Category: Angling News

Virginia’s new state record swordfish is now official!

A 466-pound swordfish, caught on August 16, 2019 by Tony Gower Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record by the Director of Virginia’s Saltwater Fishing Tournament.  Gower’s catch surpassed the existing record of 446-pounds, caught in October 2012, by Joseph T. Harris, of Virginia Beach. Gower made the …

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Late Summer Fishing Action Hot! Changing Regs For Striper Season On The Way

Starting next month, throughout the fall and winter we will publish the fishing reports biweekly.  But be sure and check in more often, because we will post breaking news and trophy fish reports as soon as they come in. With a watchful eye on tropical developments to the southeast, local anglers continue to enjoy the …

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46th Annual White Marlin Open Winners

Ocean City, MD – For the first time in White Marlin Open history there is a two-time champion. Tommy Hinkle’s day 4 catch of 79.5 pounds earned the Ocean City resident a pay day of $1.46 million. Hinkle also won the event in 2008 with a catch of 81 pounds. Chasin’ Tail from Virginia Beach …

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Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament Results

21 boats fished the Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament. 109 billfish were released. 15 blue marlin, 87 white marlin and 7 spearfish. RESULTS 1st place tuna- 70.5 pounds caught by Luke Cromwell on Reelin N Dealin 1st place dolphin-38.0 pounds caught by Jack Lewis on TippecanoeTop Junior meat fish angler- 57.0 pound tuna caught by Reef …

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ASMFC Cobia News Release

  Arlington, VA – The Commission’s South Atlantic State/Federal Fisheries Management Board approved Draft Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Atlantic Migratory Group Cobia (Atlantic cobia) for public comment. Atlantic coastal states from Virginia through South Carolina have scheduled their hearings to gather public input on Draft Amendment 1. The details …

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