“RAISE IT GOOD” WINS
Written by George Grant on February 3, 2014
GRENADA PARISH OUTBOARD FISHING COMPETITION
St. George — Local fishermen from all over the country, were once again given the opportunity to win attractive prizes in the 3rd annual Grenada Parish Outboard Fishing Competition, which was held on January 24th 2014.
The Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament (BMSIBT) partnered again with the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, with support from sponsors LIME, RUBIS W.I. and Sissons Paint, to host another successful competition.
Any licensed fisherman with a boat using an outboard engine immediately qualified for entry into the tournament. Participating fishermen began their fishing day at 6am and returned to weigh the day’s catch at respective fish markets in their parish. Participants with the highest aggregate catch were awarded cash and other prizes for the first three places, as well as top positions in each parish.
According to Richard McIntyre, Chairman of the BMSIBT Committee,”We are pleased to be able to host this tournament once again. It is a cause that’s very dear to us, as it’s a way to give back to our community whilst also promoting friendly competition and sportsmanship. We continue to seek ways to make the competition bigger and better each year.”
In third place at this year’s competition was Kellon Marrast of St. Andrew with an overall catch of 200lbs. Jude Sylvester of St. George retained his second place position with 450lbs, while Wilson Julien of St. Mark with an aggregate catch of 471lbs, went home with the coveted first place trophy as well as a LIME Nokia Asha Android handset, 1 large cooler, life vests and a cash prize. The award ceremony was held on Thursday 30th at the Grenada Yacht Club.
This year’s competition witnessed another record turnout with all participating fishermen being delighted with the prizes awarded. “We are able to hold this tournament each year due to the support from our corporate sponsors. Looking forward to 2015, we anticipate another exciting event,” Richard McIntyre commented further.
The Grenada Parish Outboard Competition remains an exciting addition to Grenada’s annual sporting calendar and a testament to community spirit.
Top place boat for each participating parish