Team “Remedy” were victorious in the Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association (TTGFA) Junior Angler Tournament which was held at the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club (TTYC) in Bayshore, Trinidad on Saturday 9th of July , 2011. ...Their winning team’s catch totalled 172lbs. Team “Anger Management” placed second with a total of 114lbs. Team “Outcast” with a total catch of 86lbs came third overall.
The heaviest fish (14.10lbs King Fish) was caught by Simon Bernard on board “Mama Mia”. The second heaviest fish (14.06lbs King Fish) was reeled in by Nicholas Bernard also on board “Mama Mia”.
TTGFA’s President, Reginald Mac Lean said “despite warnings of possible rainy weather there was a total of ninety three (93) junior anglers that participated in the tournament on twenty seven (27) boats. Sixty seven (67) anglers were male while twenty (26) were female. He gave a breakdown of the catch “A total of 954lbs of fish made the scale. 639lbs of King Fish. 29lbs of Carite. 122lbs of Cavali. 56lbs of Bacchine and 106lbs of Bonito”.
Mac Lean continued “This year was the 13th Anniversary of hosting this tournament and we are especially happy at the level of sponsorship we have received throughout the years. This year the Beacon Insurance Company, Capri-Sun, Oreo and Colombina were our major sponsors. Without these and other sponsors, tournaments like this one will be impossible to host, so we are very grateful to these companies”.
TTGFA’s Vice President, Marylin Sheppard said “The TTGFA is again very pleased to have assisted several charities with over 400lbs of fish which was donated to various charities including the Rainbow Rescue, Sophia’s House, St. Jude’s, Christ Child Convalescent Home and the Battered Women’s House”. She continued “It’s a great way to teach these very young anglers the importance of sharing your catch and ensuring that what is taken from the sea is not wasted. This is all part of our organization’s conservation efforts and educating the anglers from an early age is a key component in the exercise”.