The VBBFC conducts a Membership Meeting each spring with noted speakers on topics which include: fishing techniques, conservation, political interests or open forums on current issues such as species stock assessments, fisheries management and local actions effecting pelagic sportfishing. The membership meetings are open to prospective members and on occasion are open to all when newsworthy 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, their guests and prospective members. Members also attend an annual Oyster Roast and a Awards Banquet where Annual Fishing Frenzy Awards are presented.
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 Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office 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 and other social events . Tickets to the Oyster Roast are sold in the local community and funds are raised through ticket sales, raffles and silent auctions during the event.
We have set up a registration site where our 139 members can renew their membership prior to our May’s Membership and Recruitment Meeting. We will update you about the details regarding the meeting as we get closer.
To simplify the 2021 membership, the board has decided on ONE $150 membership level.
As you are registering, remember to check the QUANTITY as 1 for the membership dues section, and then add your GUEST’S NAME under registered spouse or other.
2021 Membership includes:
- Registered spouse or significant other /mate, captain, or owner of boat to all parties.
- Registers your children or grandchildren (under 21 years old) in the annual year long Fishing Frenzy Content.
- All members who mention their membership to Ocean East will receive 10% discount on purchases.
- Adding a new award category for the Fishing Frenzy: Largest Swordfish.