Remedy wins 2012 King Fish Tournament
Team Remedy, captained by Michael De Freitas, beat 27 other boats to win the 2012 Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association Well Services Group of Companies King Fish Tournament at Sweet Water Marina in Chaguaramas on June 9 and 10.
De Freitas's crew won convincingly with a total of 627 points, while captain Fernando Navarro along with his team on Feeding Frenzy finished second with 371 points.
Team GiGi II, captained by Winston Chong Ashing, placed third with 170.5 points.
Gabriel Navarro, fishing aboard Feeding Frenzy, was the leading junior angler in the tournament.
There were 15 junior anglers competing in the tournament, which had a total of 98 anglers.
A total of 1,539 lbs of king fish, 219 lbs of cavali, 7.5 lbs of bonito and 7.5 lbs of carite made the scale at Sweet Water in the two-day tournament.
Forty-three king fish were brought to the scale on the first day, weighing in at 597.5 lbs, while 62 were caught on the second day, weighing a total of 941.5 lbs.
Approximately 714.5lbs fish were donated on the first day of the tournament to eight charities which included Christ Child Convalescent Home, Rainbow Rescue, Our Lady of the Wayside, Alward House, Sophia House, Marion House, Credo House and St Judes.
Minister of Sport Anil Roberts was the feature speaker at the prize-giving function and handed out the prize of $3,500 for the heaviest king fish to Dean Fakoory.
Mark Telfer's catch on board The Remedy placed second and Chad Chu Cheong of Ramajay placed third.
Roberts said Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was actively seeking to have a marina built in Tobago which would help to develop the infrastructure for the sport of game fishing and will also assist Tobago fishermen.