April 29 Meeting
The club’s first member meeting of 2017 is scheduled for 7pm Saturday April 29 at the Wicomico Church Parish Hall, 5191 Jessie DuPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church VA. Representatives of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) will be making a presentation on the new mandatory recreational reporting regulations and permits for trophy striped bass, cobia, and tilefish/grouper. This presentation will cover the purpose of the no-cost permits, how to register, the type of data required to be reported and how to submit reports. According to VMRC, the purpose of the new reporting requirements is to provide information for species that are poorly represented in other sampling programs. The VMRC representatives will also discuss a survey of anglers who voluntarily signed up for the cobia permit in 2016, the results of which played an important role in development of the mandatory cobia recreational reporting regulations for 2017 and beyond. Upon completion of the business meeting that follows the VMRC presentation, a members only door prize ($30 gift certificate from a local tackle shop) will be drawn at random. Members are encouraged to attend, guests are welcome and the public is invited.
Trophy Rockfish Tournament May 6-7
The club’s first member fishing tournament of the year, the Trophy Rockfish Tournament, is scheduled for Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, weather permitting. One fish may be weighed per member per day. The largest fish (by weight) during the tournament for each member will be entered for tournament placings and gift certificate awards for the top two entries. The Trophy Rockfish Tournament is the first tournament in the club’s 2017 annual Angler of the Year (AOY) competition, with 4 AOY points awarded for 1st place, 3 for 2nd place, 2 for 3rd place and 1 point each for all other tournament entries.
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.