There will be a free fishing weekend in West Virginia on Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10. The free fishing weekend is for both residents and nonresidents at part of National Fishing and Boating week. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has stocked several lakes with catfish recently. The 27th Annual Bowden Fishing Derby will also be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018. The event is free but participants must register first.