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Special Event Awards

The Virginia Angler Recognition Program periodically sponsors special events as a way of providing trophy fish anglers with new fishing challenges. Most special events sponsored by the Angler Recognition Program are intended to provide opportunities for individual anglers to challenge themselves and their own fishing skills.

The events, such as the Trophy Fish Challenge or the James River Fishing Challenge, are often run in conjunction with other programs. The James River Fishing Challenge, for instance, is a special event intended to help recognize and celebrate James River Days, a calendar of events on and about the James River. The Trophy Fish Challenge helps celebrate National Fishing Week. Special event pins are awarded to all individuals who accomplish the challenges of the special events.