Magic Lady Wins 2018 Marlin Madness
The Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association’s 38th International “Marlin Madness” tournament that was held on April 10th to 14th 2018, at Pigeon Point, Tobago, was once again a huge success with The Ministry of Sport as the main sponsors of the tournament.
The winning team Magic Lady, captained by Michael De Freitas and crew members Francois Mouttet, Glen Charlett, Roger Aleong, Barry Williams and Sean Mendonca released ten billfish to win the top prize of best boat. The team goes on to represent Trinidad in the Offshore World Championship in Quepos, Costa Rica in 2019.
Team Blue Fever, captained by Travis Ali, placed second overall with Pair a Dice, captained by George Bovell in third place.
There were seventeen boats of which four were from Grenada and one from Martinique. Of the eighty one anglers there were four female and one junior angler. Between them all, they released forty one Billfish, four Blue Marlin and thirty seven Sailfish. A total of 34.5 lbs. of Dolphin were brought to the scale.
Francois Mouttet, on board Magic Lady was named best overall angler and Allison Devaux on board Pair a Dice was named best female angler.
At the prize-giving function, the President of the TTGFA, Jonathan De La Rosa, complimented the teams for their outstanding performances.
De La Rosa thanked the many sponsors including the Ministry of Sport, The Office of the Prime Minister Sport and Culture Fund, Carib Brewery, Malabar Farms, Reel Tackle & Seafood Ltd, Casfab Ltd, AB Delima & Co, Gatorade and LP Marine.
PHOTO CAPTION: 2018 TTGFA “MARLIN MADNESS” WINNER, TEAM “MAGIC LADY ” COLLECT THEIR PRIZES AT THE PRIZE GIVING FUNCTION AT CROWN POINT BEACH HOTEL
Photo Credit : Ronald Daniel
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