Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith was on hand to distribute prizes to successful anglers in the annual Budget Marine Wahoo Blowout tournament held at the T&T Yacht Club, Chaguaramas recently.
In his address, Minister Smith heaped praise on the event organisers–the T&T Game Fishing Association–and on the anglers for their massive hauls, congratulating them on their contribution to a lesser-known but exciting sport.
Team Go Up The Road was rewarded for their hard day's work with the top prize in a competition that included 128 anglers on 30 boats in the rough waters and strong easterly winds off the North Coast and Grande Boca.
A total of 16 fishes were caught during the two-day tournament, a significant drop from the 73 fishes caught last year.The winning team comprising Ajodha Singh, Michael Freitas and Curtis Brizan was the Best Boat with 168.55 points.
On D Job captained by David Duncan finished in second place with 113.45 points and team Ramajay captained by Michael Ross ended third with 101.85 points.
Nigel Garcia of team On D Job won Best Angler and Heaviest Wahoo prizes with his haul of a 78.45lbs fish. Go Up The Road captured second and third spots with wahoos weighing in at 68.5lbs and 45.05lbs respectively.