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Beers and fishing with Prince Philip on the South Sound

Businessman and former politician Burns Rutty on Friday recounted the story of when he took Prince Philip on a fishing trip in South Sound during the duke’s first visit to the Cayman Islands in 1962.

Quarantine requirement lifted for offshore fishing

Fishermen casting their nets outside of territorial waters are no longer required to quarantine upon return, according to a Port Port Authority notice posted over the weekend.

Jimmy Houston gets hooked on Cayman

The man dubbed ‘America’s favourite fisherman’ is bringing Cayman’s waters back to the airwaves this week.

Catches abound at Cayman International Fishing Tournament

The grand prize winner in the Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament earlier this month for the Billfish Release Jackpot was team Hottarass.

Big prizes in Cayman Billfish Rundown

There were fewer fish than a lot of participants were hoping for, but plenty of cash awards as the first Cayman Billfish Rundown wrapped up three days of competition on Friday.

Fishing competition offers US$520,000 in prizes

More than half a million dollars are up for grabs starting Tuesday when more than 35 boats head to sea for the first three-day Cayman Billfish Rundown competition.

Fishing tournament postponed due to rough seas

Organisers of the Burger King Big Fish tournament, scheduled for this weekend, announced Wednesday that the event has been postponed because of unfavourable weather.
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Second annual BK Big Fish tournament set for March 22-24

Sponsor Burger King has announced dates for the second running of the BK Big Fish fishing tournament, a three day event with over $55,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. The contest will take place March 22-24.

​Cayman to host fishing event with major prizes

The inaugural Cayman Billfish Rundown, a multi-day fishing tournament, has been announced for May 14-17, 2019.

Anglers struggle to find big fish at 8th Kirk Slam

In past years, winners of the annual Kirk Slam Dolphin Tournament have brought in hauls of 100 pounds or more in dolphinfish, known commonly as mahi-mahi.

Kirk Slam Tournament welcomes anglers

It is time to dust off those rods and reels and get boat engines prepped and ready for the 8th Annual Kirk Slam Dolphin Tournament, happening on Saturday and Sunday.

‘Gressy’ memorial fishing tournament held

Family and friends of the late Gressmon Ebanks converged on Barkers Beach on Easter Monday for the third annual Gressy Fishing Tournament.
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Police name man who died in fishing incident

Dorriel McLean, a 76-year-old resident of West Bay, was identified by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Wednesday as the man who passed away Monday after getting into difficulty while fishing in North Side.

Whoppers galore at Big Fish tournament

Burger King Cayman Islands hosted its inaugural fishing tournament, the BK Big Fish, from March 16–18 at the Barcadere Marina, in association with Cayman Islands Angling Club and the MS Foundation of Grand Cayman.
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Man dies after North Side fishing incident

An elderly man died Monday afternoon after getting into difficulty while in the water fishing off Rum Point Road in North Side, according to police.

A big fish story: Meet the chef who catches what he cooks

When a 72-pound tuna latched onto Roman Kleinrath’s line a couple of weeks ago, he knew he had a fight on his hands.

Fishing tournament has Barkers abuzz

Barkers bay was filled with campers, participants and spectators at the second annual Gressy Barkers Bay Fishing Tournament on Easter Monday, April 17.

The People Time Forgot: Ronald Martin Ebanks

Ronald Martin Ebanks was known as one of West Bay’s top fishermen.

East End fishermen continue to feed family from the sea

The East End fishing community is proud of its fishing heritage.

Family event remembers Burnis ‘Lil’ B’ Ebanks

A cool spell and overcast skies over the Queen’s Birthday weekend made for a perfect day as extended family got together for a fishing tournament to remember Burnis “Lil’B” Ebanks.

Brac Jackpot anglers reel in winners

A total of 31 boats and more than 100 registered anglers took part in the 2016 Cayman Brac Jackpot fishing tournament over the recent...

Conservation Council in spear conundrum

The National Conservation Council has raised concerns that its responsibility for renewing spear fishing licenses may conflict with its legal duty to protect threatened fish species.

Fishing tournament to honor local angler

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.

Let’s go fishing

Meet Captain Jake McTaggart from Cayman Offshore Adventures. This young entrepreneur has just fulfilled a lifetime dream and is now the proud owner of a 32-foot Permacraft and ready to start his deep-sea fishing excursions.

Fishing line bins open on Sister Islands

Helping keep Cayman’s waters and shoreline clean just got a little easier in the Sister Islands.

Two young boys among five people missing at sea

Three men and two boys, ages 9 and 11, were missing at sea Monday afternoon as fears grew for their safety following the discovery of their capsized fishing boat.

Fishing Tournament to honor ‘Gressy’

In the spirit of tradition, family and friends are planning a fishing tournament in memory of the late Gressmon Ebanks.

The People Time Forgot: Erskin Ebanks

Depending on the weather, every morning, just as the sun was rising (except on Sundays) Erskin Ebanks would cautiously maneuver his 12-foot boat over the West Bay ironshore and head out to sea.

Revised marine parks plan put forward

A new system of marine parks, turning 40 percent of Cayman’s coastal waters into no-fishing zones, has gone to Cabinet for approval.

CCMI: Reefs face bigger threats than Allen’s yacht

Damage caused to a Cayman Islands coral reef by Paul Allen’s mega-yacht is troubling and ironic, but it is far from the greatest threat facing the fragile ecosystem, according to the head of Little Cayman’s Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

CCMI: Reefs face bigger threats than Allen’s yacht

Damage caused to a Cayman Islands coral reef by Paul Allen’s mega-yacht is troubling and ironic, but it is far from the greatest threat facing the fragile ecosystem, according to the head of Little Cayman’s Central Caribbean Marine Institute.

The fishermen of Bodden Town

Hugh Bush, Kevin Levy, Olson Levy, John Andrews, Truman, Tony and Ronnie Minzett, Marko Whittaker and Bradley McLaughlin are all from a long line of Caymanian fishermen.

50 years ago: Fishing and marine conservation

In the Feb. 9, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch reported: “Dr. and Mrs. C.P. Idyll made a brief visit to the islands a fortnight ago. Dr. Idyll is chairman of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Miami, member of the faculty of the University of Miami Department of Research and Fisheries and instructor of marine science."

Sollie Ebanks, the king of North Sound

In his time Solomon “Sollie” Ebanks was known as the King of North Sound. He knew the waters of the sound better than the huge...

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