About VHFC

The Saltwater Fishing Club for Ocean County & LBI 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 rod and reel angling, and to establish sportsmanship and fellowship. Throughout the year, we sponsor fishing tournaments and club events designed to foster these ideals.

Our web site is designed to keep our anglers informed on the latest issues that are likely to impact us, including fishing regulations, as well as environmental and boating regulations. It also serves as a club communications center providing upcoming club events, tournament results, fishing tips, the latest and previous issues of our newsletter and many links to other interesting websites related to fishing, boating, and a few other areas.

VHFC meets the second Friday of each month from April through November. Meetings are at the Manahawkin Community Center located at 775 E. Bay Ave. Manahawkin, NJ. New for 2024, meetings will begin at 7:15 PM and doors will open at 7:00. 

Please browse our web site, and you will see what we are all about. We welcome your comments and ideas. Use the following Buttons to access our Membership Form and Bylaws.

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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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