Weldor’s Ark Takes 12th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament

Tournament results from 12th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament

Weldor's Ark, 1st

Dominic Jackson

Croupier, 2nd

Dominic Jackson

Home Run, 3rd

Dominic Jackson

Sally Girl, 4th

Dominic Jackson

Triple 7, 5th

Dominic Jackson

The 12th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament took place August 19-22 at Southside Marina, with 75 boats with 498 anglers for a purse of $418,500.

Overall, 182 billfish were released: 17 blue marlin, 154 white marlin, nine sailfish and two spearfish. Although blue marlin over 115-inches may be boated, only one marlin in the tournament’s 12 year history has been brought to the scales, a 122-inch, 582-pound blue caught by Dave Youens on Fortuna in 2004.

The 13th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament takes place August 24-27, 2016. Full results for the 2015 tournament can be found on www.vbbt.com.