Dominion Energy Riverrock will hold the festival’s first-ever fishing tournament with the ‘Monsters of the James’ challenge taking place on Saturday, May 16, at 7 a.m., in partnership with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). Registration is currently open for the catch-and-release tournament, where teams of one or two anglers will paddle kayaks or canoes in the James River at Ancarrow’s Landing to reel in catfish. The overall winners will be determined based on the cumulative length of a team’s three largest catfish.
“Dominion Energy Riverrock is a celebration of the James River and all the adventure opportunities it provides in Richmond, so it makes perfect sense to bring this new challenge to the festival,” said Megan Schultz, Director of Events for Sports Backers. “The kayak and paddle events in the James are always popular with participants and spectators and the anglers taking part will bring even more excitement