Harbour House anchors Rooster

Harbour House Marina will play a big role in the ninth annual Rooster Shootout.

Rooster Radio has announced the marina will host its fishing tournament this weekend, 23-25 March, on Grand Cayman. The Shootout features more than $20,000 in cash and prizes awarded to anglers in numerous categories including wahoo, dolphin, tuna and marlin.

Aside from the new location, the tournament features a new prize category and a host of other improvements that will make this year the most exciting to date. Last year’s Shootout hosted 43 boats and 144 anglers. With the improvements to the Shootout for 2012, organizers, like Rooster General Sales Manager Cheryl Birch, expect an even larger turnout this year.

“The big news is that the weigh station location has been changed to Harbour House Marina, this year’s presenting sponsor,” Birch stated. “We’re certain that this venue will be convenient, comfortable and welcoming to returning fishermen each day of the tournament. Harbour House Marina sundry shop will be open, they have ice and fuel and will have a mechanic on site each day to assist any boat that may need a repair before heading back out the next day.”

Another innovation for 2012 includes a new category, “Rookie Boat,” for watercraft that have never before entered the Shootout. A popular element introduced at the 2011 Shootout will return in 2012, the District Cup. This category rewards the Cayman district that earns the most points from their top three scoring boats in the Shootout. The inaugural District Cup was awarded to George Town with their top three boats scoring a combined 58 points in the tournament.

Award categories for the 2012 Rooster Shootout include: individual prizes for top weight wahoo, dolphin and yellowfin tuna; heaviest combined weight per angler and Kirk Freeport will again sponsor the Captain Prize for the heaviest combined weight per boat. The Lady Angler, District Cup, Rookie Boat and the elusive Grand Whopper, sponsored by Burger King, are a few of the trophies up for grab for the participants this year.

Registration for the Rooster Shootout took place on Wednesday, which Ms Birch said had an ideal location.

“Guy Harvey’s Grill once again hosted the Shootout registration, providing an ideal backdrop for reminiscing about past tournaments and preparing for this years event,” Birch said.

Tournament sponsors include: Brit Cay, Aon, Relections Liquor for Less, Al La Kebab, Cayman Screen Print, Island Electronics, Burger King, Kirk Freeport, Hyde’s Agencies, Home Gas and Guy Harvey’s.

For more information, call 945-1166