Category: Angling News

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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North Carolina State Record Queen Trigger Fish

Fish Certified by N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries staff and a N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament Advisory Board MOREHEAD CITY – A Piedmont North Carolina man reeled in a state record queen triggerfish during a recent fishing trip off Wrightsville Beach. William Timothy Cox of Greensboro caught the 10-pound, 5-ounce fish May 22 at Same Ole Hole, located …

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State Record Fish Committee Confirmes Record 143 LB Blue Catfish and Possible World Record

Second Huge blue catfish from Buggs Island Lake Shatters Three Month Old State Record The State Record Fish Committee of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has confirmed that the 143-pound blue catfish caught on June 18, in the John H. Kerr Reservoir, known as Buggs Island Lake, is a new state …

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Snowy Grouper State Record Broken

Roger Burnley of Virginia Beach, Virginia has established a new state record for snowy grouper with a 70-pound, 7-ounce fish caught May 22, 2011. The record fish was weighed and certified on an Ohaus digital scale at the office of the Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament, located in Newport News. The digital scale registered 70.48 pounds …

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NEW IGFA Alltackle World Record

world record Alfonsino (Beryx decadactylus)

By Dr. Julie Ball VBSF.net fishing report contributor and IGFA Representative, Virginia Beach NEW IGFA All Tackle World Record Alfonsino (Beryx decadactylus) 8lbs 5oz I had the pleasure of notifying Kevin Wong of his newly approved initial IGFA All Tackle World Record today. I’m sure he is now sighing with relief since his record, originally …

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