17th Annual Fishing tournament set for this weekend
ZIZ News…Oct 21 2011 – One of the chief organizers of the annual Fishing tournament held in Nevis, Mr. Arthur Anslyn is confident that the 17th annual tournament which will be held this weekend will be an exciting affair.
Anslyn noted that the tournament has grown in leaps and bounds over the years and is now attracting more participants from more islands.
The participants who commenced arriving on Thursday represent such islands as: St.Maarten; Saba; Antigua, Montserrat; Guadeloupe, St.Thomas, St.Baths; St.Kitts and host country Nevis.
Anslyn further noted that Nevis has competed well over the years with Clevin Christmas on his boat BLACK FIN being the outstanding competitor for quite a number of years.
Registration closes on Friday and the actual main aspect of the competition will be held on Saturday 22nd October. The boats will begin to push out from as early as 4 am but lines will be thrown out at 5 am. The boats have a deadline of returning with their catch by 3 pm the latest.
The catch for each competing boat will then be weighed to determine the champion boat and then certain specific types of Fish will be weighed to determine the biggest catch in various categories.
Awards will be given to the youngest male and female Anglers; biggest catch and biggest fish in several categories.
Prizes will range from a variety of drinks from chief sponsors Carob Brewery, to dinners for two at local restaurants, specific tours, Golf at the Four Seasons and a variety of fishing gear.
Anslyn stated that the Fish will be bought from the participants by his organizing committee and sold as a fund raising endeavour at a fair price. The prize giving ceremony will commence at 6pm and the overseas boats will return home on Sunday 23rd October.
Said Anslyn: “I am inviting everyone to come on out and witness this exciting affair. Bring the whole family. Come on out and be a part of it”.
He also indicated that this year he will not only be an organizer but that he will also be getting back in his boat as a competitor.