Battle of the Beach – VHFC took over officiating the “Battle on the Beach” high school surf fishing tournament in 2019. The annual contest has students from Lacey Township High School, Barnegat High School, Southern Regional High School and Mates Academy (Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science) of Manahawkin competing for top bragging rights on the beach in Barnegat Light. The event date is usually held in late May / early June but school officials have not selected a date yet. Once a date has been decided, it will be added here. The 2019 battle was amazing. The kids were fantastic and really appreciative for the opportunity to participate in the contest. Southern Regional High School was the 2019 winner! 2020 was cancelled due to COVID.
2021 VHFC Annual Fluke Tournament – No firm date selected but will likely be held in July / August. Stay tuned for details.
2021 VHFC Dinner – Details are also not finalized but VHFC will have a dinner in the fall. The last several dinners were held at Manera’s Restaurant in Manahawkin and were enjoyed by all attendees. Always a great time and a good excuse for members and spouses to gather for some fun!
2021 Fish of the Month (FOM) – Several changes have been implemented for 2021. Details can be found on VHFC Contest Rules on the pulldown menu under the Blue Banner Contests/Tournaments across each page.
VHFC T Shirts – New T Shirts were selected in 2019 and are still available for purchase. Look for the order form in the April Newsletter or order at any club meeting. Sizes range from XS (Extra Small) to 6XL and are available in nine colors. Shirts have long sleeves and feature UPF 50 Sun Protection. White is shown in the photo.
VHFC Hats – New hats became available in 2019 and we have plenty still available. Hats are khaki colored, feature a high definition VHFC patch on the front and sell for $20. See photo below.