The 2012 Virginia Fly Fishing Festival will be held April 21-22, 2012 on the banks of the South River in Waynesboro, Virginia. The event features lectures, fly fishing tips, live music, and more.
The South River, which flows through the center of Waynesboro, is used extensively for demonstrations during the festival. The convienent river access allows anglers to head straight to the river to practice newly learned techniques. The river can be accessed from the festival grounds or by visiting any of the bridge crossings in town.
In urban Waynesboro, the South River is populated by smallmouth bass, bluegill, rainbows, and brown trout. The South River has one of the only urban trout fisheries in Virginia. The river is stocked periodically by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.