About Village Harbour Fishing Club

The Saltwater Fishing Club for Ocean County & L.B.I. Fishermen

The Village Harbour Fishing Club, Inc. (VHFC) was started in 1989 as a non-profit organization to bring together those anglers wishing to further their knowledge of sportfishing in our area of the New Jersey shore. Whether it is bay or ocean fishing that boils your blood, the Village Harbour Fishing Club has members that will share your enthusiasm! We support the conservation of our precious fishing resources as well as our inland and oceanic waters and adjacent lands. We also support the NJ artificial Reef Program. We strive to promote the best interests of recreational angling, and to establish sportsmanship and fellowship. Throughout the year, we sponsor fishing tournaments and club events designed to foster these ideals.

VHFC meets the second Friday of each month from April through November. We meet at the Manahawkin Community Center located at 775 E. Bay Ave. Manahawkin, NJ. However, until the reconstruction of this building is completed, we will be meeting at an adjacent building, at 25 Pine Street (just behind the “Exit 63 Seafood Corner” on Bay Avenue). The meetings begin at 7:45 PM and doors are open at 7:30.

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Fishing Facts

Of the fifty United States, thirty-eight have a striped-bass record. New Jersey has the largest striped-bass record—a 78-pound 8·ounce whopper that was caught in 1982. The state with the smallest striped-bass record is Iowa. That landlocked striper weighed only 9 pounds 4 ounces and was caught in 1983.
There’s something fishy about beer these days. Fish Tail Ale is popular as ever, and New Jersey’s Flying Fish Brewery is one of the state’s largest specialty breweries. There’s also Washington’s Wild Salmon Organic Pale Ale, Florida’s Land Shark beer, Delaware’s Dogfish Head beer, and two versions of Stingray beer—a lighter version from the Cayman Islands and a dark beer from Canada.
The triangle fly is probably the most unusual of saltwater flies. It’s one of the few, if not only, flies tied to a treble hook. It’s also barely a fly at all, because hardly any material is used. It is complete after tying the two straw pearl twinkle flashes and the tiny tuft of natural squirrel, leaving an entire hook fully exposed. Incredibly this barebacked treble fly is a knockout when it comes to sea trout.

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What's New

May 13, 2016: Next Club Meeting
Guest Speaker: Bob Misak, Bob will talk about jigging for black fish, inside and out.

Available now: a new Safe Boating APP from the USCG:
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Upcoming Contests

Participate in VHFC's Monthly Catch Contest
The largest fish caught during the month (or 2 month period in Mar/Apr or Oct/Nov) will be rewarded a $50 gift certificate to Fisherman's Headquarters (no expiration).
Upcoming FoM Catch:
March/April: Winter Flounder
May: Striped Bass
Find out more, on our Contests / Tournaments page.

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