Virginia Angler Recognition Program

Technical issues with the Agency computer conversion are delaying all trophy fish awards, including Angler of the Month awards. We apologize for this delay in service, and will strive to expedite the issuance of all trophy awards as soon as our technical issues are resolved.

On the average, Virginia anglers measure up over 6,000 trophy-size freshwater fish annually. Their accomplishments are recognized by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries through the Virginia Angler Recognition Program (VARP). Since 1963, when the program began, over 250,000 trophy fish awards have been issued.


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