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Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament 2015


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The 20th edition of the Tobago International Game Fishing Tornament (TIGFT) was held from 12 to 16 of May 2015 in Charlotteville. Several billfish were released and many quality fish was brought to scale. The results are the following:

Divisions:

-Local Division: 39 Anglers on 18 Boats

-International Division: 116 Anglers on 20 Boats (2 Females, 4 Male Junior)

Total Weight of weighed fish:

-Local: 686lbs -International: 102.5ibs -Total Weight: 788.5lbs

Total Billfish caught and released:

-Sailfish (Local Division): 1 (International Division): 18 -Blue Marlin (Local Division): 2 (International Division): 15 Total Sailfish: 19 Total Blue Marlin: 17 Total Billfish: 36



Standings:

-Local: 1st Place: Boat St. Peter from Castara, Captain Wayne Jack with 1117.8 points 2nd Place:Boat Daughter & Son from Charlotteville, Captain Walker Benjamin with 249 points 3rd Place: Boat Deadliest Catch from Charlotteville, Captain Jacobson “Rankin” Jack with 200 points 4th Place: Boat Nemesis 2 from Bon Accord, Captain Peter Ammon with 200 points 5th Place: Boat Sea Lion from Mt Irvine, Captain Gregory Mendez with 200 points


Ties separated by the time fish were caught.

Best Junior Angler: Justin Ammon on the boat Nemesis 2 Best Angler: Wayne Jack on board St. Peter

Largest Dolphin24.3lbs caught by Akil Winchester on Sydney Portier Largest Snapper 25.4lb caught by Owen Jackson on Lion Roar Largest Grouper 246lbs caught by Floyd Fraser on St Peter


-International:

1st Place: Boat Fun Now from Port of Spain, Captain Harry Stauble with 1750 2nd Place: Boat Déjà vu from Port of Spain, Captain Shane Ferreira with 1750 3rd Place: Boat Animal from Port of Spain, Captain Jonathan De La Rosa with 1750 4th Place: Boat Super Cool 2 from Scarborough, Captain Stanley Dillon with 1519.20 5th Place: Boat Predator from Port of Spain Captain Brendon Farfan with 1500 6th Place: Boat Par T Time from Port of Spain, Captain Robert Stauble with 1500 7th Place: Boat Hard Play 2 from Bon Accord, Captain Adrian De Silva with 1000 8th Place: Boat Magic Lady from Port of Spain, Captain Nick Telfer with 1000 9th Place: Boat Lead Us Knot from Chagaramas, Captain Conrad Skinner with 1000 10th Place: Boat Rocketman from Port of Spain, Captain John Michael Sabga with 765.30

Ties separated by the time fish were caught.

Best Junior Angler: Isiah Aleong on Barracuda Best Female Angler: Tricia Lynch on Remember Me Now (Barbados) Best Angler: Sebastian Lancer on Par T Time Angler with Most Bill Fish Release: Sebastian Lancer on Part T Time (3) Boat with Most Bill Fish Release: Animal (5) Largest Dolphin: Merilyn Sheppard on Cashepa (20.3 lbs) Largest Wahoo: Tricia Lynch on Remember Me Now (28.3 lbs)


An outstanding event worth mentioning, was the one with local boat Deadliest Catch, which fought a Blue Marlin for several hours and continued to do so after the scale had closed. After 12 hours fighting the fish, the line broke and they lost it, arriving at 5:10 am after being at sea for nearly 24 hours. They were escorted by the Magic Lady Crew for the las few hours of the fight.


Please visit the TIGFT website here for more details.

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