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There is no membership meeting this month.
Upcoming Tournament:
VA/NC Striped Bass - Dec. 13 - 31

Club News

 The Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake
Posted on 10/10/2014
This first-ever analysis released by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is fully implemented.
The peer-reviewed report, produced by economist Spencer Phillips and CBF Senior Scientist Dr. Beth McGee, compares the value of those benefits in 2009, the year before the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint began being implemented, to the benefits that can be expected as a result of fully implementing the Blueprint.

Read the Full Report

 Pony Pasture Wade – Fun Fishing Outing (June 28)
Posted on 06/12/2014
Meet at the Pony Pasture parking lot for a morning of wade fishing. Light tackle fishing for sunfish and bass, or fly fishing, or cat fishing. Whatever your passion is. Closed toes shoes are best for wading (old tennis shoes are best). Don’t bring anything that can’t get wet. Pony Pasture offers pretty good fishing early in the morning, but as it gets into the late morning, people start to show up in droves. We’ll get in at 6:00 AM, get out at 11:00 AM and possibly grab a bite to eat
afterwards so bring a change of clothes.
Questions: Contact Mike Ostrander, (804) 938-2350 or

 Tournament Results: Hickory Shad & White Perch (April 5 & 6)
Posted on 04/12/2014
Congratulations to the below winners of the Kelly Stafford Memorial:

  • 1st - Buddy Noland        2 lb. –   0 oz.  2# Spin   227 Points
  • 2nd - Parks Rountrey     1 lb. – 13 oz.  2# Spin   205 Points
  • 3rd - Bob Brown             1 lb. -  12 oz.  2# Spin   198 Points
  • 1st - Glenn Carter           2 lb. –  8 oz.
  • 2nd - Stuart Lee                2 lb. –  6 oz.
  • 3rd - Robbie Robinson   1 lb. - 13 oz.

 April Program: Capt. Gary Dubiel Fishing for Drum with Light Tackle
Posted on 03/12/2014
Captain Gary Dubiel lives in Oriental, NC and operates the Spec Fever Guide Service, a year round light tackle and fly fishing guide service out of Oriental, New Bern and the Crystal Coast.  He will speak in April on how to fish for red drum with light tackle.  Complete information on his guide service is found in the March issue of The Angler.

 Tournament Results: Yellow Perch (March 8 & 9)
Posted on 03/12/2014
The results of the Yellow Perch Tournament are as follows:

  • 1st.  Robbie Robinson - 7 oz.
  • 2nd, Gary Breen - 6 oz.
  • 3rd,  Mike Cline - 5 oz.
  • 1st. Mike Cline (only points entry)  9 oz. on 2# plug - 148 points.

 Reminder: Members Must Submit Individual Requests for Major VAC Awards
Posted on 02/12/2014
The task of tracking, collecting and submitting catch data qualifying a Member for Division Experts, Angler Ratings, and all Angler Of The Year Awards is the individual responsibility of each Member of the VAC.   The Angling Rules Committee does not perform this function.   The annual weight and points Species awards are based on cards submitted as are the Division and President Awards and the Angling Rules Committee takes care of awarding these awards.

When you have caught all of the fish necessary to qualify for and wish to be recognized for the above underlined awards, please enter the qualifying catch data on the form titled “Angler Entry Sheet” printable from the Angling Rules Section of the VAC Web Site.   Be sure to indicate for which award that catch data is submitted.  Submit the completed form to the Angling Rules Committee, Stuart Lee Chairman.

The Angling Rules Committee will verify your submission... (Read More)

 Annual Awards Banquet - Lucky for Some
Posted on 02/12/2014
A smaller-than-usual group of Members of the VAC and their guest met at Sam Miller’s Restaurant in the Shockoe Bottom on Saturday evening, January 25th.  Thanks to the organizational skills of first time Banquet Chairman Gary Green, the banquet went off without a hitch, in spite of the fact that Gary and wife Karen were unexpectedly summoned to North Carolina and could not attend the Banquet.  

The Luck of the Irish must have been with Bob and Leah O’Shepherd who, between them, won BOTH the Bill Gallasch and the Capt. Ronnie Sides shadow boxes.  As far as can be determined, this was the first time in memory that both boxes went to the same family.  Lame Duck President Glenn Carter took home the coveted Gyotaku framed print of a red drum created by Rob Choi.  Fred Murray was the final winner taking the rod and reel combo generously donated by Green Top.  The Raffle returned $314 to the VAC General Fund.  Thanks to all who par... (Read More)

 Scale Certification Starts at February Membership Meeting
Posted on 02/01/2014
Scale certification will be offered for the first time at the February 25th VAC Membership Meeting, the first Membership Meeting of 2014.  Please check out the following hints to make the Weigh Masters’ job as easy as it can be.

Remember the following scale preparation pointers:
  • Be sure your scales are operating freely and free of rust.
  • Clean the outside of the barrel so certification stickers will adhere
  • Gather your scales together in one or two Zip Lock type bags.
  • Write your name on the outside of the bag.
  • Leave your bagged scales on the certification team’s table.  

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