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This month we have a clean-up day scheduled at the East Ocean View Recreation Center on Saturday April 21st at 10:00am. We'll have gloves and bags available for everyone. Please consider taking an hour of your morning and join us at the EOV Recreation Center.  Contact the Wireline Editor if you plan on attending.



Take S.  Indepedence Blvd. and Shore Drive to Pleasant Ave. in Norfolk.
Continue on Pleasant Ave. to 20th Bay St.

East Ocean View Community Center
9520 20th Bay St. Norfolk, VA 23518


Mike Avery's handout on Deep Dropping!

Past Events

GBFA 9th Annual Flea Market

We had a great time at the GBFA 9th Annual Fishing Flea Market on 9 March 2018! We met a lot of nice folks, it was a very busy event! We sold 14 Fishing Tips Books; we had someone come by stating they bought one at the Boat Show and they loved it! Henry was successfull again seliing Cobia Raffle Tickets, we sold 100! We also have on new Member join the Club,Welcome Latryce!!  We also sold 5 of our Hats; a lot of folks were impressed by them! Mike Hubert and Mike Griffith were also present selling and meeting everyone.  Of course it wouldn't have been a great event without Sea Tow Hampton Roads, Ed and Karen Schrader were very busy with new customers!

Mid-Atlantic Boat Show
January 29-31 2016

We had a great time 29-31 JAN 2016 at the Mid-Atlantic Boat Show. At our Norfolk Angler's Club Booth, we met a lot of great folks. We gained a few new members and will have some new folks join us at our next Club Meeting. Many thanks to the Club Members who Volunteered for the Booth, setup, manning, and cleanup:

Kathy Eisenhower Dr "Ike Eisenhower
Wendy Bransom  Will Bransom
Sandy Sainz  Bert Sainz
Michel Smith  Ned Smith
Marvin Chivers 
Ben Capps
Kevin Synowiec 
Gary Waddell
Mary Troutner Henry Troutner
Mike Griffith 
Mike Delbridge
Kelly Hoggart

Annual Fall NAC Picnic
October 17, 2015

The Norfolk Anglers Club had a great time at their Annual Fall Picnic. Special thanks to Will and Wendy for hosting and to all who helped set up and take down the event. Our cooks below kept busy making all the fixings consisting of Oysters, Blue Crab, Pork BBQ, Hamburger and Smoked Sausage. Many of the NAC ladies brought delicious side dishes of cole slaw, pasta salad, mac n' cheese, salad and home made rolls. We also had very tasty deserts of pumpkin pie, chocolate cake, snicker doodle cookies, cream puffs, eclairs and lemon cake.

5 Fish Tournament
August 22nd, 2015

The Club held the 5 Fish Tournament on August 22nd at Vinings Landing Marine Center. We had more than 20 Anglers participating and battling a North wind at 20-25 knots. With everyone fishing protected waters of Lynnhaven Inlet, Little Creek, Elizabeth River, and Lafayette River we didn't have any Spadefish or Bluefish brought in. More than 15 Spot, Croaker and Flounder were brought for measure. The first on the Leader Board was young Aiden Wentworth. Fishing in Little Creek he brought in a 8 1/4 in Croaker to take an early lead! Top honors went to a new NAC member Josh Glaser for bringing in 1st & 2nd place Spot and a 2nd place Croaker. $50 Gift Cards to Boater's Warehouse were given for 1st Place categories and $25 Gift Cards for the 2nd Place finishers. A special THANK YOU for the volunteers who help set up, cook, and serve all the participants. Most of all, THANKS to all the Club members who enjoyed the day with us.

1st Place Spot - Josh Glaser
2nd Place Spot - Josh Glaser

1st Place Croaker - Marvin Chivers
2nd Place Croaker - Josh Glaser

1st Place Flounder - Ben Capps
2nd Place Flounder - Ned Smith

NAC's EOV Annual Head Boat Fishing Trip

August 7th, 2017

The Norfolk Angler’s Club (NAC) sponsored a Head Boat Fishing Trip on the Chesapeake Bay for 50 of the East Ocean View Rec Center summer participants on August 7th. This is the fifth year the club has done this event for the children which is followed by a huge picnic lunch at the REC center.

The majority of the funding for this trip was provided through a grant by the Recreational Fishing Advisory  Board of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.  Both Ned Smith and Wendy Bransom presented the plan for the Head Boat Trip at their meetings.  Over a dozen NAC members joined the children on the head boat “Judith Ann” that was provided by Ronnie Boone Jr. and captained by Captain Keith.

The NAC members taught the kids the rudiments of fishing and handling of the rod and reel as well as sharing a better understanding of the Chesapeake Bay’s abundant resources. The Captain drove the boat to several places to fish. The trip started at the CBBT 1st Island but after limited success the final destination was the 3rd Island of the CBBT.  Captain Keith put the young anglers on some quality and higher quantity of croakers, roundhead and grey trout. Most of the fish such as, black sea bass and croaker, were too small to keep and had to be returned to the sea but that didn’t matter to the kids, they just seemed to love to catch fish. 

Nevertheless several of the young anglers were able to take home about a dozen fish that were of excellent eating size.  After the trip NAC members provided a grand lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese, potato salad, chips and drinks for all who attended the trip and others from the Rec Center. 

Overall this was a wonderfully successful trip despite the rain that cut our trip a little short.  Planning has already begun for funding next year’s trip.

Hunt for the Hardheads Club Challenge
May 14th, 2016

Congratulations for our Hunt for Hardheads Fishing Team! They fished against the other Southside Fishing Clubs scoring points with their Croaker and Bluefish catch placing second for the Norfolk Anglers Club. Well Done!


Holiday Party!

December, 2016

The 2016 Holiday Party was a lot of fun. Thanks to Sea Tow Hampton Roads for providing the beautiful Poinsettias and to Will and Wendy Bransom for setting up/decorating.

We really enjoyed listening to N’ Tune again this year at the party. Thanks to Kevin Synowiec for
bringing in this fun group: Lead: Kevin, Baritone: Lawrence Hiebert, Tenor: Henry Hancock and Bass: Bill Banks. Our party just would not be the same without them! CONGRATS to Bert Sainz for winning the Sea Tow Membership!  

We had a lot of fun with the Chinese gift exchange, check out the grinches in the pictures. Check out the rest of our pictures from the Holiday Party in the Norfolk Anglers Club January 2017 Wireline, you can download it from this website.



We held our Annual Awards Banquet at the Aberdeen Barn & Steakhouse on 18 FEB 2017. Everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet and deserts. Our Individual Raffles were great fun as usual; check out the items in the March 2017 Wireline. Tom Hubert did a great job once again as the Announcer.

Thanks to everyone who helped with setup and cleanup!

Congratulations to our 2016 Freshwater and Saltwater Anglers Award Winners!  

Dr. Ike Eisenhower was awarded the Freshwater Angler of the year and Beth Synowiec was awarded the Saltwater Angler of the Year.  Beth also was awarded the Overall Angler of the Year.  Tom Hubert did a fantastic job once again as the Announcer!

Check out our other award winners!


Beth Synowiec: 2016 Overall Saltwater, Keep & Release Angler of the Year

Release: Sailfish, 
Striped Bass, Sheepshead,

Golden Tilefish, Dolphin, Bluefish

Dr Ike Eisenhower: 2016 Overall Freshwater Angler of the Year,

Shellcracker Sunfish, Blue Catfish

Alex Perez Jr: 2016 Junior Angler Award: Red Drum, 2016 

Species Award for Spanish Mackerel

Kevin Synowiec: 2016 Species Award Tautog

Alex Perez Sr: 2016 Release: Red Drum

Steve Harding: 2016 Species Award for Crappie and Pompano

Ned Smith: 2016 Release Chain Pickerel
2016 Species
Award: Speckled Trout

Mike Delbridge: 2016 Species Award Black Sea Bass
Release: Amberjack


2018 Calendar