Zion National Park Fishing, Fly Fishing

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Though not as popular as many of the park's other activites, Zion's Virgin River does have some opportunities for shore fishing. Find local fly fishing shops and knowledgeable fishing guides in Zion National Park to make the most of your fishing adventure. Read More


Though not well known for its fishing, there are a few limited opportunities to find fish in the park, primarily in the Virgin River.


When fishing in Zion, expect Speckled Dace, Desert Sucker, Flannelmouth SuckerRainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout and Brown Trout.

Take Note: The Virgin River Spinedance is endangered and protected and cannot be caught.


Fishing is allowed year-round.


A valid Utah fishing license is required for all anglers over the age of 15. Licenses are available online and at area retailers.


Experience. Know-how. Passion. Three characteristics shared by all the guides on our site. They know the best spots, the right times, and the preferred techniques. Hire one of them to eliminate the guess work and fast track your path to landing the big one.


The Virgin River is your best bet for fishing in the park and it can be fished from almost any point where you can find access. Just outside of the park, try Kolob Reservoir.