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Fishing Fest

14th Annual Fishing Fest


The 14th Annual Fishing Fest supporting the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters is fast approaching!

On Friday, June 23, 2017 boats will depart into the Chesapeake Bay for a half day of fishing and fun alongside your favorite radio personalities from: Z104, 94.9 The Point, 95.7 R&B, and 2WD. 

Plus, there will be a lot of great raffle prizes to be to local theme parks and concerts, gift certificates to local restaurants, and a ton of items from local merchants. 

In 2016, we raised over $90,000 for CHKD and we hope to top that this year!

Details & Registration

Come Aboard!

Date: June 23, 2017

Time: Registration starts at 7:00am for 8:00am departure. 

Place: Virginia Beach Fishing Center, corner of 5th Street and Pacific Avenue at the Oceanfront

Cost to Attend

Half Day Charter + Luncheon Cost

  • $65 per person
  • $120 for two (+$50 for each additional person)
  • $50 for children
  • Day of Event Registration - $70 per person

What's Provided?

All tackle, bait, fish bags, and fishing licenses are provided, but feel free to bring your own! Plus, you'll be served continental breakfast aboard your vessel. Lunch will also be provided!

Register Today

We're excited to have you join us! Please select below which payment method you will be using:

Register through Your ABNB Account

Register Via Credit Card

The deadline to register is Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

Make a Donation

We sincerely thank you for considering making a donation to the 14th Annual Fishing Fest! It's thanks to the generosity of our ABNB members and the Hampton Roads community that help us in successfully supporting Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. 

Below, you may choose to donate directly through your ABNB account!

Donate from your ABNB Account

Donate from your Credit Card


If you have any questions, please call 757-523-5383.  

What is FF?

Fishing Fest is ABNB's annual fundraising event that we've put on for the past 13 years, raising over $500,000 for the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters! 

Each year this event grows with more and more donations and the number of anglers that attend....and we hope you'll join us this year, too! Not sure what to expect? Read on to find out exactly what a day at Fishing Fest is like!

The Day Of

  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. You'll arrive at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center for registration. This is where you'll receive your welcome goodie bag (we can't spoil the surprise!), can enjoy the entertainment provided by our radio sponsors (Z104, 94.9 The Point, 95.7 R&B, and 2WD), and will be directed to your fishing vessel.
  • 8:00 a.m. The boats will depart the Fishing Center and begin heading out to the Chesapeake Bay! During the ride out, enjoy the view and a continental breakfast. Plus, raffle tickets will be available for purchase! 
  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. The captain of your boat will do their best to put you right on top of the best fishing spots! Each angler will be provided their own fishing pole and bait, so you can start fishing as soon as the captain gives you the go ahead!  And not to worry if fishing isn't normally your thing....the mates on the boat will be there to bait your hooks and retrieve the fish when you catch one, if you'd like the help!
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. On the way back to the Fishing Center, a fun awards ceremony will take place for the children, to reward them for their catches of the day. Trophies are given out for the: Ugliest Fish, Prettiest Fish, Biggest 'Tale', and Most Fish!
  • 12:00 Once boats arrive back at the Fishing Center, lunch will be served, and you'll be able to claim your raffle prizes before heading home for the day!

Each year at Fishing Fest, we hold a raffle drawing at the luncheon, which includes a ton of fun, valuable prizes! Thanks to the generosity of local organizations and businesses, we have so many raffle prizes, that almost everyone walks away with something! 

How much are the raffle tickets?

Raffle tickets are sold for $5 per ticket OR get 5 raffle tickets for $20!

What kind of prizes are there?

Here's an idea of the type of prizes you could win!

  • 4-pack of tickets to Water Country
  • 4-pack of tickets to Busch Gardens
  • 4-pack of tickets to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
  • 4-pack of tickets to the Norfolk Zoo
  • Nautica Sunglasses
  • $50 WaWa giftcards
  • 4-pack of tickets to Cinema Cafe
  • $50 Aldo's giftcard
  • Cooking class at the Young Chef's Academy
  • $25 HK on the Bay giftcard
  • $25 Traditions Grill giftcard

....and so much more!

Drawing Contest

All children ages 12 and under are invited to submit their works of art, featuring creatures of the sea to be considered for this year's Fishing Fest t-shirt!

How To Enter

All drawings submitted for the contest should be no larger than a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper with the following information attached:

  • Artist's Name
  • Artist's Age
  • Guardian's Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

Drawings may be submitted in the following ways:

  • Mail to: ABNB Federal Credit Union, Attn: Marketing, 830 Greenbrier Circle, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • In person: Drawings may be dropped off at your nearest local ABNB branch location.
  • Email: High resolution, full color scans of drawings may be emailed to

All drawings are due by Thursday, May 25th to be eligible!

How To Win

All drawings submitted will be posted to our ABNB Facebook page for voting! Voting will take place starting Friday, May 26th and will close Monday, May 29th at 5:00 p.m. on the ABNB Facebook page! To make your vote, just sign into your Facebook account, then hit 'Like' on your favorite drawing! 

When the time comes, be sure to share your drawing with friends and family to get it the most votes!

The Prize

The winning drawing will win:

  • 2 tickets to attend this year's Fishing Fest with VIP treatment!
  • Plus, their drawing will appear on this year's t-shirt, which every attendee receives!

If you have any questions about this contest, please contact us at 757-523-5364.

Good Luck!