2008 Striped Bass World Championship

 THE 11TH ANNUAL MERCURY STRIPED BASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

–Two-month event begins November 1st —

 

(Virginia Beach, Va., October 24, 2008) – Fisherman from far and wide once again will  head to the Hampton Roads region to test their skill in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay during the 11th Annual Mercury Striped Bass World Championship (SBWC), November 1, – December 31, 2008.  The two-month event presented by Cabela’s and Lynnhaven Marine will award hundreds of prizes, with $2,500 going to the lucky angler who lands the largest striped bass during the event.  Additional prize categories are available for juniors (age 16 and under), flyfishing release division, surf and pier and military anglers. Anglers may purchase tournament registrations at one of 30 official locations located throughout Hampton Roads.

The current Virginia state striped bass record is 73 pounds set January 23, 2008 by Fred Barnes of Chesapeake, VA.  The overall winner of the 2007 Striped Bass World Championship was Aaron Hofmeister of Reistertown, MD with a 56 pound 7 ounce lunker.

Anglers can keep abreast of current tournament standings by visiting the official web site at www.StripedBassWorldChampionship.com or contacting tournament weigh stations and registration sites.  Tournament updates will be provided on a weekly basis each Tuesday throughout the event.

To request a free copy of the 2008 tournament guide book or to enter, visit any participating location, or call 1-800-VA-BEACH (800/822-3224).  For more information on-line visit www.StripedBassWorldChampionship.com.

 

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Luhrs, Mainship, Silverton and Ovation Move to New Jersey

US boatbuilders Mainship Corporation and Luhrs Corporation will close their St Augustine, Florida plant and relocate their operations to Luhrs Marine Group’s existing Millville, New Jersey production facility.

Luhrs, Mainship, Silverton and Ovation centralise

KIPTOPEKE ROCKFISH TOURNAMNET

 

PRESS RELEASE

12TH ANNUAL KIPTOPEKE ROCKFISH TOURNAMENT

BENEFITING THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY TOY CLOSET

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CHRIS’ BAIT AND TACKLE IS HOSTING THEIR 12TH ANNUAL KIPTOPEKE ROCKFISH TOURNAMENT. THIS YEAR WE HAVE TEAMED UP WITH THE NORTHAMPTON TOY CLOSET TO COLLECT TOYS FOR CHILDREN ON THE EASTERN SHORE. THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD ON THE FIRST WEEKEND AFTER THANKSGIVING, THE DATES BEING NOVEMBER 28TH, 29TH AND 30TH. THIS WILL BE A BOAT TOURNAMENT WITH UP TO 6 ANGLERS TO A BOAT. ENTRY FEE WILL BE $150.00 PER BOAT, PLUS A DONATION OF A TOY, IF SIGNED UP BY NOVEMBER 15TH OR $175.00 PER BOAT, PLUS A DONATION OF A TOY, AFTER NOVEMBER 15TH. SIGN-UPS TO THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED UP TO THE CLOSE OF THE CAPTAINS MEETING ON NOVEMBER 28TH.

          LINES IN WILL BE 9:00PM, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28TH. THIS IS A DAY/NIGHT EVENT.

          WEIGH-INS WILL BE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH 7:30AM TO 5:30PM AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH 7:30AM TO 5:00PM.

          PRIZE FUND WILL BE BASED ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES WITH 90% OF PRIZE FUND WILL GO TO WINNERS AND 10% TOWARDS EXPENSES.

          1ST PLACE – 50%, 2ND PLACE – 30%, 3RD PLACE – 20%

Hatteras going with leaner operations

 

Hatteras Yachts is making changes to its production schedule that call for fewer hours for employees, four-day work weeks, and a two-week plant closing in December, a spokesman for Brunswick Corp. confirmed this morning

Hatteras going with leaner operations

Virginia Offshore Oil Drilling’s Promise and Problems

Offshore drilling could provide much-needed energy or create huge environmental problems, panelists at a Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square said last night. The debate at the newspaper’s downtown offices drew about 40 people, including the four panelists – two in support of drilling for oil or natural gas and two against.

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Virginia Ahead of Curve for Offshore Oil

Now that Congress has allowed a longstanding ban on offshore oil drilling to expire, should oil companies be allowed to search for oil off the coast of Virginia? Drilling for oil off Virginia’s coast could help reduce America’s crippling reliance on foreign fuel and bring jobs and revenue to the state, while posing no significant threat to the environment or tourist industry, proponents say.

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To pay back overages from last year, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries reduced the commercial red drum harvest limit this year by more than half

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