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Press Release: Trinidad Tarpon Thunder 2018 August 6th 2018


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Press Release: Trinidad Tarpon Thunder 2018
August 6th 2018

Trinidad Tarpon Thunder was held on August 4th to 5th 2018 at Island Yacht Charters, Gasparee Island. This is a full release tournament with great prizes going to anglers and teams that tally the most points during 3 sessions over one and a half days. A total of 11 boats entered the tournament with 58 anglers which included 8 juniors and 1 female angler.   
This year we had 198 Tarpon released during the tournament, with 72 releases in the 1st session, 62 releases in the 2nd session and 64 in the 3rd session.  

The prize categories are listed below.                                                    

Category                          Angler                          Boat                          Time
1st Tarpon Released                Dominic Wallace                   Mapepire                          5.37 am

Category                          Angler                          Boat                          Points
Best Foreign Angler                  Mark Zillar                           Monsta                             800
Most Lure Released                  Chad Chu Cheong                Ramajay                           200
Most Stick Releases                 Fernando Navarro                 Monsta                            400
Best Junior Angler                    Chad Ferrreira                       Scatter Brain                    300
Best Female Angler                  Amanda Hosein                    E Z Going                         100
3rd Best Male Angler                Luke De Gannes                   Mapepire                          1000 
2nd Best Male Angler               Christian Valdez                   Mapepire                          1400
1st Best Male Angler                Dominic Wallace                   Mapepire                          1700

Best Boats
5th          Moet               1400
4th          Moisturizer     2100
3rd          Monsta           3000
2nd         Ramajay          3200
1st          Mapapire         6200

The 1st Place Boat winners Mapepire, won the top prize with an invitation to compete in the Offshore World Championship in Costa Rica in 2019. Where they will have the chance to compete with the Top anglers from all over the world. Other prizes for anglers included Rods and Reels, Yamaha Generators, fishing accessories from Guy Harvey, Tarpon Photos Etc.
Thank you to our Sponsors: Carib, Purity Water, Gatorade,  Real Marketing Limited, LP Marine, Reel Tackle and Seafood, Elee Agencies Ltd(Yamaha), Mamac Ceramics Trinidad, Island Yacht Charters and Monsta Tarpon.

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