19th Annual Placencia BTIA Marelco Yamaha Fishing Tournament

The Placencia BTIA is very proud of this year’s 19th Annual Placencia BTIA Saltwater Marelco Yamaha Fishing Tournament.  We thank all our sponsors for the continued support and dedication in the planning and success of this yearly event. We could not have done it without you!

MAJOR SPONSOR

MARELCO

BEST BOAT SPONSOR

ICB

FUEL CARD SPONSOR
THUNDERBIRDS MARINE

GRAND SLAM SPONSOR
GLADDEN PRIVATE ISLAND

LARGEST BARRACUDA SPONSOR
THE ADDED TOUCH

EXTRA ORDINARY FISH SPONSOR
HARDCORE FISHING CHARTERS

LARGEST JAK
CAPTAIN JAK’S RENTALS

LARGEST KING FISH SPONSOR
BAREFOOT BAR

LARGEST FISH CAUGHT BY JR. ANGLER 

MNM HARDWARE & SERVICE STATION

T-SHIRT SPONSORS
BELIZEAN NIRVANA
PLACENCIA SEAHORSE DIVE SHOP
ABOVE GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE Keith Morrison
EL GAROBO WALLEN’S MARKET LTD
TIPSY TUNA
GO SEA TOURS
HOKEY POKEY
DE’ TATCH De’Tatch Seafood Grill
SUNNY SIDE TOURS
DORAN’S SERVICE
HATCHET CAYE RESORT
RITCHIES BUS SERVICE
DAWN’S GRILL
A.K. AGGREGATE &CONCRETE SUPPLIES LTD
EVERYDAY SUPERMARKET
THE SHAK BEACH CAFE
COASTLINE STUDIOS
GARBUTT’S FISHING LODGE
PLACENCIA CAR RENTAL
TRADE WINDS

Please see our 19th Annual Placencia BTIA Saltwater Marelco Yamaha Fishing Tournament proud winners and sponsors.

BOAT NAME                             SCORE
1. SUNDOWNER                        145.9
2. BONNIE EXPRESS                114.8
3. OLIVIA V                                 94.4
4. HAMMER                                81.1
5. REGGAE                                   32.8
6. TENDER TOO                        29.3
7. HOT PERSUIT                       28.3
8. ZAMASAI                                24.8
9. DOS GRINGOS                       15
10. LIGHT TACKLE                    13.8

Special Thank to Thunderbirds Marine for BZ$150.00 fuel for all 18 boats

WINNERS:

Best Boat: SUNDOWNER raking in 145.9 points

Captain: Bruce Leslie & his team walked away with BZ$4000.00 

Sponsored by – I.C.B

 

  1. LARGEST BARRACUDA

16#11oz

Boat Name – REGGAE

Junior Angler – Miles Godfrey

Sponsored by – The Added Touch

 

  1. LARGEST KING FISH

19#

Boat Name – OLIVIA V

Angler – Hubert Neal

Sponsored by – Barefoot Bar

 

  1. LARGEST JAK

16# 9oz

Boat Name – HOT PERSUIT

Angler – Annalisa

Sponsored by – Captain Jak’s

 

  1. 4. LARGEST EXTRAORDINARY FISH

20# 2oz WAHOO

Boat Name – BONNIE EXPRESS

Angler – Jalima Gold

Sponsored by – Hardcore Fishing Charters

 

  1. LARGEST FISH CAUGHT BY FEMALE ANGLER

20# 2oz

Boat Name – BONNIE EXPRESS

Angler- Jalima Gold

Sponsored by – Yoli’s Bar & Grill

 

  1. LARGEST BARRACUDA caught by JUNIOR ANGLER

16# 11oz

Boat Name – REGGAE

Junior Angler – Miles Godfrey

Sponsored by – MNM Hardware & Service Station

 

  1. LARGEST EXTRAORDINARY FISH caught by JUNIOR ANGLER

5# TUNA

Boat Name – DOS GRINGOS

Junior Angler – Alexander Young

Sponsored by – MNM Hardware & Service Station

The Placencia BTIA Chapter would like to say a special thank you for all who participated in the 19th Annual Placencia BTIA Saltwater Marelco Yamaha Fishing Tournament.

 

 

Placencia Saltwater Fishing Tournament Winners

The 2016 Placencia Yamaha Marelco Saltwater Fishing Tournament was exciting and fun for both Fisherfolk and onlookers. The weekend started at Yolis Friday evening for the Captains Meeting. Grand Marshall Mr. Jack Young sent out the 15 registered boats at 5 a.m. Saturday and Sunday morning. On Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Malcolm Young and Mr. Jack weighed in the majority of the tournament’s fish. After the Sunday weigh-in the cash prizes were handed out to some very happy Fisherfolk. To encourage more participation from the youths, all junior anglers who brought in winning fish were all awarded $250 each.

BEST BOAT:

  • Pelagic, Captain Erwin Westby with a total of 359.1 points winning $4000

Largest Barracuda:

  • Bait, caught by Ms. Rosenda Aldana 18.2 pounds $700

Largest Kingfish:

  • Knot Skeered caught by Rudy 12.4 pounds $700

Largest Extra Ordinary Fish:

  • Pelagic, Wahoo caught by George Eiley 38.9 pounds $700

Largest Fish Caught by a Female:

  • Zamasai, Wahoo caught by Madeline Lomont 28.5 pounds $250

Junior Angler Awards – $250 each

  • Zamasai, Wahoo caught by Massimo Caruso 18.4 pounds
  • Cool Running, Tuna caught by Desandrey Henderson 5.2 pounds
  • Teresa G, Kingfish caught by Earl Godfrey Jr. 9.9 pounds
  • Teresa G, Barracuda caught by Byron Young 14 pounds

Placencia Yamaha Marelco Saltwater Fishing Tournament

2016 Yamaha Salt Water Fishing Tournament (1)

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.