More fishing action is upcoming on
The Rotary Club of Cayman Brac is
set to host the Barracuda Bonanza fishing tournament this weekend. Throughout
the day on Saturday, 12 June the Rotary Club will host anglers of all ages
under the the theme of “Get hooked on fishing, not on drugs.”
Registration for the tournament
takes place on Friday June 11 5:30pm-8pm at the Cayman Brac Museum. A
registration fee of CI$100 is in effect. Completed registration forms may also
be submitted to any current members of the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac anytime
before the end of official registration at 8pm.
A particular emphasis is on young
anglers for the tournament. Entry in the event is free for juniors aged 18
years-old and younger. However to be eligible to win prize money in the adult
category the entry fee must be paid at registration. The biggest prize on offer
is CI$1000 for the angler (adult or junior) who catches the heaviest barracuda (on
a boat with at least two children present). Food will be for sale at the weigh
station at Panama Canal in Creek from 2pm onward with an awards ceremony taking
place in the evening.
News of the barracuda tournament
comes after last month’s Brac Jackpot fishing tournament. West Bay native
Edward Kerr walked away with US$5,500 for nabbing a 33.4lb wahoo (heaviest eligible
Sister Islands catch and biggest wahoo) in Cayman Brac aboard Morning Spirit.
Brac angler Jackie Ebanks, aboard Can Do, caught a 28lb dolphin that fetched
him US$2,000 (the Lawford Tatum memorial trophy of US$1,500 for the heaviest
dolphin in the Sister Islands and US$500 for the third heaviest dolphin in the
The biggest catch in the tournament
actually came from Peter Wight in Grand Cayman. Aboard Trouble Maker Wight
nabbed a 72.4lb yellowfin tuna, which also nabbed him US$2,000.
In all some 17 boats and roughly 68
anglers registered for the tournament. Of that number nine boats competed in
Cayman Brac while eight crews hit the seas around Grand Cayman. Interestingly
only two female anglers took part in the event and none of them won the female
angler prize of US$500.