Camana Bay really got hooked

Last weekend was a fruitful time for local anglers.

Sunday saw the finale of the annual Fishing for Community Service angling tournament.

Put on by the Lions Club and Rotary Club of Grand Cayman the event saw some 70 anglers scour the waters of Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac over two days.

The crowd of some 60 onlookers would be treated to a bevy of big catches at the weigh station at the newly opened Camana Bay dock (which went into use for the first time for the tournament).

Shocking the scales would be the 86.6 pound whopper of a Yellowfin Tuna reeled in by angler Lincoln Hurlstone and the crew of Bare Assests.

Hurlstone and company nabbed the fish Sunday morning on 60 mile bank 60 miles northwest of Grand Cayman.

For their efforts the crew walked off with a cool $2000 first place prize.

Claiming CI$1000 in second place was Reece Hester and the Yorkshire Rose crew. Hester caught a tuna that weighed 47 pounds in pickle bank 80 miles northeast of Grand Cayman.

In third was female angler Shelly Ware who turned in a 41.13 pound tuna along with the Wasten Time crew in the 60 mile bank.

Ware would walk away with a good amount of money. In addition to her CI$500 third place prize she also nabbed CI$1000 for having the biggest catch among female anglers.

Douglas Ebanks and the Blue Moon crew had the biggest Wahoo at 44.13 pounds on Sunday. They earned a CI$2000 first place prize for their efforts.

Ian Paradieu of Bare Assets was second with a 37.11 pound catch while Gary Hester of Yorkshire Rose was third at 35.05lbs.

Curtis Hester had the biggest Barracuda catch for the junior anglers at 14.16 pounds. Ryan Barnett made all the other top five catches in the category.

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