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This month's membership meeting is Tuesday 05/22/2018 at 7:00pm.
Topic: State Record White Catfish Opportunities
Upcoming Expedition:
EXPO: Chickahominy Lake - Art Conway - Jun 2 to Jun 2

Club News

 Fishing Report - Richmond
Posted on 05/19/2018


Member Jacob Nixon caught this 16.5 lb.carp on 6 lb. fly at a local Richmond lake on 4/18/18. He was using a self-tied top water fly.




 Fishing Report - South Florida Trip
Posted on 05/19/2018


Member Andy Bagwell took a fishing trip to South Florida in April. Pictured above are some of Andy's catches: first Tarpon (80 lbs), a Peacock bass (4 lbs), a Clown Knifefish and a 37" Snook .




 2018 VAC Membership Meeting Presentation Schedule
Posted on 01/10/2018

January No meeting
February 27 VAC Future Direction Panel Discussion
March 27 Wes Hodges: Fly-fishing for Muskie and Smallmouth Bass on the New River
April 24 Fish Fry
May 22 VDGIF Biologist Chad Boyce: State Record White Catfish Opportunities
June 26 Grant Alvis: Fly-fishing for Snakeheads
July No meeting
August 28 ... (Read More)




 2018 Expeditions Schedule
Posted on 01/09/2018
February 18 Yellow Perch Trip Mike Cline Chickahominy River
March 31 Shad Trip Glenn Carter James River
April 21 Rockfish River Float Tyler Shands Rockfish River in Nelson Co.
A... (Read More)




 Chickahominy Lake Expedition Fishing Report (5/28/16)
Posted on 06/21/2016
The Virginia Anglers Club’s small but very enthusiastic expedition to Chickahominy Lake set out from Ed Allen’s Boats and Bait at 9:00 AM on Saturday (5/28/2016). 
Water temperatures were in the mid to high 70’s in the main lake in the morning, ranging into the low 80’s by early afternoon.  The lake level was about six inches above the top of the dam.  The water was moderately brown and slightly turbid in the lower lake, which is a bit less clear than is typical for this time of year.  The weather was totally clear and it was a beautiful day with relatively light winds. 

Bluegills were in loose clusters on the banks, interspersed with a scattering of other species, all of which hit a variety of small jigs on light spinning gear.  Karen Anderson, Carolyn Conway, and Art Conway released 65 bluegill, 1... (Read More)




 South River Trout Fishing Expedition Report (4/30/16)
Posted on 04/30/2016
The first VAC expedition of 2016 was to the Delayed Harvest section of the South River on April 30 to fish for trout. 11 VAC members and 2 guests made the trip to Waynesboro. The river had a good water level and flow after recent rains. This provided lots of nice deep holes, runs and riffles for the group to fish in the upper end of the DH section.
David
Trip Highlights:
  • ‚ÄčBob Brown and his guest Bill Early were schooled by a local lad in the proper bait to use to catch trout from a feeder stream of the South River. The answer? Corn! The boy had pictures on his cell phone to back up his boasting. Bob and Bill fished streamers in the hole that the boy showed them but the trout weren’t hungry after eating corn... (Read More)




 March 22 Meeting Program - Blane Chocklett Tying and Speaking
Posted on 03/13/2016

Blane Chocklett

The Virginia Anglers Club is pleased to announce that Blane Chocklett will present two programs on Tuesday, March 22. At 3:30 PM he will demonstrate tying articulated streamer flies like his Game Changer. That evening, he will give a presentation on “Fishing Around Virginia” during the VAC membership meeting.

Blane Chocklett is a full time guide and fly designer who specializes in musky, bass, trout, and stripers. He is an Umpqua Feather Merchants signature tier, he is on the TFO rod design team, and has been featured in numerous national publications such as Fly Fisherman and on shows such as Larry Dahlberg's “The Hunt for Big Fish”. Blane designed both the Gummy Minnow and Game Changer styles of flies.




 Virginia Yellow Perch Tournament - February 26 to March 13
Posted on 02/14/2016
You may notice that our tournament is longer than in the past. In an effort to increase participation we have given our tournament a wide window of opportunity. Get out there have fun and get fishing!

This tournament is open to all Resident and Non-Resident members on all waters.  In Virginia, popular spots include the Chickahominy and Mattaponi Rivers. But don’t over look Little Creek or Western Branch Reservoirs; both are citation producers 1.4 pounds or 12 inches!

Fishing is usually dependable if weather conditions co-operate. Please contact the Chairman to confirm event if weather is questionable.

We will recognize three places for heaviest weight fish and three places for highest point fish. First = 3 pts. Second = 2 pts. Third = 1 pt. These points will apply towards the annual Tournament Angler of the Year competition.
  • Each fish entered must be specified as a points entry or a weight entry, but can not q... (Read More)




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