Trinidad And Tobago Game Fishing Association

A Dream Finish for ”El Sueno” in King Fish Tournament. By Steven Valdez – PRO of the TTGFA.

Team “El Sueno” was victorious in the Well Services King Fish Tournament which was held on June 11th and 12th, 2011. Captain Nicholas Mackenzie along with c...rew members, Marc Rostant, Jean Paul Rostant, and Paul Gabriel caught over 100lbs of King Fish over the two days.

Team “Hydro Therapy” placed second in the Best Boat category. The team was captained by Ricardo Garcia along with crew members, Michael Garcia, Luke Graham, Troy Rodriguez, Joseph De Silva and Ross Garcia. They were successful in catching over 88lbs of King Fish. Third place went to team “Machapure” which was captained by Anthony Telfer with crew members, Carl Leung, Winston Chong Ashing and Andre De Lapeyrouse.

Angler, Jean Paul Rostant of team “El Sueno” caught a 32lbs 8 ounces King Fish which turned out to be the largest fish of the two day annual tournament. The second largest King Fish was caught by Norman Sabga on board “Afunday”. The third largest King Fish was caught by Joseph De Silva of team “Hydro Therapy”.

Mathew Vilain of team “Anger Management” won the best Junior angler. There were no female angler winners despite the fact that three of them took part in the tournament. Richard De Vertueil of team ‘Houdini” won biggest Cavali (17lbs) and Chelsea Locke of team “Fire One” won biggest Wahoo (31lbs)

One hundred and seventeen (117) anglers participated on twenty seven (27) boats during the tournament. Most of the boats were far more successful on the first day than they were on the second as they fished along Trinidad’s north western peninsula and along the north coast including Paria, Las Cuevas and Maracas Bay. A total of 482lbs of King Fish, 60lbs of Wahoo and 61lbs of Cavali made it to the scale over the two days. The Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association (TTGFA) tournament committee restricts the qualifying fish to nothing more than 7 lbs in order to protect the young fish.

In all TT$35,000.00 in prizes were distributed on the prize giving night which was held on Tuesday 14th of June, 2011 at the Sweet Water Marina in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. At the prize giving function, tournament chairman, Paul Thompson thanked the sponsor, Well Services Group of Companies for making this tournament a success each year. He mentioned that the Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association (TTGFA) on behalf of it’s sponsors donated over 500lbs of fish to the Christ Child Convalescent Home and the Rainbow Rescue on the first day of the tournament. To find out about future tournaments readers can log on to 

Caption: The winning team “El Sueno” collect their trophy from the sponsor, Peter de Silva on the prize giving night at the Sweet Water Marina in Chaguaramas

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