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!