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.
Below are the final results from the Ed Taft Memorial Tournament. The tournament was held in memory of member Ed Taft who passed away in 2017. The tournament was scheduled for Saturday November 3 and Sunday November 4. Small Craft Advisories (SCAs) in our tournament zones forced cancellation of Saturday as a tournament fishing day. No SCAs were in effect Sunday, therefore the tournament was held as one day tournament on Sunday.
1st place John Elkin 6lb 4oz 4:10 Boatyard at Christ Church
2nd place Stuart McKenzie 5lb 0oz 4:00 Lewisetta
3rd place Tom Hedgpeth 4lb 11oz 1:40 Smith Point
4th place Steve Hedgpeth 4lb 1oz 1:41 Smith Point
5th place Jim Morgan 3lb 5oz 1:45 Smith Point
There were no entries for speckled trout or puppy drum.
Gift certificates will be awarded to the top three finishers. Angler of the Year points will be awarded as follows – 5 points for first place, 4 points for second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth and 1 point for fifth.
Congratulations to all.