The Cayman Islands Yacht Club hosted its first Fishing Tournament and Fun Day despite torrential rains throughout the day on Saturday and on the basis of how well it went, the event is likely to become a popular annual fixture for anglers.
As well as the fishing, there were other activities to attract people. The grounds of the yacht club were transformed with numerous flags and banners, as well as a mini boat show courtesy of Pro Yacht, which had boats worth more than $3 million in total on display.
There were 35 registered boats with 140 anglers. “Trunk or Treat,” the pre-Halloween event hosted by Z99 radio, was also able to attract a number of little ones. Unfortunately, heavy showers limited the number of trick or treaters who were able to take advantage of the event.
The yacht club is already looking forward to hosting further fishing events in 2016.
Karl Noble was the chief organizer and is the senior manager of the Cayman Islands Yacht Club.
He said, “Everyone loved the one-day format and the amount of space at the yacht club.
They would like us to host more tournaments. The event was a treat for everyone who came out to witness it.”
For Noble, the highlights were the numbers of anglers who had not fished in quite a while who came out for the tournament, as well as the number of female anglers who took part.
“I was also pleased that, despite the rain, almost everyone stayed for the domino competition which was also a huge success with 12 teams participating,” Noble said.
Next year, the organizers will probably push the event to later in the year to improve their chances of better weather. “We will also encourage more junior anglers to take part,” Noble said.