2022 Club Update
We are very excited to be back for another year of fun and fellowship. Our membership meeting was a great success. It was good to see all of your smiling faces!! We have our fist dock party scheduled. The first ever, Full Moon Party!! Check out the Calendar for more info.
Our HOFNOD trip is scheduled for June 21st. We have 171 kids signed up. They are very excited about this event. A huge thank you to all who have volunteered. We have 42 members of the Va Beach Sherrif’s office, 6 school teachers, 14 EMT’s, and 20 club members who have signed up to help. In addition, Commonwealth Challenge will be sending us 21 cadets and 3 group leaders to help out. This is going to be a great trip! Keep an eye out for pics from the event!
Red White and Blue
This trip is scheduled for July 23rd. We are looking for more volunteers. If you are interested please let Mac McBride know and he will put you to work. We are also looking for sponsors so if you have a business or know of one that might like to get involved you can get with Frank Wilson and he can get you more details.
The Fishing Frenzy is ON!!
As always, this is a members only tounament. Annual Dues will remain at $150 per member, which includes your spouse and family. Remember, in addition to billfish and the pelagic species, the Fishing Frenzy has been expanded to include inshore species cobia, flounder and striped bass giving you more chances to win a trophy or two! There are also awards for the top boat in three size divisions and the top male, female and junior anglers. We handed out some great awards at the spring membership meeting. Be sure to register your catches to be entered and win yours this year.
Phil Teague, Sr. – Top Male Angler / Linda Nolasco – VP
Board of Directors
Mike Harrison will serve as President for 2021 with Linda Nolasco as Vice-President. We have openings on the board. Think it over and let us know if you are interested in helping out.
Mike Harrison, President
Input from our Members
This club solely operates because of our members. Without you we cease to exist. We would love to hear from you about your ideas for the club. If you have fresh ideas please let us know. We want this club to be the best fishing club in VA! With your help we can be! Bring your friends and family and lets grow together!!
The purpose of the Virginia Beach Bluewater Fishing Club is to promote offshore sportfishing and the conservation of pelagic fish species. The VBBFC promotes safety, sportsmanship, education, fellowship and entertainment of its members and interested members of our community. We conduct general meetings with topics that include: fishing techniques, conservation, political interests and open forums on current issues such as species stock assessments, fisheries management and local actions effecting pelagic sportfishing. Of course our top notch member Captains, Mates and Anglers are always ready to swap stories, provide demonstrations, and share fishing advice. The Annual Membership Meetings are open to prospective members and on occasion are open to all when important topics are to be presented by guest speakers.
In addition to the membership meeting the VBBFC has several dock parties during the fishing season which are open to members and prospective members. We have eats and drinks and live music at some great locations around the water.
The VBBFC conducts an annual season long fishing tournament for the members called the Fishing Frenzy. The tournament promotes the safe release of all billfish, ethical fishing practices and the development of junior anglers. Awards are presented at the Spring Membership meeting.
VBBFC is very active in supporting local youth drug and alcohol abuse prevention. The foundation has instituted the Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs program (HOF-NOD). The foundation raises funds for the HOF-NOD program by conducting the Annual Oyster Roast. Tickets to the Oyster Roast are sold in the local community and funds are raised through ticket sales, raffles and silent auctions during this not-to-be-missed event.
If you are interested in becoming a member of VBBFC or would like more information, visit our Membership Links!