The Northern Neck Anglers Club is dedicated to educating anglers about saltwater fishing techniques throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas of the Chesapeake Bay. Regular meeting and correspondence allows members to share information regarding the latest tackle, marine hardware/software, bait selection, techniques and fishing hot spots.
Member meetings are held during the fishing season. Guest speakers provide timely expertise. During 2018, the club is hosting eight member tournaments (nine different species).
An “Angler of The Year” contest is conducted each year with points awarded based on tournament results. Other events such as a club picnic, charter outings and seminars may be hosted by the club throughout the year.
The Bonus Rockfish Tournament, the club’s last member tournament of the 2018 season, was scheduled for Saturday November 24 and Sunday November 25. Small Craft Advisories (SCA) for the tournament fishing zones resulted in cancellation of Saturday as a tournament fishing day. SCAs posted earlier for Sunday morning were cancelled before sunrise. As a result, the tournament was held as a one-day tournament on Sunday.
Below are the tournament results:
1st place Leroy Bussells 10lb 8oz Buzzard’s Point Marina
2nd place Cliff Barnette 10lb 6oz Norview Marina
3rd place Jan Jamrog 9lb 8oz Buzzard’s Point Marina
4th place Art Nickelson 7lb 7oz Boatyard at Christ Church
5th place Evan White (youth) 3lb 6oz Smith Point Marina
6th place Barrett Roy (youth) 2lb 10oz Smith Point Marina
Gift Certificates are awarded to the top 3 placings. Angler of the Year (AOY) points are awarded to the adult members as follows: 5 points for first, 4 points for second, 3 points for third and 2 for fourth. Youth members are not eligible for the AOY award.
Congratulations to the winners and to all who weighed in eligible fish during the tournament. Special recognition goes to the two youth members who weighed in eligible fish – Evan White, grandson of Dwayne White, and Barrett Roy, son of Mark Roy.