DGIF Department of Game and Inland FisheriesRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Virginia’s annual three-day free fishing weekend starts Friday. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says no fishing license will be required to wet a hook in state waters Friday through Sunday. Designated stocked trout waters are an exception. Freshwater and trout licenses will be required there. All fishing regulations including size, season, catch limits, and gear restrictions will remain in effect.