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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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Beach teams fishing for gold

Beach teams fishing for gold

A pair of Virginia Beach teams fishing in the 48th annual White Marlin Open out of Ocean City, Md., are trolling the water of the mid-Atlantic and they nothing shy of nervous. Both are sitting on pots of gold during this, the final day, of the biggest and richest billfish tournament in the world. Mike Atkinson caught an 82.5-pound white…

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“This is how government is supposed to work.” Charter fishing community avoids a day in court and can get back to the business of fishing

“This is how government is supposed to work.” Charter fishing community avoids a day in court and can get back to the business of fishing

Throughout the last couple of weeks, a Norfolk-based lawyer and diehard angler has been working diligently behind the scenes on a Declatory Judgement and Injunction Action designed to get Virginia’s charter fishing industry to full operation. Alex Bell was scheduled to file that 38-page motion on behalf of Matador Sport Fishing Charters Friday morning. But on Thursday, the Virginia Marine…

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Breaking: VMRC updates its requirements for the charter fishing industry

Breaking: VMRC updates its requirements for the charter fishing industry

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission today issued clarifications and modifications to its requirements for the charter fishing industry in the state. After being declared a non-essential business at the outbreak of Covid-19, charter fishing was reopened last Friday per the governor’s orders for Phase I. Many captains complained the the state’s requirements issued May 15 were unclear, as well as…

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The charter fishing industry is hurting big time

The charter fishing industry is hurting big time

Fishing is a fantastic outlet for those going bonkers from being cooped up during this Covid-19 thingy. Recreational anglers are allowed to hit the water with family and friends with little to no restrictions other than trying to stay six feet apart. But because of a non-essential classification by Virginia’s Covid-19 Business Task Force, charter captains are not allowed to…

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Welcome to LeeTolliverOutdoors.com

Welcome to LeeTolliverOutdoors.com

Starting my own website to continue covering the outdoors since leaving the newspaper just seemed like the logical thing to do, especially after talking to many of my followers who were worried the paper wouldn’t be covering hunting and fishing. With me gone, there really isn’t anyone left to do it. So I’ll pick up the slack here and will…

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