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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
1/6/2008Charles GentryClaytor Lake19 lbs., 02 oz.42
1/6/2008James Chadwick IINew River24 lbs.46
1/11/2008Matt GillispieNew River40 1/4
1/26/2008M. Russell SaundersNew River44
1/29/2008Robert CrowlNew River23 lbs., 07 oz.45
1/30/2008Cliff SongerNew River15 lbs., 05 oz.40 1/4
2/3/2008Matt GillispieNew River45
2/11/2008Edward LawtonNew River16 lbs.40
2/18/2008Taylor LinkousNew River17 lbs.41
2/21/2008Taylor LinkousNew River21 lbs.44
2/23/2008Matt GillispieNew River42 3/4
2/24/2008Ron LordenNew River23 lbs.44
3/2/2008Ron LordenNew River19 lbs.42 1/2
3/7/2008N. Scott MeyerhofferNew River43
3/11/2008Jesse Saunders Jr.Smith Mountain Lake17 lbs., 06 oz.40 1/2
3/13/2008Michael FunkhouserShenandoah River28 lbs.45
3/14/2008Terry MartinJames River40
3/14/2008Terry MartinJames River48 1/2
3/27/2008Jeffrey ShellLake Shenandoah15 lbs., 08 oz.40 1/2
4/5/2008Jack LeeNew River17 lbs., 08 oz.40 1/2
4/8/2008Rickey LovePrivate Pond41 1/2
4/18/2008James PlasterBurke Lake18 lbs.40
4/18/2008Jeffrey ShellLake Shenandoah15 lbs., 08 oz.40 1/4
4/26/2008Basil Harper, Jr.New River40
5/17/2008Christopher RhoadesNew River18 lbs.40
5/24/2008William RhoadesNew River22 lbs.40
5/24/2008Christopher RhoadesNew River20 lbs.42
5/29/2008Henry HooverNew River20 lbs.40
6/8/2008Matthew ClickNew River16 lbs., 04 oz.40
6/8/2008Edward LawtonNew River15 lbs.40
6/13/2008Edward LawtonNew River22 lbs.43
6/14/2008Theresa PerdueSmith Mountain Lake23 lbs., 13 oz.43
6/18/2008Christopher RhoadesNew River18 lbs.40
6/23/2008Lacy Johnston, Jr.New River21 lbs.43
6/28/2008Christopher RhoadesNew River18 lbs.
6/28/2008William HainesNew River29 lbs., 09 oz.45
6/29/2008William HainesNew River30 lbs., 09 oz.46 1/2
7/4/2008Jonathan BrooksCowpasture River20 lbs.45
7/12/2008Frederick Blevins, Jr.New River41
7/13/2008Elizabeth ClickNew River21 lbs., 10 oz.45
7/21/2008Gary WilcherCowpasture River19 lbs., 04 oz.42 1/4
7/30/2008Don EhlersSouth Fork Shenandoah River40
8/7/2008William HainesNew River18 lbs., 13 oz.42 1/2
8/9/2008Armando MineiroJames River41 1/2
8/9/2008Armando MineiroJames River43
8/10/2008Mitchell DowdyNew River39 lbs.51
8/12/2008Mark Dalton, Jr.James River18 lbs., 08 oz.43
8/14/2008Justin PattersonJames River40 1/2
8/17/2008Mitchell DowdyNew River42
8/23/2008Mitchell DowdyNew River43 3/4
8/23/2008Joe Burwell, Sr.James River15 lbs.40
8/27/2008Capt. Forest PressnellNew River25 lbs.46
8/27/2008Robert Nicely, Jr.James River17 lbs., 10 oz.43 3/4
8/31/2008Michael ArmstrongHungry Mother Lake20 lbs.40
8/31/2008Ron LordenNew River23 lbs., 3 oz.45 1/2
9/1/2008Terry Cox, Jr.James River15 lbs., 08 oz.40 1/2
9/3/2008Robert Nicely, Jr.James River21 lbs., 14 oz.46 1/4
9/18/2008Robert BelcherNew River18 lbs.41
9/22/2008Mark FergusonJames River19 lbs., 03 oz.42
9/27/2008Daniel CoughlinShenandoah River42
10/2/2008Wally HeinzelmannNew River43
10/11/2008Mitchell DowdyNew River37 lbs.49 1/2
10/15/2008Frederick Blevins, Jr.New River40 1/2
10/17/2008Chad LinkousNew River25 lbs., 08 oz.47 1/2
10/18/2008Robert SuddarthNew River50
10/18/2008Armando MineiroJames River34 lbs.49 1/4
11/6/2008Michael ColemanNew River41
11/13/2008Justin PattersonJames River41 1/4
11/22/2008Ron LordenNew River21 lbs., 12 oz.44 1/2
11/28/2008Michael PendletonSmith Mountain Lake25 lbs.40
12/13/2008Timothy AustinClaytor Lake44
12/20/2008David WilliamsShenandoah River17 lbs.40
12/22/2008Stephen DaltonClaytor Lake20 lbs.43
12/25/2008Daniel CoughlinShenandoah River45
12/29/2008Ronnie DaltonClaytor Lake23 lbs., 08 oz.42

Years Available

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