Anglers ready to fish
The Denarau Game & Sports Fishing Club is hosting Fiji’s largest ever fishing tournament and Denarau’s first International tournament.
The tournament started yesterday with registration and captains briefing followed by a Calcutta and the fishing proper is scheduled to begin this morning and continue until Friday, August 8th with one rest day in between.
The official prize giving ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 9 at the Cardo’s Steakhouse.
The event is hosting twenty fishing boats, with at least 120 anglers (recreational fishers) participating in the tournament – local anglers will mix with competitors that are traveling from as far a field as Texas, Brisbane, Sydney, and New Zealand.
Over $30,000 worth of prizes are up for grabs, including Fishing Rods & Reels, assorted Fishing Gear, Holiday Packages with Airfares, and a host of other prizes.
The competition will be run from Denarau Marina, which was selected due to its close proximity to deepwater fishing grounds and world class facilities.
Members of the public are invited to come along to the official ‘weigh-ins’ that will be held each afternoon of the tournament. During the ‘weigh-in’ each competitor presents their catch for the day, the fish are weighed and each team is assigned its score.
The ‘weigh-ins’ are an exciting way to follow the competition and to witness the variety of fish that can be found in the waters of the Mamanucas.
The weigh-ins also have a festive atmosphere with live music and a bar. The weigh-ins will be held at 5.30pm on Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8 (excluding Wednesday, August 6), on the deck of Cardo’s Restaurant, Denarau Marina.
The prize-giving ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 9 at 12.30pm (lunchtime) at Cardo’s restaurant. Members of the public are invited to witness the culmination of the competition for free.
Tickets to the prize-giving lunch are also available from the tournament desk at Cardo’s Restaurant Deck at Port Denarau from Sunday, August 3 onwards.
For further information log onto the Denarau Game & Sports Fishing website at www.dgsfcfiji.com or contact Marc McElrath on mobile 9997 230.
For media queries contact Craig McElrath on mobile 9997 235 or Nicky Thomson on mobile 9923 182.
The tournament’s main sponsor is Riviera Fiji.
Other significant sponsors include Air Pacific, Pacific Sun, Island Hoppers, McDonalds, Gamefish Fiji, Marine Power, Terry Allen Construction, Cardo’s Steakhouse, Mokosoi Soaps, Asco Motors, Marshall Sails, Tourist Transport of Fiji, Savusavu Hot Springs Hotel, Uprising Resort, Sofitel Resort & Spa, Awesome Adventures, Kilwell NZ, NZ Fishing News, Wellesly Tackle, Pacific Harbour Gamefishing Club, Coca Cola Amatil, Saltwater Real Estate, Demar Fishing Ltd, Imported Marine Accessories, Xtsea Fishing Charters, Biz Clothing, BP Aviation, Lawhill Wines, Fiji Daily Post, Ice Man, M Recht Accessories, SK Davey Ltd and Fiji Gas.
By NICOLA THOMSON
Fiji Daily Post News - Anglers ready to fish
8 Aug 2008
Anglers ready to fish