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Due to exceptionally dry conditions, the Department of Wildlife Resources has implemented a complete ban on any open burning (e.g., campfires, grills) on all DWR properties west of Interstate 95, effective immediately and lasting until further notice.

Fish Citations

To view citations by species and body of water from 2020 to present day. Visit the Go Outdoors Virginia: Angler Recognition Program website. In the bottom left corner under “Trophy Catch Submissions” you can click to “view all” awarded citations.


Date of CatchAnglerWaterbodyWeightLength
4/12/2016Lee Luther Jr.James River20 lbs., 1 oz.34 3/4
4/24/2016Gary WeinerPrivate Pond48 lbs.42
4/29/2016Michael PettyNew River25 lbs.36
5/1/2016Mark RichardsPotomac River22 lbs., 3 oz.35 1/2
5/3/2016Josh DolinJames River22 lbs., 6 oz.
5/12/2016Paul CheekNew River36 1/2
5/13/2016James BrasellPrivate Pond50 lbs.45
5/14/2016Randall AlfordClaytor Lake20 lbs.32 1/2
5/14/2016Tony PhippsNew River20 lbs., 9 oz.34 1/2
5/16/2016Paul CheekNew River37
5/17/2016Seneca LutherJames River22 lbs.35
5/18/2016Christopher WellsPotomac River36 lbs., 12 oz.37 1/2
5/21/2016Gary HarmonClaytor Lake37
5/26/2016Stephen MiklandricClaytor Lake21 lbs., 1 oz.35 1/2
5/26/2016Stephen MiklandricClaytor Lake20 lbs., 7 oz.34 1/2
5/27/2016Stephen MiklandricClaytor Lake36 lbs., 4 oz.37
5/27/2016Bradley OrndorffNorth Fork Shenandoah River41 lbs., 8 oz.40
5/29/2016Stephen MiklandricClaytor Lake20 lbs., 1 oz.34 3/4
6/1/2016Josh DolinJames River22 lbs., 4 oz.
6/4/2016Laden HoustonClaytor Lake23 lbs.34
6/6/2016Billy TurpinClaytor Lake23 lbs.35 1/4
6/11/2016Billy TurpinClaytor Lake33 lbs., 2 oz.34 1/2
6/11/2016Eddie TurpinClaytor Lake25 lbs., 4 oz.34 1/4
6/15/2016Grant AlvisJames River20 lbs., 2 oz.33 1/2
6/16/2016Bryant FranklinChickahominy River38
6/18/2016Kerri Cooper-BaileyClaytor Lake21 lbs., 1 oz.32 1/2
7/28/2016Benjamin RileyPrivate Pond29 lbs.40 1/4
8/5/2016Neil QuinceShenandoah River21 lbs., 3 oz.34 1/2
8/12/2016Newton WardPrivate Pond37
8/16/2016Portor HollonPrivate Pond25 lbs.36
9/9/2016Sidney BeardChickahominy River34
9/9/2016Andrew HeadChickahominy River40
9/11/2016John CubbageSouth Fork Shenandoah River23 lbs., 10 oz.36
9/22/2016Richmond McDaniel, Sr.Private Pond36 1/2
9/25/2016Stephen Cromer, JrClaytor Lake40
9/25/2016Stephen Cromer, JrClaytor Lake40
9/25/2016Seneca LutherJames River18 lbs., 9 oz.34 1/4
10/5/2016Alan HarringtonNorth Fork Holston River34 1/2
11/11/2016Kenneth WardPrivate Pond37
11/27/2016Michael EverettOccoquan Reservoir20 lbs.36

Years Available

Note: posting of data for the current year is delayed by 3 months.