Bite Me is looking to enter the 2009 Blue Marlin World Cup and seeks an angler or team of anglers to compete in this years one day tournament. Vanuatu is believed to be the hot blue marlin destination for South Pacific anglers but what most people don't realise is the excellent blue marlin fishing found in Fiji's waters.
Its time to put Fiji on the blue marlin map and what better way than to take out the Blue Marlin World Cup.
There is no other big game tournament like it in the world. The World Cup Blue Marlin Championship is fished for one day only on July 4th, and for but a single species, blue marlin. Some of the world's finest offshore anglers and crews compete across the world's oceans on that day to see who can catch the single heaviest blue marlin over the 500 pound minimum. On the fourth of July, 2009, the 25th annual running of the event will take place.
Each angling team will fish in their time zone from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. There are no restrictions on where teams can fish. Some of the popular hot spots for large blue marlin include the west coast of Africa, Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Azores, Madeira, Ascention Island, Bermuda, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Islands, Costa Rica, Mexico, the US east and Gulf coasts, Hawaii, Australia and the South Pacific islands.
During the 24th annual World Cup the lead changed hands 3 times from Madeira to Bermuda and finally to Kona, Hawaii where angler Michael Corbino fishing aboard the Ihu Nui with Captain McGrew Rice weighed in a 773 lb blue to win a tournament record of over $450,000.
Registration fee to enter the World Cup is $3000 for the team. The World Cup recognizes only one winner. There is no second place. Any blue marlin under 500 pounds or below the weight that may have been reported by another team is to be released.
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