Anglers will cash in

Many fishermen will collect a nice cash windfall on Saturday. 

The awards ceremony for the 10th annual Rooster Shootout takes place tomorrow at 7pm at Red Snapper (formerly Brickhouse restaurant) in Grand Harbour. The presentations come after the fishing tournament, sanctioned by the Cayman Islands Angling Club, concluded last weekend. 

Rooster sales manager Cheryl Birch said Saturday’s ceremony will be a banquet with plenty of fishy stories. 

“Moving the banquet to Saturday night gives us the flexibility to make a full evening of it, starting with dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the awards presentation and other entertainment as the anglers continue to tell their latest fishing tales,” Birch said. 

A number of big catches were seen in the tournament. Stu Forster and Jarrett Nicholson of Tuna Monster nabbed a 72.5 pound yellowfin tuna, the competition’s biggest fish. Vince Ramgeet of Fish-a-Holic had 65.9-pound tuna and Caroline Paffenroth of Hog Heaven nabbed a 56.6-pound tuna. 

Randy Ebanks of Knotty Buoy had the heaviest wahoo at 57.5 pounds, Daniel Stewart of Outcast had a 46.7-pound catch and Justin Ebanks of Blue Moon placed third with a 34.4-pound wahoo. 

Dwayne Lee of Knotty Buoy had the heaviest dolphin at 24.5 pounds, Douglas Ebanks of Blue Moon had a 19.5-pound catch and Greg Hall of On a Line had a 15.2-pound fish.