2016 Dates: September 10, 11, 12
At least $10,000 in prizes await the successful fishermen and women who participate in the annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament each year.
Part of the September Celebrations each year, the 2-day Placencia Saltwater Fishing Tournament draws anglers from near and far for the 2-day competition.
The eagerly anticipated event kicks off in the wee hours of Saturday morning, when boats loaded with enthusiastic anglers leave the Placencia Municipal Pier in high hopes of catching the big ones!
All vie for for the largest Kingfish (8 lb min), Jack (12 lb min), and Barracuda (10 lb min), as well as those fish termed “extraordinary”: Wahoo (15 lb min), Dorado (7 lb min), and Tuna (5 lb min).
Saturday’s weigh-in at the Municipal Pier completes the first day of competition, and all boats must be checked in to qualify to compete on Sunday.
On Sunday these intrepid anglers rise early and do it all over again, leaving the dock before most of us are awake and checking back in mid afternoon to qualify for the final weigh-in.
In addition to prizes for the Largest Fish in each variety, Best Boat & 2nd Best Boat, awards are given for Ladies’ Luck (largest fish caught by a woman) and Junior Angler’s Catch (largest fish caught by a junior angler).
The 2015 prize of $4000 for Best Boat went home with the happy crew of “Well”, captained by Madeleine Lamont.