Category: Angling News

ASMFC & MAFMC Approve Catch and Landings Limits for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Bluefish for 2019

ASMFC & MAFMC Approve Catch and Landings Limits for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass and Bluefish for 2019 ASMFC Approves Black Sea Bass Addendum XXXI for Public Comment Virginia Beach, VA – The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (Commission) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) reviewed previously approved specifications for scup and established …

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Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament Results

  It was game on Saturday as the 80 boats fishing the 15th annual VBBT took advantage of a hot bite and racked up the points with multiple release after release. But one boat really capitalized when a hungry blue marlin swam up behind the teaser and inhaled a circle hooked mackerel pitch bait. Two …

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Atlantic Board Releases Atlantic Cobia Draft Amendment

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Public Hearings for Summer Flounder

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45th Annual White Marlin Open In The Books

  White Marlin Open | Tournament Info | News In a close finish, Pascual Jimenez from Puerto Aventuras, Mexico edged out all competitors to win a world record $2,584,260* in the 45th White Marlin Open. Fishing on the Weldor’s Ark out of Morehead City, NC, Jimenez weighed an 83-pound white marlin on the final day of the 5-day event …

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ODU Alumni Association to host second annual Monarch Cobia Classic

The (ODU) Old Dominion University Alumni Association will host its second annual Monarch Cobia Classic in partnership with the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association July 19-21, 2018 at The Marina at Marina Shores in Virginia Beach. The goal of the  partnership is to create the largest cobia tournament on the east coast. The proceeds from the tournament …

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New North Carolina Cobia Regulations For 2018

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MOREHEAD CITY – The recreational cobia season begins May 1, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding anglers that the regulations have changed. The recreational cobia season will run May 1 to Dec. 31 with a minimum size limit of 36 inches fork length (tip of the snout to the fork in the …

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New NC State Record Bluefin Tuna

MOREHEAD CITY – The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record bluefin tuna. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the 877-pound fish March 17 after fighting with the fish for 2 ½ hours off Oregon Inlet. It measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour …

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Monarch Cobia Classic 2018

By DR Ken Neill III | Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association The Cobia Bowl will be called the Monarch Cobia Classic this year The Cobia Bowl was begun as a fun way for anglers to help gather information about Virginia’s cobia fishery and to help raise funds for fisheries research. Due to great sponsorship …

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Virginia Saltwater Fishing News

By DR Ken Neill III | Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association Virginia Saltwater Fishing News Spring has sprung and a new fishing season is upon us. There have been some changes for this year and likely, there will be more to come. Shark fishing has become even more regulated this year. Anglers fishing for …

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Council Seeks Input on Proposed Changes for Atlantic Cobia Management

Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council are soliciting public input on proposed management changes for Atlantic cobia as they consider revising the current management system. Public hearings will be held via webinar with public listening stations beginning January 22, 2018. Information on the proposed changes is now available from the Council’s website at: …

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Virginia State Record Gray Triggerfish Certified

A 6-pound 12-ounce gray triggerfish, caught on November 1, 2017 by Dave Walden of Yorktown, VA has been certified as the initial Virginia State Record for the species by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. The record-setting gray triggerfish measured 18.5 inches (TL) and the fish sported a robust 17-inch girth. Walden was bottom fishing off …

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New Virginia Golden Tilefish State Record

A 58-pound golden tilefish, caught on June 27, 2017 by Joshua Jung of Virginia Beach, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record for the species by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. The record-setting tilefish measured 47.5 inches (TL) and the roe-laden female sported a 32-1/4-inch girth. Jung was fishing off the Virginia Beach …

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New World Record Spinycheek Scorpionfish

Roger Burnley and a new world record. This 4 pound 6 ounce Spinycheek Scorpionfish has been approved as the All-Tackle World Record by The International Game Fish Association. Roger was fishing at the Norfolk Canyon onboard the Healthy Grin. This is the second IGFA All-Tackle World Record caught on the Healthy Grin this year. Johnny …

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World Record Carolina Hake Certified

The Carolina Hake, caught by Johnny Boyd earlier this year, has been approved as the All-Tackle World Record for the species by the International Game Fish Association. Boyd’s fish weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces when it was weighed at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. The fish was examined at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science …

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