We would like to thank our sponsors and those who fished the tournament over the years!


The Chesterfield Professional Firefighters Rockfish Derby was first held in 2008 in memory of our fallen brother Joe Newsome. Joe died in the spring of 2007 leaving behind a wife, two children and many shocked and saddened friends. Joe loved being in the outdoors, especially scouting trips with his sons. The Rockfish Derby was held each November/December in Deltaville, VA. The boat on the tournament shirt is named the “Captain Joe” in his honor. 2015 was the final year for the Rockfish Derby. We have decided to suspend the tournament so that we may focus our efforts on new events.


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Results of the 2010 Rockfish Derby

1st Place – Chris Bristow
2nd Place – Chris Long
3rd Place – Jeff Edwards

Results of the 2013 Rockfish Derby

1st Place: Jimbo Smith
2nd Place: Greg Drummond
3rd Place: Mike Oakes

Results of the 2011 Rockfish Derby

1st -Jeff Edwards
2nd -Bobby Lukhard
3rd -Luke Weida

Results of the 2014 Rockfish Derby

1st Place: Brandon Coleman
2nd Place: Charlie Knowles
3rd Place: Chuck Jones

Results of the 2012 Rockfish Derby

1st place Charles Bonnell
2nd Place Pete Talley
3rd Place Greg McCarraher

Results of the 2015 Rockfish Derby

1st Place: Robert Hammock
2nd Place: Trevor Adams
3rd Place: Bill Slack