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Vesper outshine game fishing competition


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If POSEIDON WERE?STILL?AROUND, he would be on his toes right about now, as the crew of the Vesper out of Trinidad and Tobago, won yet again in this year’s Barbados International Game Fishing Tournament.
Big Deal followed at a close second, Pair-A-Dice at third, Voodoo at fourth and The Shooter rounded it off at fifth position.
Aside from winning the 2012 tournament, Vesper also took home prizes for the angler landing the heaviest dolphin, which went to crewman Nigel Garcia; boat with greatest number of tag and releases and highest placed foreign boat.
Barbados’ homegrown seadogs weren’t left out as second placed Big Deal took home the prize for the best local boat. Crewman of Big Deal, Richard Hart snared individual prizes for angler with the greatest number of tag and releases; local angler with the most points, and champion overall angler.
  The tournament proved to not only be a man’s sport, but a woman’s and boy’s sport as well, as prizes were awarded to Joshua Archer, of De Reel Viking for being the champion junior angler, Noah White and Tony White, of More Bad for the smallest boat in the tournament, and Allison Lyder, of Pair-A-Dice for champion female angler.
The outstanding poundage of fish netted by the various boats will not go to waste as a significant amount of is donated to Farr’s Children Home and The Living Water Community.
Minister of Commerce and Trade, Senator Haynesley Benn, who has been an avid fan and supporter of the Game Fishing Association, said the association could look forward to receiving the continued support of himself and the Government.  (SM)  

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