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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
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News Release: March 6, 2014

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Bret Preston, Wildlife Resources Section 304-558-2771 DNR.Wildlife@wv.gov

New Online Registration Available for Fishing Tournaments At Stonewall Jackson Lake

ROANOKE, W.Va. - A new online registration system is available for fishing tournaments at Stonewall Jackson Lake in Lewis County, according to Bret Preston, assistant chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. The online system is for tournaments composed of 10 or fewer boats at the lake. A change in the bass regulations this year from catch-and-release allows for fishing tournaments with weigh-ins. A lottery drawing for large tournaments was held in January and those tournaments are scheduled for 2014.

Tournament organizers may access the online system at www.wvdnr.gov under the "Fishing" section for the tournament guidelines and the tournament registration page. Tournament organizers can complete the registration page and submit the application. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If approved, tournament permits will be issued by the Division of Natural Resources.