Nearly 400 anglers participating in the fourth annual Burger King BIG FISH tournament reeled in their lines on Sunday (28th March) and weighed in over 300 pounds of fish.
According to Cayman Islands Angling Club officials, the event had it’s biggest turnout, with a record 85 boats, consisting of 367 anglers respectively.
Throughout the three day tournament, anglers took to the waters with hopes of catching the heaviest yellowfin tuna, barracuda, dolphin or wahoo. They were also competing to catch and release the most blue marlin.
“We were delighted to put on a record breaking tournament,” tournament organiser Gary Rutty said. “While it is fun to put on the competition for anglers across all three islands, we take immense pride in giving something back to the community.”
The tournament was held in association with CIAC and also raised funds for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands.
Rutty added, “raising money for the YMCA of the Cayman Islands and educating local kids on the basics of fishing and conservation is always rewarding for us and we were delighted to be able to bring the Cayman fishing community together once again after a difficult 2020.”
In addition, anglers caught and released 5 blue marlin, weighed in 10 wahoos, 16 yellowfin tunas, 18 barracudas and over 20 Mahi-mahi.
Of that, the heaviest mahi which tipped the scale at 23.8Ibs went to Leon Dilbert from team Inside Out. Julius Hubbell from team Reel Vibes caught the heaviest tuna at 77.4lbs and the heaviest (39Ibs) wahoo went to Rachell Bodden from Tranquila II.