President’s Message

Welcome to the website of the Northern Neck Anglers Club (NNAC). When I first moved to Virginia’s Northern Neck in 2016, I was lucky enough to have found the Northern Neck Anglers Club after having performed a web search for just such a club. I can tell you, getting to know the members, taking advantage of club seminars, and attending meetings has super charged my fishing on the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding rivers. I have no doubt you will feel the same way!

With the diversity of saltwater fishing available, the club provides opportunities for education and tournament competition for members fishing a variety of vessels, ranging from power boats to jon boats, canoes and kayaks.

Meetings are held every other month during the fishing season, with a speaker at each meeting. The public is invited to member meetings. Other events, such as a club picnic, charter outings and fishing seminars are generally hosted by the club during the year. We are also active members of a number of sportfishing and Chesapeake Bay Area research entities and foundations. Species covered include striped bass (rockfish), Atlantic croaker, bluefish, cobia, flounder, red drum, spadefish, spanish mackerel, speckled trout and spot. Topics covered include fishing tips and techniques, locations and hotspots, tackle, bait, lures, marine electronics, medical safety and boating safety.

The club hosts several tournaments for members during the fishing season, beginning with a Trophy Rockfish Tournament in early May and concluding with a Bonus Rockfish Tournament in late November/early December. Five additional tournaments are held, one each month from June through October, targeting a variety of saltwater species. Gift certificates to local tackle shops or marine businesses are awarded to the first, second and third  place finishers for each tournament species (based on weight of fish entered). Points in an Angler of the Year competition are awarded for each species, with 5 points for first, 4 points for second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth and 1 point each for all other tournament entries.

There is an opportunity from time to time to fish with experienced club members. Whether you have a boat or not, you are welcome to and we try to get as many members on board as possible during the year. We also have a “take a kid fishing day” each summer sponsored in conjunction with the Reedville Fisherman’s Museum.

We look forward to having you as a new member and participating in our activities. Please refer to the membership section of our website for more details. And we look forward to seeing fishing photos of your successes!

Fish on!!

Ben Ames