Azzan Sherieff caught an early Christmas present on Cayman’s high seas.
The young man would take home $2,500 for two big dolphin catches in the recent All Tackle fishing tournament, put on by the Cayman Islands Angling Club. The tournament concluded earlier this month, with weigh-in at the Barcadere Marina, after inclement weather split up fishing days into two rounds.
Sherieff, alongside his sister Brandi Sherieff, would nab fish weighing 24 and 17 pounds aboard Lady Luck 2. The heaviest and third-heaviest dolphins earned cash prizes of $2,000 and $500, sponsored by the angling club and A.L. Thompson’s Home Depot respectively. Azzan also took home a watch from Kirk Freeport.
Drake Hepp caught the second heaviest dolphin, weighing 20.3lbs, aboard Blue Diamond and earned $1,000 sponsored by the angling club.
The Sea Bird crew walked away with $3,000 as captain Kevin Wall had the heaviest wahoo and Jason Begg-Smith produced the second heaviest yellowfin tuna. The wahoo weighed 40.7lbs, earned $2,000 from the angling club and a Kirk Freeport watch. The tuna weighed 32.5lbs and earned $1,000 from the Animal House.
Domino Effect dominated the tuna category, earning $2,500 from the angling club. Leon Dilbert nabbed the third heaviest catch at 33.2lbs, earning $500. Albert McLean had the top tuna at 34.9lbs, good enough for $2,000 and a watch sponsored by Kirk Freeport.
In the wahoo segment, Charles Ebanks had the third heaviest catch at 40lbs aboard Naut Wukin. He earned $500 from the angling club plus an additional $500 fuel voucher from the Barcadere Marina for being the angling club member with the heaviest fish. Edging out Ebanks would be hockey star Eric Mildenberger, with a 40.3lb wahoo aboard Real Crazy 2 that fetched $1,000 from Tomlinson Furniture.
John ‘Jojo’ Sperandeo caught a 25.1lb wahoo, the biggest catch by a junior angler. Sperandeo received a rod and reel combo sponsored by Kirk Marine. Shelly Ware’s 37.2lb wahoo was the heaviest fish for a lady angler, which earned her $250 from the angling club.
Competitive angling is now on a holiday break until next year’s Barcadere Classic on 9-10 February, 2013.