Fishing

Call area waterways “Kayakville” Saturday

Call area waterways “Kayakville” Saturday

That’s Amy Angelopoulos with a nice puppy drum while kayak fishing recently. Thanks to Gus Angelopoulos for the photo. The Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association holds its 17th annual Kayak Fish for Charity tournament throughout Virginia on Saturday. You can still participate by attending tonight’s registration and angler meeting at the Lake Wright Convention Center in Norfolk. Entry is $85 and…

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Headboats, fishing and a cocktail

Headboats, fishing and a cocktail

Just when the tradition started is anybody’s guess. But when Fred Feller returned to port after taking people fishing, mates, deckhands, fuel dock attendants and just about everybody at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center knew it was time for a vodka with Five Alive, Fresca or orange juice. That was how Feller unwound after a day on the water. Earlier…

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Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament is a wrap

Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament is a wrap

After taking its lay day on the opening of the 18th annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament, Team Seven stormed onto the leaderboard on Day Two and finished off its run Saturday by jumping into first place – winning the event with 10 billfish caught and released. Team Seven banked $409,500 for the win. Seven bumped two-day leader Katherine Anne into…

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Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament about to finish second of three days of angling

Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament about to finish second of three days of angling

Teams competing in the 18th annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament’s second day of action are rapidly heading west from the Gulf Stream to report Friday’ catches. Only 29 boats out of the 81-team field fished Thursday’s first day, with the Katherine Anne – captained by Backlash Davis – leading the field with 7 white marlin, good enough for a 210-point…

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Wine and women fish for charity

Wine and women fish for charity

The 19th annual Wine, Women and Fishing Ladies-Only Charity Billfish Tournament concluded Sunday at Southside Marina just inside the mouth of Rudee Inlet. The event is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation. All the fish caught, trophies and cash awards aside, it’s the weigh-in that signals just what a fun time this tournament is. Organizers have a division…

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Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament is a record-breaking wrap

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament is a record-breaking wrap

The 38th annual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament wrapped up Friday, setting payout records for the event. Billfish action moves north to Virginia Beach for the 19th annual Wine, Women and Fishing Ladies-Only Charity Billfish Tournament Sunday out of Rudee Inlet. The 18th annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament starts on the 18th, also out of Rudee. The Pirate’s Cove tournament featured…

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It’s tournament time in the Atlantic

It’s tournament time in the Atlantic

We are officially in the midst of the competitive offshore fishing scene. Last week the White Marlin Open out of Ocean City, Md., in which several Virginia and North Carolina teams placed and earned sizable paychecks. On Sunday, the 32nd annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies-Only Billfish Tournament concluded out of Pirate’s Cove Marina. The Tarheel, captained by John Bayliss, won…

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Beach teams topped in the 11th hour

Beach teams topped in the 11th hour

It had been a long week of fishing and waiting, anxious to find out if their top fish would hold up in the 48th annual White Marlin Open out of Ocean City, Md. On the 444-team tournament’s first day, Mike Atkinson, fishing on the Fender Bender (both out of Virginia Beach), caught an 82.5-pound white marlin that stood to bring…

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