2019 Little Island Spring Open
Surf Series Qualifying Event Summary
18 May 2019
VBAC Fishing Roulette - Fish selected!
At the March 7th meeting, 34 participants signed up for the 2019 Fishing Roulette. The VBAC Fishing Roulette is much like a calcutta (a side wager) paid by angler’s club members to compete for a little cash. Five fish were selected by the spin of the fish roulette wheel: Spadefish, Bluefish, Bowfin, Flounder and Yellow Perch. The heaviest fish of these five species selected will win about $136 each for 2019. The roulette winner is only eligible for those who signed up and paid before the wheel was spun at the March meeting. As of the March 7th meeting, None of these fish have been submitted to the club.
Any fish caught from 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2019 will qualify. Only the heaviest fish in each category will win. Must have paid by March 7th meeting. You are required to submit your entry via the clubs standard Prize Fish form. Prize Fish/Roulette entries can be submitted in hand or by mail to the Virginia Beach Angler's Club Prize Fish Committee. Anglers are expected to have a picture of the fish; it will also qualify you for the recently revamped club fishing photo contest. A table of the current leaders will be kept up to date and posted in each newsletter. For any questions or concerns regarding the Roulette or Prize Fish contest, please see Kelly Hoggard at one of the meetings.
Fall Surf Teams selected!
At the 7 March 2019 General Membership meeting, we drew for the eight Fall 2019 Fall Surf Fishing Teams.
These results are posted in “Tournaments” section of our website. Results will also be posted in the April edition of VBAC’s Tight Lines newsletter.
Congratulations to all and stay tuned for further information on Club-level Tournament Team Meetings.
The VBAC point of contact for Fall Surf Fishing Tournament Team inquiries is as follows:
John T.H. Germanos
Chairman, VBAC Surf Fishing Committee
Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program
Celebrating 60 Years!
At the recent Awards Banquet held on February 16th, all attendees were treated to a Virginia Beach Angler’s Club 60th Anniversary commemorative mug. Additional mugs are available to club members. If you were unable to attend the dinner (you missed a good one) those members may pick up their mug from Patty Searby only at the March General Membership meeting. Thereafter, the mugs will be on sale for $15.00 beginning at the April meeting (anyone who received a mug at the banquet and wishes to purchase additional mugs, please see Patty).
2019 Club photo contest!
The Board of Directors and the Prize Fish Committee have refreshed and updated a photo contest open to all club members. For 2019 and beyond, a $50 cash prize will be awarded to the club member who submits the winning photo. For the club fishing roulette and monthly prize fish submissions, a photo of the angler, with his/her catch, is desired. All other roulette rules remain unchanged. A committee, comprised of Board members, will evaluate all photo submissions and select a winning photo.