PHILIPSBURG – The countdown is on, with just a little more than a week to go, organizers are preparing to host the 9th annual St. Maarten Budget Marine Fishing Tournament, which kicks off on November 4, and continues till November 6 at Bobby’s Marina.
Champion Boat of 2014 and 2015, fishing team Tahla’o from St. Barths is eagerly counting down the days for the chance to defend their consecutive crowns and accomplish what no one has ever done before – 3-PEAT a fishing competition on St. Maarten.
There will surely be 20+ other fishing teams (both locally and regionally) vying for the opportunity to be crowned champions of 2016. This year’s event has the potential to be another exciting showdown where fishermen from all walks of live come out to show their skills.
Thanks to lucrative sponsorship support by this year’s group of sponsors, organizers will be handing out more than $12,000 in cash and prizes after two fierce days of fishing competition, which concludes with the prize giving ceremony on Sunday, November 6 on Bobby’s Marina waterfront.
On Saturday and Sunday afternoon, there will be local DJs showcasing their talent on the turn tables followed by live musical performances, kids’ corners, and lots more. Local cuisine will be on sale Saturday and Sunday, together with the opportunity to buy fresh fish.
Organizers are inviting the general public and their families down to Bobby’s Marina to witness and cheer on those fishermen returning to weigh their catches after each day of fishing.
For more detailed information and scheduling go to: www.sxmsportfishing.com or find on Facebook.
Reel it in St. Maarten!