PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Now that Carnival has ended, all sights are set on the upcoming 3rd annual Island Water World Mahi Mahi tournament which is set to be hosted on Saturday May 28th, 2016 at Bobby's Marina in Philipsburg.
Fishing team Yellow Whip, winners of last years event, wasted no time by confirming to organizers that they will be back to defend their 2015 crown.
Organizers have given this already intriguing tournament a special twist by adding a Bill-fish challenge to the list of prizes to be had. This will allow fishermen practicing for next month's Sint Martin Bill fish extra incentive to part take in this event.
The winner of our bill-fish challenge will receive a paid invitation to the Sint Martin Billfish (June 16-18). Skippers briefing will be held at the Pasangrahmn Hotel on Friday May 27th from 18:00-19:30hrs.
It should also be noted that Island Water World has guaranteed prizes with a value of US $ 6500 in cash and fishing gear, a weekend stay at Pasanggrahan, a fuel voucher from Sol - plus for the winner of the Billfish Challenge with the US $ 1000 entry fee into the St Martin Billfish Tournament. The Sport-fishing Organizations from St Martin and St. Maarten are working hand in hand, a first in the Sport-fishing Tournament organization on the island.
The Prize giving and party with a DJ will start at 4.00pm in front of Island Water World and is co-sponsored by Antillean Liquors. There will be special drinks and special prices.
Attached as a PDF file ready for download at the bottom of this story, you will find the rules, regulations and prize categories for this fishing tournament.
Early registration is possible at any of the three Island Water World stores on the Island. (Philipsburg, Cole Bay, Marigot)
Lets see who is crowned the 2016 Mahi King.