$100,000 hook

Fishing reaches its pinnacle with
Cayman’s most prestigious tournament next weekend.

The Cayman Islands International
Fishing Tournament takes place 26 April-4 May. This tournament draws participants
from around the world attempting to capture cash and prizes in excess of
US$100,000.

The tournament caters to many anglers
such as juniors (under 16), ladies, visiting anglers and rookie anglers. There
is also two boat classes which help to spread the prizes around, these are for boats
26 feet and under and boats over 26 feet. In each boat category there are
prizes for first, second and third heaviest wahoo, dolphin and yellowfin tuna. 

Prizes for breaking the Cayman
records for Dolphin, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna will each be rewarded with US$10,000
respectfully.  US$50,000 will be awarded
for the heaviest Blue Marlin over 587 pounds.

Visiting judges for this year’s
event are George Poveromo, Buddy Davis and Craig Watson.  George is a fishing show host with ESPN and
will be filming a fishing show in Cayman later this year. 

Buddy is a famous builder of custom
Sport Fishing Yachts in North
Carolina. 
Craig is a Marine Biologist from Florida.

 The tournament this year has additional prizes
such as: Lady angler releasing the most Blue Marlins US$2,500, angler with the
most weight US$1,000 and the angler with the most Blue Marlin releases has been
increased to US$10,000.

Tournament registration is on 26 April
at the Alexander Hotel in Cayman Brac and 27 April at The Grand Caymanian
Resort (now called the Ramada) in Grand Cayman. 

Fishing days are 29 April-2-May
with the weigh station at the Barcadere Marina. Prize giving will be held on 4
May at The Grand Caymanian.

The biggest catch in last year’s
tournament was a 74 pound, two ounce Yellowfin Tuna caught by Teddy Gadoury
aboard the Prowla.

For more information, visit
www.fishcayman.com.

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