Anglers must wait

At first it looked like March was
going to be a major fishing month.

A pair of notable tournaments was
slated to take place in between last month’s Barcadere Classic and next month.

Now the focus is squarely on April
after weather has caused postponements.

The third annual Cayman Swordfish
Challenge has now been pushed back until April 9-10. Registration is slated to
take place April 8 at Kirk Marine.

Part of the reason for the
postponement is guest speakers from the US slated to give a talk about
local fish are unable to make it here now.

Rough seas and generally sub-par
fishing weather the first two weekends this month were also a factor.

For the record this weekend’s
weather forecast, according to the government website, is 15-20 knot winds to
the south-east with moderate-rough seas with wave heights of three to six feet.
Swells are expected for Saturday.

The eighth annual Rooster Shootout
tournament has been rescheduled for April 16-18. Registration takes place April
14th at Guy Harvey’s.

A press release from Hurley’s
Entertainment (which owns Rooster 101FM) states safety concerns as the chief reason
for its postponement.

The result is four angling
competitions are slated to take place every weekend next month. The Rooster
Shootout, Brac Jackpot (slated for April 24-25) and the Cayman
islands International Fishing Tournament (April 30) happen after
the Swordfish Challenge.

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