18th Annual Nevis Sport Fishing Tournament
Oualie Bay, Nevis, West Indies
19 – 20th October 2012
The Nevis Yacht Club’s 18th Annual Nevis Sport Fishing Tournament is scheduled for October 19th – 20th, with fish weigh-in and prize giving ceremony on Saturday the 20th.
Over the past 17 years, we have had participating boats from Antigua, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Nevis, Saba, Statia, St Barts, St Croix, St Kitts, St Maarten / St Martin and St Thomas.
Friday afternoon, a mass clearance is conducted at the Tournament Headquarters in Oualie Bay, for all overseas competitors. Registration for the tournament begins at 4PM with the Captain’s Briefing and other announcements commencing at 6PM.
Saturday is an early start for the fishermen, with some leaving the dock at 2AM to reach their favourite fishing grounds by 5AM, which is the time for the lines to go in the water. All boats must return to Oualie Bay by 3:30PM with their catch for weigh-in. The qualifying species, which must weigh 10 lbs. or more are – Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish and Dolphin. Any undersized or mutilated fish will be disqualified. Bill Fish are Catch and Release only.
Prize giving is at 6:30PM Saturday evening, with prizes for the following categories:
– Champion Boat – most weight of all qualifying fish
– Champion Boat – under 25’
– 2nd Place Boat
– Largest Wahoo
– Largest Kingfish
– Largest Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi)
– Largest Tuna
– Female Angler – largest fish
– Junior Angler – under 16 – largest fish
We anticipate another exciting year of great competition and friends, old and new, joining together for a great weekend on Nevis.