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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 CatchAnglerSpeciesWeightLength
1/5/2005John Hunter Williams, IVBlue Catfish30 lbs.40
1/13/2005Richard WolfeYellow Perch13 1/2
2/13/2005David StrbavyBlue Catfish31 lbs.40 1/2
2/20/2005David StrbavyBlue Catfish31 lbs.40
2/22/2005Henry CarterBlue Catfish23 lbs., 06 oz.39
3/14/2005Everett CarterBlue Catfish33 lbs.41
3/18/2005Cary PeregoyBlue Catfish26 lbs.40
3/18/2005Raymond MisseriYellow Perch12 1/2
3/19/2005Sterling FortuneBlue Catfish27 lbs., 08 oz.40
3/26/2005Matthew VillanuevaBlue Catfish31 lbs.42 1/2
3/26/2005Anna VillanuevaBlue Catfish38 1/4
3/26/2005Thomas WoodwardYellow Perch12
3/30/2005William Lowry Jr.Blue Catfish38 1/2
4/2/2005Michael WilliamsBlue Catfish35 lbs., 09 oz.44 1/2
4/2/2005James WilliamsBlue Catfish39 lbs., 06 oz.48
4/2/2005Howard StatonBlue Catfish39 lbs., 14 oz.48
4/10/2005Shane CustalowBlue Catfish31 lbs.39
4/25/2005Giles UpshurBlue Catfish40 1/4
4/30/2005John SmartGar43
5/8/2005Raymond MisseriBowfin10 lbs.32
5/17/2005Marc Merkel, Jr.Blue Catfish51 lbs., 04 oz.44 1/2
5/17/2005Marc Merkel, Jr.Blue Catfish39 lbs.33
5/21/2005Thomas Pitts Jr.Blue Catfish30 lbs.39
6/1/2005Raymond MisseriSunfish1 lbs., 01 oz.
6/4/2005Matthew VillanuevaGar14 lbs., 08 oz.44
6/11/2005Freeman Walton, IIIGar43 1/4
6/11/2005Freeman Walton, IIIBlue Catfish38
6/18/2005William Sanders, Jr.Blue Catfish37 lbs., 11 oz.40
6/18/2005Michael PurksBlue Catfish36 lbs., 09 oz.
6/20/2005John Jones Sr.Gar41 1/2
6/21/2005Jordon FoxBlue Catfish40
6/28/2005Joshua MeadeBowfin12 lbs., 05 oz.33 1/4
7/3/2005Sibyl RoseBlue Catfish21 lbs.34 1/2
7/6/2005William SegrestBlue Catfish30 lbs.
7/10/2005Michael HundleyBlue Catfish34 lbs.41
7/11/2005Maurice Hubbard, Sr.Blue Catfish38
7/15/2005David HenryYellow Perch13
7/23/2005Freeman Walton, IIIBlue Catfish43 lbs.46
7/27/2005Freeman Walton, IIIBlue Catfish30 lbs.40
7/29/2005Richard WolfeChain Pickerel4 lbs., 08 oz.24 3/4
8/6/2005Peyton FlemingBlue Catfish38
8/14/2005John Hunter Williams, IVBlue Catfish33 lbs.42
9/5/2005George BelfieldGar10 lbs., 06 oz.45
9/9/2005Robert MillerBlue Catfish36 lbs.
9/9/2005James GreshamBlue Catfish38 1/2
9/9/2005John Hunter Williams, IVBlue Catfish45 lbs.45
9/9/2005John Hunter Williams, IVBlue Catfish34 lbs.42
9/22/2005Anna VillanuevaBowfin31
10/9/2005Anna VillanuevaBlue Catfish38 1/2
11/1/2005Donald Martin, Jr.Blue Catfish35 lbs.43 1/2
11/5/2005Anna VillanuevaBlue Catfish31 lbs., 08 oz.41
11/8/2005Michael FletcherChannel Catfish28 lbs.38
11/20/2005John JensenBlue Catfish38

Years Available

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