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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
1/4/2002Edward LawtonNew River17 lbs.41
1/14/2002Cliff SongerNew River18 lbs., 04 oz.42
1/21/2002Edward LawtonNew River22 lbs., 08 oz.43 1/2
1/29/2002Michael CromerNew River15 lbs.40
2/2/2002Edward LawtonNew River19 lbs.43
2/9/2002Brandon SmithNew River40
2/12/2002Jeffrey ConleyNew River20 lbs., 04 oz.44
2/12/2002William KingNew River24 lbs., 07 oz.45
2/12/2002Cliff SongerNew River17 lbs., 08 oz.42 1/4
2/25/2002Edward LawtonNew River16 lbs.40 1/2
3/8/2002Steve WoodroofSmith Mountain Lake34 lbs., 08 oz.48
3/8/2002David DardenNew River42 1/4
4/5/2002Billy ThompsonNew River26 lbs., 07 oz.44
4/14/2002Fonda Seward, Jr.Smith Mountain Lake21 lbs., 03 oz.
5/12/2002Johnathan WeddleNew River43
5/21/2002Edward LawtonNew River18 lbs., 08 oz.42
6/7/2002Kevin StatonJames River25 lbs.45
6/7/2002Todd PitsenbergerJames River40
6/10/2002Kimberly WilsonNew River28 lbs.47
6/11/2002Jeffrey ConleyNew River16 lbs.41
6/16/2002William RhoadesNew River25 lbs.47
6/28/2002Jeffrey ConleyNew River16 lbs., 15 oz.41 1/2
6/28/2002Philip MabeNew River35 lbs.48 1/2
7/3/2002Carles ArnoldNew River18 lbs., 04 oz.
7/3/2002William HainesNew River21 lbs., 02 oz.41 1/2
7/5/2002Darren RaderNew River18 lbs., 04 oz.44
7/21/2002Gary HancockRural Retreat Lake40 1/2
7/26/2002Don ThomsonCowpasture River16 lbs., 12 oz.
8/16/2002Paul BranhamFlannagan Reservoir26 lbs., 05 oz.48
8/18/2002Carlos CastroBurke Lake24 lbs., 04 oz.44
8/23/2002Timothy ClemonsNew River31 lbs.47
8/24/2002Warren Lee Kuser Jr.Shenandoah River20 lbs.40
8/31/2002Charles Toney, IINew River15 lbs.42
9/12/2002Gary HowellNew River17 lbs., 15 oz.43 1/2
9/14/2002Franklin WidnerRural Retreat Lake21 lbs., 12 oz.45
10/9/2002Ronald SmithBurke Lake16 lbs., 03 oz.40
10/10/2002Jeffrey ConleyNew River19 lbs.42
10/21/2002Jeffrey ConleyNew River19 lbs., 08 oz.41
11/3/2002Joseph FowlerRural Retreat Lake41
11/12/2002Joseph FowlerRural Retreat Lake45
11/18/2002Joseph Lang Jr.Western Branch Reservoir31 lbs., 03 oz.48
11/20/2002Cliff SongerNew River21 lbs., 14 oz.43 1/4
11/21/2002Joseph FowlerRural Retreat Lake40 1/4
12/2/2002Glenn GardnerNew River31 lbs.48 1/2
12/27/2002George Witten Jr.New River18 lbs., 02 oz.40 1/2

Years Available

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