Maury River Virginia
Maury River Virginia
Maury River Virginia
Copyright 2015 James Marsh
Fly Fishing The Maury River Virginia
The Maury River varies from fast, white-water to
more moderately flowing smooth water. It has some
sections of slow moving pools, so the type of water
changes depending on the location. It flows through
the Goshen Pass Scenic Area in western Virginia in
the Alleghany Highlands.

This river appears to be the perfect trout stream but
it apparently gets a little too warm in hot weather to
support a lot of trout. It also doesn't seem to have
many wild trout although it may have a very few
streambred trout. It is heavily stocked during the
winter months. I would think it would only have a
limited number of holdover trout. The water gets low
and the summer heat takes its toll on most of the
trout. Of course, many are caught shortly after the
river is stocked.

The Maury River is known more for its fine
smallmouth bass fishing that trout fishing. Fly fishing
the river can be enjoyable at the right place and

The Maury River flows from Lake Merriweather for
about a total distance of thirty miles. It's a tributary
of the James River.. Route #39 follows much of
river which provides very easy access. Roads #631
and #633 also follow the river.

The easy access is both good and bad. Good in the
sense it is easy to get to the water and bad in the
sense too many anglers crowd the areas the trout
are stocked in and fishing can be more of a chore
than a pleasure, especially on weekends.

The season runs year-round
Trout can be caught on warm winter days.
Spring is the best time for fly fishing the Maury River.
Summertime isn't a good time to fish the river
because the water can get very low and too warm.
Fall is the best time for big browns.

Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Type of Stream

Brook Trout (Stocked
with some holdovers -
some native brook trout
in the small headwater
Brown Trout (Stocked
with some holdovers)
Rainbow Trout (Stocked
with some holdovers)


Western Virginia
Alleghany Highlands

Nearest Towns


Very Good

Non-Resident License
State of Virginia

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Fly Fishing Gear,
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