How to Become a Fishing Guide in Virginia

Buggs Island Lake Fishing

No license is required for fishing guides in Virginia. There is a Tidal Boat License, a combined sport fishing license that also covers passengers of the boat.


Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
(804) 367-1000
1-866-721-6911 (available Monday – Friday, during business hours, except holidays)

Richmond Headquarters
P.O. Box 90778
Henrico, VA  23228-0778

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