At the last General Membership meeting held on March 1 2018, drawings were held to fill the 2018 fall VBAC surf tournament teams.
Fall Surf Fishing Teams announced!
Congratulations to club members selected to fill the teams.
Click here to view VBAC Surf Teams!
Donít forget to pay your 2018 membership at the next scheduled meeting if you haven't already done so. There are dozens of benefits to each membership and they must be paid in order to be able to take advantage of any club sponsored event.
SURF FISHING COMMITTEE FOR 2018
The following club members have agreed to serve on the 2018 Surf Fishing Committee:
Robbie Parks Ė Chairman
New for 2018:
The Surf Fishing Committee recommended and the Board of Directors approved allowing the winner of the Spring and Fall Intra-Club surf fishing tournaments a chance to be on a surf fishing team of their choice the following year. They must be in good standing (dues paid) and must have fulfilled the service to the Club requirement. They must declare which tournament team they wish be on prior to the drawing for the Ocracoke Tournament the following year. Make your plans now for these tournaments. The dates are in your 2018 VBAC calendar (May 19th & September 15th).
Thanks to all of you who participated on the teams in 2017!
We will be drawing the names for the 2018 Ocracoke Team at the February club meeting and the names for the fall tournaments at the March club meeting. Registration forms will be in the news letters and I will have forms at the meetings.
Click here for end of 2017 Summary!
Seton Youth Fishing Day
The VBAC Seton Youth Fishing Day is scheduled for June 23, 2018. Volunteers for the event will be in high demand. The club will need as many volunteers as possible to assist with helping the kids and mentors on the boat. The club will take all the kids and mentors out for a half-day of fishing aboard the Judith Anne head boat. Trip details will be provided at a later date.
2017/2018 Fish of the Month Competition
The Fish of the Month competition is open to all members. One fish will be designated each month as the 'fish of the month'. The 'longest' fish measured in that species for the month will win a $30 cash prize from the club. The competition will run March through December of 2017. The 2018 species will be selected at our March meeting.
There are only a couple of basic rules:
1- The competition is based on the fishes total length. (There is no minimum length requirement to win).
2- Your fish must have a photo with its verified length visible in the picture via a ruler or tape measure behind the fish. (Please note: Take multiple pictures so you can have one of the fishes length and one of you holding your catch!)
3- You must submit the photo(s) along with a short caption about your fishing experience for the newsletter.
4- The fish must meet the general requirements of the club prize fish contest.
VBAC Sponsored Tautog trip!
VBAC Sponsored Tautog Trip is scheduled for January 20, 2018. The club is subsidizing half of the cost of a tautog trip for 8 aboard the Ocean Pearl. To be eligible for the trip, you must have your 2017 membership dues paid up to date. The first 8 who are selected will go fishing and the remaining people will be placed on an alternates list and refunded their money. Please contact Rich Maguire (619-4851) if you have any questions.
2018 Lead Pouring Event!
Michael Anderson is organizing a VBAC lead pouring event for this spring. To prepare ourselves, Mike needs to know what type and size of weights or jig heads you would like to make or have. The club will be acquiring lead molds and will prepare accordingly to your requests.
Our current stock includes: Bank, Pyramid, River Bank, Egg, Bass Casting and a variety of Jig Head molds.
Michael Anderson: Phone: (757) 481-1296
Call him for any information or requests regarding the lead pouring. If you are unsure of your needs, don't hesitate to call Mike.
Also, if you have any lead, please inform him so we can make arrangements to pick it up and have it ready for the event.
A new venue, centrally located in Virginia Beach was the ticket to a great Oyster Roast. One of the best turnouts that we've had in a while for this years event. Jerry Mariano and the crew put together a great spread of food including sausages and peppers, hotdogs and hamburgers. There were more oysters this year than we could eat and a few of us were stuffed after putting them all down. Sides and desserts were brought by the members and guests who came out to enjoy the festivities. As always; there was a lot of friendly chatter. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the new members in the club. For anyone who missed out, make sure you check your calendar and circle the date for next years event. We hope to be back at the Brock Center in 2018.
2018 Awards Banquet
The 2018 Awards banquet will be held on February 24, 2018. The banquet will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church, 621 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach. Please watch the news letter for more information.