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Press Release

July 31st 2017




Trinidad Tarpon Thunder was held on Saturday 29th to 30th July 2017 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.   

This year this tournament showed the most Tarpon released since starting over 10 years ago.  We had 130 releases in the 1st session, 139 releases in the 2nd session and 78 in the 3rd session for a total of 347 Tarpon released unharmed during the two days of fishing.  Team Moisturizer has also broken a record of the most releases in one session, with a total of 33 releases. 


A total of 14 boats entered the tournament which included 74 anglers - 2 juniors (1 male & 1 female) 4 female anglers and 68 male anglers, this included 5 foreign anglers from the USA.   See below for the full list of winners.                                                         



Category                                            Angler                                  Boat                     Time

1st Tarpon Released                           Ruslan Mammadli                Animal                  5.36 am


Category                                           Angler                                  Boat                      Points

Best Foreign Angler                            Clay Padgett                        Animal                   900

Most Stick Releases                            Francios Mouttet                 Psyche                    2 Releases

Best Junior Angler (female)                 Francis Mouttet                   Psyche                    1000

Best Female Angler                             Francis Mouttet                   Psyche                   1000

3rd Best Male Angler                          Francios Mouttet                 Psyche                   1600

2nd Best Male Angler                         Alan De Verteuil                  D'Rog                     1600

1st Best Male Angler                          Simon Bernard                     D'Rog                     1700




Top 10 Boats                                                     

10th       Cheri Bomb                 900

9th         Dilligaf                      1000

8th         Taz                            1200

7th         Psyche                       3400

6th         Animal                       3500

5th         Ramajay                     3800

4th         Silva Hook                  4300

3rd         Moisturizer                4600

2nd        Mapapire                    4800

1st         D'Rog                         7000



The 1st Place Boat winners D’Rog, won the top prize with an invitation to compete in the Offshore World Championship in Costa Rica in 2018.  Where they will have the chance to compete with the Top anglers from all over the world.  Other prizes for anglers included Okuma Rods and Reels, Yamaha Generators, fishing accessories from Guy Harvey, Tarpon Photo blocks. Etc.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Ministry of Sport, Carib Pilsner, Purity Water, Gatorade,  Real Marketing Limited, LP Marine (Guy Harvey), Reel Tackle and Seafood, Elee Agencies Ltd(Yamaha), Island Yacht Charters and Monsta Tarpon.

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