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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
1/9/2019William IsomNew River26 lbs.45 1/4
2/2/2019Gregory RifeNew River41
2/2/2019Dustin BlackSmith Mountain Lake20 lbs.42
2/3/2019Don CrookJames River46 1/2
2/3/2019Peter NetlandShenandoah River41
2/5/2019Wyatt BoyleNew River18 lbs., 10 oz.43
2/6/2019Don CrookJames River42 1/2
2/16/2019Aaron BallJames River45
2/16/2019Bob HummerNew River28 lbs.46 3/4
2/17/2019John Huckstep IVJames River41 1/2
3/9/2019Scott FrazierNew River46
3/17/2019Greg SowderNew River42
3/20/2019Karen WadeJames River24 lbs., 4 oz.45
3/29/2019Alvin GillespieNew River40 1/2
5/4/2019Hailey HainesNew River48
5/12/2019Stephen AustinNew River47 1/2
5/14/2019Isaac Lusk All Other Waters19 lbs., 3 oz.41 1/4
6/3/2019Evan BryantJames River42
6/4/2019Lynwood PhillipsJames River46 1/2
6/15/2019Britton TranJames River40
6/18/2019Charles WayShenandoah River42
6/18/2019Logan AdkinsJames River25 lbs.42
7/1/2019Eric WilkinsHungry Mother Lake42
7/2/2019Casey RhoadesNew River40
7/18/2019Matthew HaneyNew River44 1/4
7/20/2019Kevin HaynesShenandoah River43
7/20/2019Christopher WolfordNew River17 lbs.41
7/27/2019Scott JarrettNew River43
7/27/2019Scott ArmisteadJames River25 lbs.44
7/27/2019Tony ShepheardNew River17 lbs.42 1/4
8/10/2019Justin WeisJames River42
8/12/2019Bradford StarkeyRural Retreat Lake12 lbs., 11 oz.40
8/13/2019Bradford StarkeyRural Retreat Lake17 lbs., 2 oz.43
8/24/2019Benton BoydNew River40
8/28/2019Tony PhippsNew River17 lbs., 12 oz.40 1/2
9/4/2019Curtis HicksJames River40
9/6/2019Todd PickettJames River22 lbs., 11 oz.45
9/8/2019Colby HudsonJames River17 lbs.42
9/14/2019Tony PhippsNew River27 lbs., 2 oz.40
9/16/2019Tony PhippsNew River24 lbs., 1 oz.44
9/20/2019Mark FrazierJames River48
10/15/2019Steven RingleyJackson River20 lbs., 04 oz.42
10/26/2019Michael MarshallRoanoke River21 lbs., 8 oz.41
11/18/2019Ronnie LindseyClaytor Lake44
11/19/2019Aaron BallJames River41 3/4
12/7/2019Alan HarringtonHungry Mother Lake21 lbs., 2 oz.45

Years Available

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