Trophy Rockfish Tournament
The NNAC’s first member tournament of 2016, the Trophy Rockfish Tournament, was held over the weekend of May 7-8 as scheduled. Several members fished the tournament on Saturday May 7. Unfortunately, small craft advisories on Sunday May 8 forced cancellation of Sunday as a tournament fishing day. Therefore, tournament results are based on fished weighed in on Saturday.
Jay Straughan weighed in a 24lb 8oz rockfish at Lewisetta Marina at 4:45pm Saturday afternoon, the only trophy rockfish weighed in on Saturday.
Congratulations to Jay, the 2015 NNAC Angler of the Year (AOY), for his first place finish. He will receive a $75 gift certificate and 4 points as we begin the 2016 AOY competition.
2015 Angler of the Year
The Northern Neck Anglers Club’s 2015 Angler of the Year (AOY) is determined by the number of points awarded to members during the club’s seven fishing tournaments during the year. The AOY is sponsored by Jett’s Hardware of Reedville. Gift certificates from Jett’s Hardware are awarded to the top four finishers and the winner receives a plaque. The standings are now complete and the top four finishers are listed below. Complete standings for 2015 have been posted to the website.
1. Jay Straughan – 18 points
2. Scott Houghtaling – 15 points*
3. Jan Jamrog – 15 points*
4. Tom Smith – 14 points
* points tie breaker determined by number of first place finishes during the year
Congratulations to Jay Straughan, the NNAC 2015 Angler of the Year, the second thru fourth place finishers and to all who competed throughout the year.
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 2015, the club hosted seven member tournaments for seven different species. An “Angler of The Year” contest is conducted with points awarded based on tournament participation. Other events such as a club picnic, charter outings and seminars may be hosted by the club throughout the year.