Nicholas is ready for more catches

The Sister Islands will soon host fishing excitement.

The Cayman Islands Angling Club reminds the public that the Cayman Brac Jackpot fishing tournament is taking place this weekend, 18-20 May. Anglers are eligible to fish around all three of Cayman’s islands.

Fishing hours are 7am-4.30pm with weigh stations being open 4.30-6pm at Carib Sands dock in the Brac and George Town’s Barcadere Marina. Residents can keep up with the action on the radio by tuning into channel 10 in Cayman Brac and channel 28 on Grand Cayman.

Over US$10,000 worth of prizes are on offer for the Jackpot. The biggest award is US$4,000 for the heaviest eligible fish caught in the Sister Islands. The Lawford Tatum Memorial prize offers US$1,500 for the heaviest dolphin caught in the Sister Islands.

Sanctioned by the angling club, the Jackpot is under International Game Fishing Association rules. No wire lines are permitted and the minimum eligible weight for wahoo and dolphin is 15 pounds while tuna catches must be at least 20lbs.

Anglers, like Nicholas Powery, can compete in Grand Cayman for all prizes except the $4,000 award and the Lawford Tatum Memorial. Prizegiving is slated for Sunday, 20 May, at 7.30pm at the Alexander Hotel in the Brac.

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