Monday, June 01, 2009

Huge success at 43rd Annual Sportfishing Tournament

The tournament ended last night in Nelson's Dockyard after three days of excellent organization. The fishing wasn't that great this year for many including Team Xtreme. I am on a sailing tour today with the sloop and because we had engine issues with Xtreme yesterday afternoon I had to leave before the prize giving in order to get the boat back here in Jolly Harbour. Today is a public holiday and we are hoping to get a new fuel pump before tomorrow's Xtreme round the island trip. I am off to NYC tomorrow and will have more on the weekend's fishing then. The "old folks" did way better this year than all the young guns and apparently as was heard by the very jolly "chairman" at the prize giving, they also did their best ribbing. Thank goodness my good friend and most loyal reader finally got some fish in his tournament! It was about time!
We ended up with second biggest mahi and biggest dolphin. We didn't release any marlin but managed two good fights with plenty of action. It's better to have fought and lost than to never have fought at all, and as one of my crew says: "i'd rather be lucky than good".
More to come in a few days. Enjoy the holiday if you have one.

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