Lead Us Knot makes strong start
CHARLOTTEVILLE, Tobago: (Thursday, May, 4, 2:00pm): Lead Us Knot was the first boat to land a catch on the second day of the 22nd annual Tobago International Billfish Tournament on Thursday morning. Competing in the International division, the Robert Lobo-skippered vessel made the first successful landing at around 7:30am, after the 6:00am start. Noble Marquez […]
CHARLOTTEVILLE, Tobago: (Thursday, May, 4, 2:00pm): Lead Us Knot was the first boat to land a catch on the second day of the 22nd annual Tobago International Billfish Tournament on Thursday morning. Competing in the International division, the Robert Lobo-skippered vessel made the first successful landing at around 7:30am, after the 6:00am start. Noble Marquez landed the a sailfish. Queen B and Team Emmanuel were make caught around the same time but both crews lost their catch before being able to bring the fish on board. Barbadian Remember Me Knot was the next boat to to record at catch. Female Angler Tricia Lynch held on to a Blue Marlin just before 8:00am. Lead Us Knot is aiming to improve on lying in ninth place at the end of Day one following a blue marlin haul. Grenada’s Black Child 2 got off to an excellent start after a disappointing opening day landing a dolphin before 8:00am and blue marlin and a tuna all before 9:00am. Black Child 2 was in the 12th and cell position at the end of day one. However, captain Geoffrey Telesford and angler David Bess in tandem with Tobagonians Rupert Mc Kenna and David Maharaj will be aiming to be among the top contenders at the end of the day. Magic Lady landed a trio of catches. Jonathan De La Rosa brought on board a sailfish just before 10:00am and then a blue marlin within the next hour. Glen Charlott then hooked a blue Martin just before 11:00am. .
Leaders after day one, Surf N Turf nabbed one blu marlin, courtesy Sean Mc Lean just before 1:00pm while current runners up Hop-Scotch secured a tuna thanks to Adam ALeung.
In the Local class, Big Winner held on to a blue marlin just before 11:00am. Elvon Williams made the catch. Elvon’s father Eldon is the captain of Big Winner. Allyson Devaux landed a Wahoo for the second straight day. The lone female angler aboard Pair-a-Dice made her catch just before 11:00am.
Seventy-seven (77) onboard 20 vessels are competing for top honours. Twelve boats are entered in the International Division with entries from Tobago, Trinidad, Grenada and Barbados. The tournament runs until Saturday. Party Time won the 2016 edition of the tournament. Carey Chen is the tournament’s judge.
The members of the organising committee are Gerard De Silva, Hollis Walker, David Maharaj, Shannon Walker, Divid Wong, Keishon Walker, and Daniella Rodriguez.
This year’s tournament is sponsored by THA (Tobago House of Assembly. We have Carib who has been on board with us for many years. Almandoz, NP (National Petroleum), Alamo Car Rentals, Tobago Waters. Lewis Appliances, Malabar Farms, J Wong Feed Shop, Bar Code, B Mobile, Bermudez, Nestle and Gatorade.
For more into check out the tournament’s website www.tigft.com and the Facebook page….www.facebook.com/TIGFT/.