Last weekend saw one of Cayman’s
biggest fishing tournaments take place.
The second annual Barcadere Classic
took place on Saturday and Sunday off the waters of Grand
Some 27 boats and 108 anglers took
part in the competition which saw weigh-ins in the evenings at the Barcadere
marina in George Town.
Three Dolphins, five Yellowfin Tunas
and 23 Wahoos above the minimum size were weighed in during the event.
The Bare Assets crew were as
consistent as ever as they claimed the heaviest dolphin. Angler Lincoln Hurlstone
reeled in the mighty 26.8 pound catch.
In second was Royce Ebanks aboard
Strike Force. His catch weighed in at 25.7lbs.
Nick Jones gained major props
aboard Pura Vida. Not only did the young man catch the heaviest Yellowfin Tuna
at 67lbs but it also doubled as the heaviest fish caught in the whole
The second heaviest Yellowfin Tuna
was caught by Will Jones aboard Pura Vida and weighed 60.3 pounds.
With Wahoo season ongoing it’s no
surprise a lot of Wahoo species were being hooked. By Sunday evening three big
Wahoos had been caught.
The heaviest Wahoo was 54.3lbs and
was nabbed by Al Parsons aboard Strike Force. Crew member Des Ebanks was not
far off with a 52.1lb catch.
Coming in third place was Billy
Pennington aboard Deep Thought who hooked a 50.4lbs catch.
Monday evening’s awards ceremony
saw other anglers given prizes at the Macabuca Lounge. Samara Pesuad won the lady
angler prize for catching a Yellowfin Tuna weighing 56.4 pounds aboard Wastin
Curtis Hester was awarded the
Junior angler prize for catching a 42.8 pound Wahoo aboard Yorkshire Rose.
In all some CI$21,000 was made
available in cash prizes to the winners. Some 10 sponsors made those prizes
On the whole it was a solid family
outing as about two dozen people came out to the weigh-ins each day to see what
All got added excitement in the
form of a catboat race put on by the Cayman Catboat Club on Sunday. In all some
10 catboats navigated the seas in the face of strong breezes.
Ultimately Kem Jackson, Cayman’s
expert on catboats, grabbed the props with a first place showing on his white
and blue Captain D boat.