Fishing tournament to honor local angler

Burnis Ebanks, third from right, pictured with his siblings, from left, Lillis, Rayburn, Arlene, Clearstaine, and Gressmon at a family event in March, 2013. - Photo: Zeta Bodden

Registration is now open for the Burnis Ebanks “Lil’B” catch-and-release fishing tournament. The event will be held at Barkers Bay on the June public holiday, the Queen’s Birthday on Monday, June 13.

The tournament was planned by family and friends in memory of the late Mr. Ebanks, known to many as “Lil’B,” who lost his life while out snorkeling off West Bay.

Until he passed away in 2014 at age 78, Mr. Ebanks was an avid fisherman. Mr. Ebanks was a former seaman, carpenter, North Sound tourist guide and community barber.

There is no registration fee for the tournament but participants must bring their own fishing lines, bait and supplies, along with chairs and beach towels.

Fishing starts at 9 a.m. with a break for refreshments at 11 a.m. and the competition wraps up at 12:30 p.m.

“All are invited to come and enjoy a day of reminiscing, refreshments and relaxation,” said tournament coordinator Eziethamae Bodden.

For more information, call Ms. Bodden on 916-1559.