I am going. Want to join me?
Everyone get ready for the 22nd Annual Tournament. We have lots of sponsors and right now over $3,000.00 in prizes. Sponsors are still coming on board.
Details are as follows. Registration 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at Mangrove Bay. Registration is $50.00.
All boats that register get free t-shirts and a case of Bud at the end of the tournament, sponsored by Budweiser and Ambros/Shimbros. You are making money by registering.
The tournament is two days, May 9 and 11. Registration is the same whether you fish one or two days. You must register Friday, as it is the only registration. EPIRB’s will be issued for the two days. Turn them in on Monday for your case of Bud.
Fishing times both Saturday, May 9 and Monday, May 11, are checkout at Lidikihka 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and weigh in at Mangrove Bay, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
A barbecue supporting the library will be held on May 11.
The awards ceremony and free barbecue will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Mangrove Bay. Please attend the awards ceremony and support our sponsors.
So far for Sponsorship, we have the following:
Luen Thai Fishing Venture, Ltd.
Ace Office Supplies
Ocean View West Wing
Pohnpei Surf Club
Bank of Guam
Many thanks to our sponsors. We couldn’t put on the tournament without them. Prizes are still coming in so there may be more on this list.
The format is going to change a little this year. As usual it is a point fish tournament. Only point fish count for the grand prizes. However, this year it is a boat prize. The points count for the boat, (the fisherman keeps the points for Majuro).
There will be five prizes for most points.
1. $1,000.00 cash
2. $600.00 cash
3. $400.00 cash
4. $300.00 cash
5. $200.00 cash
It is not biggest fish but most points. If one boat lands a 150 pound marlin that is 150 points. If another boat lands 6 30 pound yellow fin that is 180 points. To qualify the club has the following minimum weights.
Marlin 100, Sailfish 50, YF and other tuna 20, Wahoo 20, GT 20, Barracuda 20, Mahi Mahi 15, SJ 15, Rainbow Runner 8.
There are tons of other prizes. For biggest fish in the following species, there are gift certificates for big fish 1, 2 and 3. The species are YF and other tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, SJ, and for those who are lucky enough to catch them Barracuda.
Since the grand prizes are boat prizes, these prizes go to the angler who catches them. We also have lady angler 1, 2 and 3, plus junior angler 1, 2, and 3. We’re still organizing the prizes, but they are going to be good. Additional prizes are likely to be awarded.
I’ll send another update later in the week. Remember May 11 is a holiday unless you are a Senator.
See you there.
Pohnpei Fishing Club