Winchester Chapter of the 
Izaak Walton League


Members of the Winchester Chapter of the Izaak Walton have the privilege to use and enjoy Ernie Neff lake.   The lake is named for our past president, who was a community leader and had a true love for fishing and conservation.

The Lake and Conservation committee is dedicated to the improvement and maintenance of the lake,  Chapter forests, trails and campground.  Getting involved is a great family activity that can bring people together for an amazing stewardship experience.


Our Lake is home to...

BASS


CRAPPIE


TROUT


CATFISH


LAKE NEFF WALL OF FAME

Lake Neff is open to area youth groups!

The Winchester Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is non-profit organization dedicated to getting
youth into the outdoors. Our lake is available to youth organizations for a fun outing. There are shelters with grills on the lake. 

We are happy to coordinate with your group for a youth fishing activity. We can provide loaner fishing equipment and a volunteer (or 2) to assist with the event.  



For every picture we have in our wall of fame, there are hundreds of pictures of youth just excited to catch fish!!!




Members Only Special Events

We also have members only special events at the lake. Our members only events are open only to members and their guests. Our fishing events are designed to be casual, family friendly and relaxing.



Have you seen the big fish? Large fish are a common sight but also impossible to catch because they are herbivores. These fish include grass carp, common carp and Koi. They provide an essential function of eating weeds (which means they don't eat worms!). They often swim together in synchronicity and are an amazing to watch!



Upcoming events

No events available

Past events

Friday, September 10, 2021 Shawnee District BSA Fall Camporee
Friday, September 10, 2021 Shawnee District BSA Fall Camporee LAKE, TRAILS
Saturday, September 04, 2021 POSTPONED - Chapter Family Fun Day
Saturday, August 28, 2021 Cub Scout Fishing Day
Saturday, April 24, 2021 Mike Mercer Memorial Kid's Fishing Derby
Monday, April 19, 2021 LAKE NEFF CLOSED - Stocking for Kid's Fishing Derby
Saturday, March 20, 2021 Opening Day 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 LAKE NEFF CLOSED - Stocking for Opening Day Event
Saturday, March 13, 2021 Chapter Work Day (PM SHIFT)
Saturday, March 13, 2021 Chapter Work Day (AM Shift)
Thursday, February 11, 2021 Lake and Conservation Meeting
Saturday, November 07, 2020 Chapter Work Day
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Panfish Wrangle
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Lake Work Day

ABOUT ASSOCIATION

The Winchester Chapter of the Izaak Walton is here to bring our community together to experience, enjoy, and positively impact the great outdoors in our area.

Visit the National Chapter Site at:

https://www.iwla.org/


CONTACTS

info@winchester-iwla.org

540-662-2976 (voice message)

Address:

2863 Millwood Pike Winchester, VA 22602

Mailing: PO Box 2955 Winchester, VA 22604

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