Fishing at Dominion Energy Riverrock

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Sunday, May 16, 2021

This new event will have you hooked!

Spend this year’s Dominion Energy Riverrock weekend casting & catching with the Department of Wildlife Resources at the Fish the James Virtual Tournament! Grab your gear & hit the water as you try to catch catfish, bass, or sunfish.

More Information

Competition Details

Snap a photo of your catch, family/friends, or fishing spot with the date of your catch and share your images using the hashtags #fishthejames and #RockTheOutdoors and tag DWR and Dominion Energy Riverrock on Instagram (@virginiawildlife & @riverrockrva) or Facebook (@virginiadwr & @riverrockrva).


  • This tournament is open for paddle and shoreline angling along the public waters of the James River in Virginia, from the confluence of Cowpasture and Jackson Rivers to Hampton, Virginia.
  • This is a catch & release tournament. All catches MUST be released.
  • All ages are welcome in this virtual tournament.
  • Participants over the age of 16 must have a current fishing license – to purchase or renew your license and learn more, head to our website at

Prize Categories

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • The Reel Deal – catch a catfish, bass, and sunfish species. Your photo submission must include the date.
  • Best angling location/background
  • Family photo
  • Share your squad
  • Longest/shortest catch for each species – catfish, bass, and sunfish. Your photo submission must include a measuring device.

Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Richmond non-profits Sports Backers & Venture Richmond, began in 2009 & is now the nation's premier outdoor sports & lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, & even dogs to Brown’s Island & Historic Tredegar for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. The festival was designed to promote Richmond’s unique riverfront, downtown trails & whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts. As a result of the creation of Dominion Riverrock, there is a stronger appreciation for the value of outdoor recreation throughout the entire Richmond region. 

Sports Backers Venture Richmond

Help Us Maintain Our World Class Trail System

The James River Park System & the Richmond Riverfront is an extremely important asset to Richmond. Please consider a donation to benefit the James River Park System & Richmond Riverfront. Your gift will help maintain, improve & enhance the James River Park System trails & riverfront. This nationally acclaimed trail system would not be what it is today without the hard work of countless volunteers throughout the year & it is donations like yours that make this work possible. 2019 Dominion Energy Riverrock donations supported two important projects taking place in our Park System & around our Riverfront: rehabbing the Maymont ramp on the North Bank Trail by the James River Park System staff (completed November 2019) & a universal access ramp at Huguenot Flatwater through the James River Outdoor Coalition’s efforts.


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