Brac fishermen reel in big ones

A number of anglers recently earned props in the Sister Islands.

The Cayman Brac Jackpot fishing tournament went off as scheduled this month. Fishermen trolled the waters around Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac with weigh-in taking place at the Barcadere Marina in George Town and Carib Sands dock in the Brac.

Artlee Evans had the heaviest catch of the tournament with 63.2 pound yellowfin tuna. As the fish was caught in the Sister Islands, he took home US$4,000 from CICO and WestStar TV plus an additional US$1,500 from the Flowers Group (for the heaviest tuna).

Billy Pennington had the second heaviest tuna at 58.8lbs, earning US$750 from Kirk Freeport. Bruce Bush had the third heaviest catch at 56.4lbs to nab US$500 from Alexander Hotel owner Cleveland Dilbert.

Dayne Brady had the heaviest dolphin at 36.6lbs, earning US$1,500 from Ernst and Young. Thomas Whorms had the second heaviest catch at 33lbs, earning $750 from Scott’s Marine. Whorms nabbed his fish in the Sister Islands, earning him the Lawford Tatum Memorial prize, US$1,500 from Home Gas and a watch from Kirk Freeport.

Douglas Ebanks had the third heaviest dolphin at 29.6lbs, earning $500 from sponsor Cleveland Dilbert. The North Sider would team up with crime fighter Edward Azan once again. Azan had the heaviest wahoo at 44.9lbs, which earned him US$1,500 from sponsor Jude Scott (which was in memory of Layman Scott).

Wayne Kirkconnell hooked the second heaviest wahoo at 35.7lbs, good enough for US$750 from sponsor Moses Kirkconnell. Wayne would also claim the grand slam prize of US$1,000 after nabbing 82.1lbs of fish. Wayne Panton had the third heaviest wahoo at 34.6lbs, which earned US$500.

Chevala Burke was the top female angler with a 23.6lb dolphin and won US$500. Zachary Bodden was the best junior angler with a 19.3lb dolphin, earning US$500 from Cayman National Bank and a phone from LIME. The oldest registered angler, Thom Guyton Senior, won a spinning reel from Kirk Marine.

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