Fishing Rules

3/4 Acre Lake is Stocked with the Following:

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Large Mouth Bass
  • Small Mouth Bass
  • Tiger Bass
  • Spotted Bass
  • Red Breasted Sunfish
  • Shellcracker
  • CarpChannel Catfish


  • Trout fishing hours are sunrise to sunset
  • 3 Trout per person per day
  • You may not carry, handle, or have more than 3 trout at any time
  • You may not cast a fishing rod after you have reached your limit of 3 trout


  • Must be done with a barbless hook
  • All fish, other than trout, are catch and release
  • 1 rod per person
  • Everyone must have their own stringer/creel
  • Your creel & fish must be in your possession at all times
  • You must stay with your fishing rod at all times while fishing
  • You may not help anyone else catch their limit

Since this is a private lake, no license is required. Fishing in Middle River requires a fishing license. More information can be found here:
Fishing License Information & Fees | Virginia DWR

Please help us preserve this great sport and best of luck to you