SNP bans all fishing

Effective immediately all streams and rivers are closed to fishing in the Shenandoah National Park (SNP).

Despite the recent rains so far streams and groundwater have not sufficiently recovered from the recent dry conditions.

Low stream flows are reported throughout the park with some water ways completely dry with high water temperatures.

Those conditions can be fatal to fish.

The closures to fishing includes both open to harvest as well as catch and release waters.

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