Fishing Activities

FISHING VILLAGE

Join anglers, clubs, guides and experts from all over Southwest Virginia at the Go Fest Fishing Village. Aspiring anglers and experienced fisherman alike will find programming and activities for them at this all inclusive village. Current participants include: Orvis, Trout Unlimited, Project Healing Waters, and Float Fisherman of Virginia.

Come out and try your luck with a spin casting reel. Brush up on your skills or learn something new. We encourage children of all ages to...
Orvis Roanoke Fishing Manager Will Cohen will talk Orvis' new H3 fly rod series, and why it's the best fly rod they've ever...
Orvis School Reservation & Voice of the Customer Specialist Chris Michalski will feature the new H3 rod, discussing what was improved from the H2,...
Orvis Outfitter and Dealer Specialist Supervisor Jeremy Benn will introduce the new H3 rod and demonstrate some advanced level, specialty casts...
Orvis Roanoke Fishing Manager Will Cohen will demonstrate the basics of fly...
Orvis Outlet Fishing Specialist Justin Hamblin will teach some tactics for spin fishing with topwater...
Orvis Outfitter Specialist, former, long time Roanoke Retail Fishing Manager, guide and instructor Tom Brown will teach the basics of fly...
Orvis Senior Fulfillment Manager David Robinson will demonstrate the double haul and talk about the secrets of casting for...
How to keep fishing after shoulder or arm injuries that limit...
Throughout the weekend at GO Fest only, members of the Orvis Outfitter Team will be giving out pointers and working with fly fishing enthusiasts...
If you're looking for a great way to get the family together outside, then this beginner casting class is the perfect event to get started. Fly...
You’ve always wanted to learn to tie your own flies but just couldn’t find the time. Now you can get a free introductory lesson onsite at GO...