Piankatank River

Hardyville, Virginia

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Named for the Native American tribe that Captain John Smith documented living on her shores in 1608, the Piankatank is perhaps one of the best-kept saltwater secrets in the Old Dominion. I chose to cover the Piankatank River for this book precisely because I don’t remember ever reading anything about it—though the river has a reputation as a prime fishing location among spin fishermen. Sandwiched between Mathews and Middlesex Counties, the Piankatank is easily accessed off Route 17 and is a mere 90-minute drive from Richmond. Types of Fish: You can never be sure what you’re going to pull out of the Piankatank, though stripers and blues are a safe bet. You will also find a healthy population of flounder and speckled trout as well as croaker. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
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Fly Fishing Virginia

by Beau Beasley (No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks)

Named for the Native American tribe that Captain John Smith documented living on her shores in 1608, the Piankatank is perhaps one of the best-kept saltwater secrets in the Old Dominion. I chose to cover the Piankatank River for this book precisely because I don’t remember ever reading anything about it—though the river has a reputation as a prime fishing location among spin fishermen.

Sandwiched between Mathews and Middlesex Counties, the Piankatank is easily accessed off Route 17 and is a mere 90-minute drive from Richmond. Types of Fish: You can never be sure what you’re going to pull out of the Piankatank, though stripers and blues are a safe bet. You will also find a healthy population of flounder and speckled trout as well as croaker. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

©  Beau Beasley/No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Hardyville
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Piankatank River

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