19th Annual Placencia BTIA Marelco Yamaha Fishing Tournament

Make plans for the 19th Annual Placencia BTIA Saltwater Fishing Tournament. This year it is being held on September 9th and 10th to go along with the holiday weekend.  With over $12,000.00 in cash and prizes up for grabs including the $4000.00 “Best Boat” prize this is a tournament you don’t want to miss!

First 20 registered boat gets $150.00 fuel voucher from Thunderbirds Marina!

Sign up early.

Boat and Captain fee is $150.00, each adult angler is $50.00 and each junior angler is $25.00.

Late entry starting Thursday and Friday.

Boat and Captain fee is $175.00, Adult Angler $75.00 and Junior Angler $50.00.

Signing up is easy, just follow the links below or stop by the Placencia Tourism Center today.

Please check back for updates and an updated list for all the prizes.

See you there!!




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.


  • 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.