TRINIDAD & TOBAGO GAME FISHING ASSOCIATION
#59 Pinewood Drive, Goodwood Gardens, Diego Martin, Trinidad, W. I.
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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