Welcome to Waynesboro, Virginia


Home of the South River
One of the best trout fisheries in Virginia!
and the
Second Annual Waynesboro Fly Fishing Tournament
Waynesboro, Virginia is nestled in the central Shenandoah Valley.  The South River flows right through the heart of Downtown.  Most of the river in-town is a Delayed Harvest fishery, which means this is a catch-and-release trout fishery from October 1 to June 1.  In addition, with money raised from the Waynesboro Fly Tournament and donations from the South River Fly Shop and visiting anglers, we stock additional trophy-sized rainbows.  

There's also a Special Regulations area for the Upper South River, outside of town.  The South gets tremendous mayfly and caddis hatches year-round: caddis, quills and sulphurs in the Spring, tricos and hex in the Summer, and BWOs and midges through the fall and winter. And if that's not enough for  you, we have great brook trout fishing in Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington National Forest. For information about trout streams around Waynesboro, see the website for Shenandoah Valley Trout Unlimited.
Waynesboro is located near the intersection of I-81 and I-64.  We're about 30 minutes from Charlottesville and 2 1/2 hours from D.C.  The city boasts  great bed and breakfasts and restaurants and other attractions such as shopping, art festivals, and the annual Virginia Fly Fishing Festival.
Waynesboro Fly Fishing Tournament, March 28, 2015 Teams of 2 Anglers, a single fly plus a mulligan Tournament limited to the first 8 teams with paid fee.

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Recent Announcements

  • Thomas & Thomas Sponsor Waynesboro Fly Tournament with 2 T&T LPSII 8'6" 4 weight rods Thomas & Thomas just become a sponsor of the Waynesboro Fly Tournament at  the Watershed level with the donation of 2 beautiful  Thomas & Thomas  LPSII 8'6" 4 weight rods . These ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2015, 2:13 PM by Jim Josefson
  • Waynesboro Fly Tournament Prize Packages Announced plus Silent Auction Items 2015 Waynesboro Fly Fishing Tournament Prize Packages 1st Place Winners Will Receive:(2) Thomas & Thomas  LPSII 8'6" 4 weight rods ($795/ each value)(2) Abel TR1 Fly Reels ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2015, 7:51 AM by Jim Josefson
  • Second Annual Waynesboro Fly Tournament, March 28, 2015. The Second Annual Waynesboro  Fly Tournament will be held on March 28, 2015 with a backup rain date of May 2, 2015.  Teams of 2 anglers compete.  Entry fees are ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2015, 7:49 AM by Jim Josefson
  • First Stocking of the Season: October 2015 The first supplemental stocking of the Delayed Harvest Section of the South River was done in late October, 2014.  Shocking by VDGIF in September found browns up to 24"!
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 9:42 PM by Jim Josefson
  • New Supplemental Stocking Before Waynesboro Fly Tournament We will put another 700 lbs. of rainbow trout right before the Waynesboro Fly Tournament.  This is on top of the 700 lbs of big rainbows we put in on ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2015, 7:51 AM by Jim Josefson
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