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Collecting Trip

Virginia Native Fish Collecting Trip

Be a part of the All-Aquarium Catfish Convention's long-standing tradition-- the collecting trip for North American native catfishes, minnows, darters and other freshwater denizens of a local Virginia stream. Whether you're a first time collector or an old hand, we'll take you on a chartered van to a beautiful clear stream in the Virginia country side. PVAS provides you with dip nets and seines, and former North American Native Fishes Association president and long time collecting guide Bob Bock will help you find beautiful native species to take home, or just to photograph. Kids are welcome, too, but must have strong supervision from a parent or guardian.

You should have a Virginia fishing license for this excursion.  5-day non-resident freshwater fishing licenses are available at select sporting goods stores (please call first) for $14.

Please also bring some cash for a lunch stop.

Don’t forget, Bob will be offering a presentation on collecting Virginia fishes on Thursday evening before the collecting trip.  Make sure to see Bob’s tips and tricks as well as a catalog of the fishes that may be encountered!