2017 Angler of the Year
The Northern Neck Anglers Club holds an annual Angler of the Year contest to recognize the members who receive the highest number of points based on eligible fish caught during the club’s scheduled member tournaments. Four points are awarded to the winner of each tournament species, with three points for second, two for third and one point each for fourth and all other eligible fish entered during the tournament. Gift certificates are awarded to the top four anglers.. The winner also receives a plaque from the club. Tie breakers are determined based on the number of first place finishes during the year. The club has had another close contest this year, with the results not determined until the final tournament for the third consecutive year:
2017 Angler of the Year – Tom Smith with 22 points
Second place – Stuart McKenzie with 21 points
Third place – Evan Gregg with 10 points
Fourth place – Jan Jamrog with 10 points
Twenty-two members recorded points in this year’s contest. Results are posted on the club’s website.
Congratulations to Tom as the winner of this year’s award and to Stuart, Evan and Jan for their second through fourth place results.
Bonus Rockfish Tournament 11/25-26
The Bonus Rockfish Tournament, the last of the club’s seven member tournaments in 2017, was scheduled for Saturday November 25 and Sunday November 26. Target species for the tournament was rockfish only.
Small Craft Advisories were posted for Sunday November 26 for all four of the club’s tournament fishing zones. Therefore, in accordance with the club’s tournament fishing rules, Sunday was cancelled as a tournament fishing day and final tournament results below are based on eligible fish weighed in on Saturday November 25:
1st Randy Gunn 13lb 7oz
2nd Scott Houghtaling 12lb 14oz
3rd Steve Cunningham 10lb
4th Ed Cezar 9lb 13oz
5th Jan Jamrog 9lb
6th Tom Smith 8lb 4oz
7th Stuart McKenzie 4lb 4oz
8th Mark Roy 4lb
About the NNAC
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. In 2016, the club hosted seven member tournaments (eight 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.