Pigg River


Stream Category: Put and Take Class – A

Wild Trout: None

Stocked Trout: Rainbow and Brook Trout

Other Species of Note: None


Dry Flies: Adams, Caddis, 

Nymphs: Stone Flies, Pheasant Tail, Prince, Hares, Midges, Mop Flies, and Squirmmy Wormies

Streamers: Kreelex, Minnow Patterns 

Waders: Yes

Net: Yes

Casting: Overhead, Tuck, and Roll.



I guess the Pigg River is the one way for Franklin County and VDGIF to apologize to it citizens over Runnett’s Bag Run. These two creeks are polar opposities; while the other is literally the worse stream I have laid my eyes on, the Pigg might be the most well maintained streams I have ever seen. 


The stocked section of the Pigg River runs through Waid Recreation Park, near Rocky Mount. Other than it being a Put and Take area, I cannot in good conscious say anything bad about this stream. 


The Pigg is a freestone/sand river that is a Euro Nympher’s dream come true. Usually where I find trout in the Pigg is located in deep, fast moving holes, or through the riffles. It is the perfect spot for a long nymph rod, controlling the nymphs height and how fast it runs through the holes is crucial. 

But for those that like to streamer fish or dry fly I am almost certain the Pigg will accommodate you as well. I have observed several fish rising to flies, and lets be honest if a spin caster does well so will a streamer fisherman. 


Additional Notes: 

Please be mindful of how beautiful this area is, keep it clean. There is more than ample parking. Also be mindful of others using the park; there are several lacrosse and soccer fields here, not to mention runners that use the fishing trails. 



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