how to obtain a regular fishing license for when the free fishing days are over. For questions or for more information about fishing in Newport News call 757-926-1400.