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About This Division

Virginia West Division covers the western portion of Virginia trying to minister to the folks of Virginia. We invite all those interested to fish with the Fishers of Men Tournament Trail. If you would like more information about our tournament trail please feel free to contact me at 434-841-1864. Or Email me at russnixon@fomntt.com

It is preferred you join the Fishers of Men from the home screen of the Fishers of Men web site. There is a join tab and you can fill out your personal information and choose the type memebership. Please don't forget to chose the division you are joining before hitting submitt.


To.enter the tournament you still can pay through paypal below or send a check to the director with an entry form for the tournament.


It is required you get your entry forms in 7 days prior to the tournament date. Anyone getting them in late will pay a $25 late fee.


This year in 2020 the east and west divisions will hold its 2nd annual commonwealth cup tournament. This tournament will not be used for entry into any other tournament or allow entry into the national championship. The top 20 teams from both divisions and the directors will compete east vs west and the largest accumulative weight between the divisions will be crowned the champion for that year. We will award payouts just like the regular tournament payout schedule allows for 42 boats and 1st through 3rd will be awarded trophys. More details to follow for the location of tournament.

There will be no friday night meeting or dinner. However competitors are required to be off the water the Friday before the tournament by 5pm.

Below is our standard rules for our tournaments for the rest of the season.

The covid 19 pandemic has caused our national office to make some decisions as it relates to the safety of our participants  moving forward the rest of the 2020 season our division will be run following these guide lines.

1. We will not have a Friday night meeting.

2. All registrations must be paid the friday before the tournament, we have a PayPal link so this should not be an issue. You can mail in the entry form and check if you wish but I must receive those on or before the Friday before the tournament. No entry forms or payments will be allowed the morning of the tournament.

3. We will maintain 6ft social distancing at all times. No hand shaking or gatherings at anytime.

4. We will have an on water devotional prior to blast off.

5. Blast off numbers will be given out at the ramp the morning of tournament.

6. All weigh inns will be tailored weigh in. We will call boat numbers for the weigh in. If you dont have fish to weigh when you get off the water and check in then tell the tournament director.

7. We will be calling teams up in threes. This way will not have more then 10 at the weigh scales at a time.

8. We will be spacing things out to make sure we are being safe for all persons at the tournament.

9. Competitors are asked to be patient as this is a new normal for this year and we will do our best to get folks in and out for weigh in as quickly and as safely as possible.

10. Because we are doing a trailered weighin, we may not set up the bump tanks and we ask all of you to use rejuvenate or other fish protectant in your livewells.

11. Awards will be given out, however if you prefer to have the awards mailed to you we can do that as well.


You must fill out an ENTRY FORM

2019 Fees
Enter Both Angler Names
Tournament Location

Director Information

Russell Nixon
172 Jumping Creek Ln.
Rustburg, VA 24588
(434) 841-1864

Division Chaplain

Tony McCraw tmccraw@mccrawinsurance.com Cell 276-233-6786

Division Events

Smith Mountain Lake  Smith Mountain Lake State Park  February 29, 2020  Results  
Lake Moomaw  Fortney Branch  May 30, 2020  Results  
Smith Mountain Lake  Smith Mountain Lake State Park  June 27, 2020  Results  
Philpott Lake  Twin Ridge Ramp  July 18, 2020  Results  
Leesville lake   Leesville Lake Marina  September 05, 2020  Results  
Smith Mountain Lake Commonwealth Cup  Smith Mountain Lake State Park  October 10, 2020  Results  

Division Standings

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