Veteran Angler Charters

Veteran Angler Charters is a 501(c)3 non-profit that partners with charter boats throughout New England to provide no-cost saltwater fishing trips to disabled veteran of all branches of the armed services.

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Good evening everyone - just wanted to take a minute to send out a sincere thank you to Pam Tameo and the West Bay Anglers Meat Raffle for somehow, some way, in the middle of a pandemic, with a cancelled raffle, coming up with an incredibly generous donation to our program this week. I don't know how she did it. On behalf of all the veterans we serve, our deepest thanks to Pam and everyone in the West Bay Angler family. This is above and beyond the call. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hope is everyone is well and staying warm ... I wanted to take a quick moment to send a thank you out to the American Legion Griswold Post 79 of Madison, CT, for making a very generous donation to our program this past week. Post 79 has been very generous to our program in the past, and even with limited opportunities to fundraise this year, they still extended themselves to support us once again. Thank you American Legion Griswold Post 79-Madison CT! Capt. Kathy
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A very warm and gracious group. Thanks to their support that continues even in a pandemic. Thanks to a great American legion post.

Good morning all ... I think most people would agree it is high time we said goodbye to 2020! As we close out the 2020 season, we are proud and humbled that we were able to accomplish so much under such unusual circumstances. This past year posed considerable challenges to our program; the pandemic resulted in a late start, and our groups were smaller to abide by each state's guidelines for social distancing. In addition, many of our regular government associated groups (VA and satellite centers) were unable to take any trips at all. Yet, despite the challenges of 2020, we were still able to complete 39 trips this season, enabling 199 deserving veterans to be able to spend a day out on the water.

Some highlights of this most unusual year included VAC's first 'head boat' trip, which took place on August 20 aboard the Mijoy out of Niantic, CT. The Mijoy trip enabled us to take out 30 veterans at once while providing ample room to safely distance. The feedback was so positive we're looking forward to doing something similar in 2021. In addition, 2020 saw the welcome addition of Capt. Chris Gergely of Double Trouble Sportfishing to our fleet. Capt. Chris fishes out of Westerly, RI, and his addition expands not only our fleet, but our season - Capt. Chris fishes well into November.

Tom and I would like to thank everyone in the VAC family for their efforts this season. We are all volunteers, and it really does 'take a village' to make this work. A special thank you to all those organizations (Warwick Police Department! Team Togzilla!) and individuals who donated to our program this year - we can't do it without you!

Be well everyone, and have a healthy, happy, and safe New Year. Although winter is upon us, we are busy planning for the 2021 season and look forward to seeing you out on the water!
Capt. Kathy
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Happy New Years to all at VAC! Keep up the great work!

You've always proven to make the most of whatever is available. Looking forward to increasing our support in 2021 as we put 2020 in the rearview.

Keep up the great work! Thank you!

Great job Capt Kathy Granfield, looking forward to a better 2021.

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