Author: Joe Shields

Joe Shields is the editor of The Virginia Sportsman. He is a writer and marketer based in Charlottesville, Virginia. His writing and photography have appeared in The Virginia Sportsman and other publications. Whether fly fishing or surfing, he loves the outdoors and celebrates the sporting life and culture in his narratives.

Keep Fish Wet

2020, Featured, Fly Fishing

Nonprofit Bridges Gap Between Science and Angling Communities

Read More

Can You Catch Tarpon in Virginia?

2020, Fly Fishing, Staff's Picks

We departed Virginia Beach at 5:45 a.m. and headed for the Eastern Shore. The sun rose from the sea as we travelled over the Chesapeake Bay...

Read More

South River Preserve’s River Restoration

2020, Editor's Picks

Hilliard Estate & Land Management Helps Landowners Restore a Stretch of the South River In our Winter 2019 issue, we featured Jimmy...

Read More

Maiden Voyage

2019, Featured, Sailing

Women Tackle the High Seas and Prejudice in Round-The-World Sailing Documentary

Read More

Seigler Fishing Reels Puts the Customer First

2020, Featured, Fly Fishing

Innovative Fishing-Reel Manufacturer Thrives in Virginia Beach...

Read More