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Fishing With Purpose

August 20, 2019 at 5:10 PM

Fisherman adding marlin flag to line

In 2004, the Virginia Beach Billfish Foundation created an annual fishing tournament to give back to the community through youth development and marine-related charities. They believe “the future belongs to our children, and it’s our responsibility to support them and conserve our marine resources for them.”

Since its start, the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament has raised over $850,000 for charities and conservation organizations such as Achievable Dream, Boys & Girls Clubs, Stop Abuse, and the Billfish Foundation while highlighting fishing opportunities off Virginia Beach. In sixteen years the tournament has grown increasingly popular throughout Hampton Roads. In 2018 the tournament broke its own record for teams and anglers registered, at 80 and 574 respectively.

This year, Western Branch Diesel is a platinum level sponsor and will be inside the tent and on the docks from August 21 – 24. While on-site at the tournament, look out for our banners or use the numbers below to reach a representative at any point during the tournament.

To reach our on-site technician, call or text 833-TECH-WBD

To talk to engine sales, call or text 833-FISH-WBD

We look forward to seeing everyone this week in Virginia Beach and wish all participants luck in the tournament. Happy fishing!

Topics: Marine Tournament