The first annual Trini Tarpon Tournament has been scheduled for September 17 and 18, 2011 at the height of Trinidad’s tarpon season when the still waters of the Gulf of Paria and the The Bocas into the Caribbean Sea see the yearly migration of giants.
The two-day catch-and-release tournament is a charity fundraising event by the Diego Martin chapter of the Rotary Club of Trinidad and Tobago.
The tournament features a live weigh-in format for fish that are 125 pounds and over, similar to the weigh-in procedure developed by the Boca Grande tournament in Florida, with a sling system on catamaran that will allow weighing and safe release of fish to be entered in the Competition.
Captain Bruce Ungar from the Bonefish & Tarpon Conservation Center will be conducting a simultaneous satellite tarpon tagging exercise using pop-up satellite archival tags that track the migration of the fish trough Caribbean and U.S. waters.
Registration fee in the Trini Tarpon Tournament is $125 per angler. The fee permits you to fish in the designated fishing zones during the morning and evening sessions on the two tournament days as well as entrance to the Awards Dinner and Prize Distribution function and any other activities hosted by the tournament’s organizers.
The Registration and Captains’ Meeting, scheduled on Friday 16 September at 8:00 pm, will be held at the Trinidad Yacht Club the evening before the tournament’s kick off.
For additional information or to register go to www.trinitarpontournament.yolasite.com/