2021 Club Update
We are back! As you know all COVID restrictions in Virginia have been lifted, so we can begin having gatherings and dock parties again! This is the news we’ve all been waiting for and we are very excited to help bring life back to normal.
Mark your calendars!! Our Spring Membership meeting is scheduled for June 16 at 6 pm at the Shack. Bring a new member, come enjoy some great food and drink while helping us to kick off the 2021 season! As always we will have a 50/50 raffle and some raffle prizes so you can start off the year as a winner! The Board is meeting to discuss plans for other dock parties this summer and we will let you know the dates and details once they are finalized.
HOFNOD 2021 – Cancelled
Unfortunately, HOFNOD and the Red White and Blue Kid’s day have been cancelled for the year as the lead time required to set them up is substantial and commitments could not be made in time under the restrictions. We are looking into expanded Whale Watching trips over the winter to keep up our community service.
The Fishing Frenzy is ON, but you must be a paid member to participate. Annual Dues will remain at $150 per member, which includes your spouse and family. Remember, in addition to billfish and the pelagic species, the Fishing Frenzy has been expanded to include inshore species cobia, flounder and striped bass giving you more chances to win a trophy or two! There are also awards for the top boat in three size divisions and the top male, female and junior anglers. The easy way to join and pay your dues is to visit our site at www.VBBFC.org.
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Pay 2021 Dues
The easy way to join and pay your dues is to hit the button below to “PAY 2021 DUES HERE” or visit our site at www.VBBFC.org.
Board of Directors
VBBFC has openings on our Board of Directors. Rick Muskovac will serve as President for 2021 with Mike Harrison as Vice President and Bill Susewind continuing as Treasurer. We are seeking new Board members as well as someone to fill the position of Secretary. Please give this some thought and determine if you are willing and able to assist.
Rick Muskovac, President
Tell Us What You Want?
We welcome new ideas from our membership!
What do you want to see?
What do you want to do?
What are your opinions, likes/dislikes of this organization?
Many of the current members on the board have been seated for quite a few years and we feel some changes are needed. Please let us know how you can help. Feel free to reach out to a current board member to share your opinions.
VBBFC Marketing & Membership
The purpose of the Virginia Beach Bluewater Fishing Club is to promote offshore sportfishing and the conservation of pelagic fish species. The VBBFC promotes safety, sportsmanship, education, fellowship and entertainment of its members and interested members of our community. We conduct general meetings with topics that include: fishing techniques, conservation, political interests and open forums on current issues such as species stock assessments, fisheries management and local actions effecting pelagic sportfishing. Of course our top notch member Captains, Mates and Anglers are always ready to swap stories, provide demonstrations, and share fishing advice. The Annual Membership Meetings are open to prospective members and on occasion are open to all when important topics are to be presented by guest speakers.
In addition to the membership meetings the VBBFC has several dock parties during the fishing season which are open to members and prospective members. Members and guests also attend an Annual Oyster Roast, a Christmas Party, featured fund-raising events like the Inlet Escape Cruise, and an Annual Awards Banquet.
The VBBFC conducts an annual season long fishing tournament for the members called the Fishing Frenzy. The tournament promotes the safe release of all billfish, ethical fishing practices and the development of junior anglers. Awards are presented at the annual awards banquet.
VBBFC is very active in supporting local youth drug and alcohol abuse prevention. The foundation has instituted the Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs program (HOF-NOD) and supports the D.A.R.E efforts to provide our youth with alternatives to drug involvement. The foundation raises funds for the HOF-NOD program by conducting the Annual Oyster Roast. Tickets to the Oyster Roast are sold in the local community and funds are raised through ticket sales, raffles and silent auctions during this not-to-be-missed event.
If you are interested in becoming a member of VBBFC or would like more information, visit our Membership Links!