Boat fishing only is permitted at Brickyard Landing and Diascund Reservoir Park. Diascund Reservoir is provided and operated jointly by Newport News, James City County and the Division of Game and Inland Fisheries, and is open to the general public for boating access and fishing.
Fishing is aplenty at York River State Park as well. With access to the York River from Croaker Landing, there is a boat launch dock and a 360-foot fishing pier. There is also fishing available in the park on Taskinas Creek and Woodstock Pond using kayaks, canoes, paddleboats and jonboats.