Shelly nabs the big one

Shelly Ware is among the Cayman anglers who had big catches at the recent Rooster Shootout.

Ware caught the fishing tournament’s third biggest wahoo at 43.6 pounds. She was aboard Hog Heaven alongside celebrity angler Charles Ebanks and Carolyn and Harvey Paffenroth.

Ware, who had her catch weighed at the Harbour House Marina dock, would finish behind Chris Kirkconnell. He would nab a 47.6lb wahoo on Blue Diamond alongside Gerald and Daniel Kirkconnell, Jordan Hartmann and Peter Wight. Peyton Wight was the runner-up with a 47lb catch aboard Still Chasin, featuring Gary Rutty, Adrian Ebanks, Billy McLaughlin and Gannon Rutty.

Other notable catches included a 72.8lb yellowfin tuna caught by Albert McLean on Too Lucky and a 38.2lb dolphin nabbed by Jordan Hartmann.