Category: Angling News

New State Record Bluefin Tuna Certified

A 606-pound bluefin tuna, caught on April 6, 2015 by Chase Robinson, of Virginia Beach, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Robinson’s catch surpasses the existing record of 573-pounds, caught in June of 2007 by Frederick “Bo” Haycox of Virginia Beach. Robinson hooked the record-setting catch …

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Virginia Bluefin Tuna Record Broken Again

On April 2nd, Robert Smith on the boat “Bella Donna” captained by David O’Halloran landed a bluefin tuna weighing 576 pounds, good enough to break the existing Virginia state record. Today Captain Jake Hiles running the boat “Ate Up” with crewmembers David Toombs, Phil Casone, Charles Dawson and Chase Robinson on board landed another whopper! …

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Potential VA State Record Bluefin Tuna

VSWFT Committee member, Craig Paige began the certification process for a potential record bluefin tuna that was brought into Rudee Inlet this evening. The fish had a fork length of 102 inches and weighed in at 576.5 pounds. The current record is 573 pounds. The angler was Robert Smith. Speaking with Craig, he said that …

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North Carolina certifies new skipjack tuna record

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new skipjack tuna state record. Matthew Charles Kelly of Chesapeake, Va., reeled in the 32-pound fish Aug. 31 while fishing in the Gulf Stream south of Hatteras Inlet. The previous state record skipjack tuna weighed 22 pounds, 3 ounces, and was caught off …

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New NC State Record Jack Crevalle

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record jack crevalle, a fish commonly caught on ocean reefs. Frank Dalli of Wake Forest reeled in the 49-pound, 1.6-ounce fish April 2 at the Gulf Stream ledge, 65 miles off Wrightsville Beach. It measured 43 inches fork length and had …

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New Local IGFA World Record Blueline Tilefish

Angler: David Cohn, Virginia Beach The International Game Fish Association recently approved the 20-pound, 8-ounce Blueline Tilefish submitted by David Cohen of Virginia Beach as a new All-Tackle World Record. The Blueline Tilefish was caught in July while fishing along the 50-fathom curve at the Norfolk Canyon aboard a Kencraft Challenger, skippered by Jack Reynolds. …

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VA State Record Bigeye Tuna Bested

A 311-pound bigeye tuna, caught on September 25th by Vic Gaspeny, of Tavernier, FL, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Gaspeny’s catch surpasses the existing record of 285 pounds and 12 ounces, caught 10 years earlier in August 2003 by Melvin Bray of Dumfries, VA. Gaspeny …

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Virginia State Record Swordfish Official

State Record Swordfish Shattered A 446-pound swordfish, caught on September 1, 2012 by Joseph T. Harris, of Virginia Beach, VA, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Harris’ catch surpassed the existing record of 381-1/2 pounds, caught over 30 years earlier, by James Alexander of Virginia Beach. …

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NC State Record Gag Grouper, Queen Trigger Caught

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries officially certified two state record fish catches Friday. A Jacksonville man broke the state queen trigger fish record with a 10 pound, 11 ounce fish caught July 3, and a Newport man established the state gag grouper record with a 43 pound, 8 ounce fish caught May …

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Virginia Pending Record Wahoo 122.1 Pounds

  by Bill Hall Wachapreague VA – On June 23, 2012, Susan Nelson, of Whiteford, MD boated a 122 pound, 1 ounce wahoo while fishing with Capt. Keith Neal aboard the Wachapreague-based charter vessel, Teaser. The huge fish measured 80.25 inches in length with a whopping 33″ girth. The Teaser was a participant in the …

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25 Year Old State Record Tautog Broken

A 24-pound, 3-ounce tautog, caught on March 25th by Ken Neill III of Seaford, VA, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Neill’s catch surpassed the long standing record of 24 pounds, caught by Gregory Bell in 1987. Neill made the record-setting catch at the Morgan wreck, …

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Virginia State Striped Bass Record Shattered

Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament A 74-pound striped bass, caught on January 20th by Cary Wolfe of Bristow, VA, has been certified as the new Virginia State Record by the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Wolfe’s catch surpassed the existing record of 73 pounds, caught nearly four years ago to the day by Fred Barnes of Chesapeake. …

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The ‘Angler’ Stuck Gold; Rudee Angler Deep Dropping Report

By Dr. Julie Ball, IGFA Representative, Virginia Beach Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, VA – All I can say is…AMAZING! Or, to quote the words of Captain Skip Feller, it was a “pretty epic trip!” I grinned as he told me this on the evening of October 23rd, and he wasn’t kidding. Golden tilefish for all, …

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Pending World Records Emerge from the Calm before the Storm

By Dr. Julie Ball Hurricane Irene was on her way. There was nothing we could do about that…except go fishing! Landfall was expected Saturday night in Virginia, and Friday morning was gorgeous. Since our trip had been postponed from the weekend before, we were determined to get in some cobia action before it was too …

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Brandon Drewry Lands Small-Fry World Record Cobia

Virginia Cobia Record

Grafton VA – VBSF wishs 7 year old Brandon Drewry a big congratulation on landing a New Pending World Record Cobia. Brandon landed the fish while fishing on the Chesapeake Bay last weekend. Dr Ken Neill was called to Grafton Fishing Supply to verify the catch. At 79-pounds Brandon’s cobia catch beats the current Small-Fry World Record …

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