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Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament Set for July 12

Feb. 27, 2009 – The 21st Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 12. The one-day, inshore fishing tournament that offers great prizes will take place at Hull Bay Hideaway, St. Thomas.
First organized by the Northside Sportfishing Club in 1987, last year, the tournament attracted 247 anglers, including 35 junior anglers, aboard 68 boats.
In 2008, Derek Quetel, aboard the 27-foot Rambo, 4 KIT 2, reeled in a record-setting 54.11-pound kingfish and took home prizes that included $2,000 in cash. Quetel, who also won Best Boat and Best Captain, won in three of over a dozen prize categories. Award categories also include lady anglers, junior anglers and fish species like jack, bonito, tuna, mackerel and dolphin.
Fishing starts at 5:30 a.m. and ends at noon when the beachside party begins at Hull Bay Hideaway, with food, music and fun lasting right up until the time for the awards ceremony.
One of many activities that celebrate French Heritage Week in July, the tournament is a fun-packed day for the whole family. The event benefits the Joseph Sibilly School, St. Thomas Rescue, The American Red Cross and The Family Resource Center, as well as provides college scholarships for students of French descent.
For more information, contact tournament director Monica Lester, at 774-5206.

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Feb. 27, 2009 - The 21st Annual Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 12. The one-day, inshore fishing tournament that offers great prizes will take place at Hull Bay Hideaway, St. Thomas.
First organized by the Northside Sportfishing Club in 1987, last year, the tournament attracted 247 anglers, including 35 junior anglers, aboard 68 boats.
In 2008, Derek Quetel, aboard the 27-foot Rambo, 4 KIT 2, reeled in a record-setting 54.11-pound kingfish and took home prizes that included $2,000 in cash. Quetel, who also won Best Boat and Best Captain, won in three of over a dozen prize categories. Award categories also include lady anglers, junior anglers and fish species like jack, bonito, tuna, mackerel and dolphin.
Fishing starts at 5:30 a.m. and ends at noon when the beachside party begins at Hull Bay Hideaway, with food, music and fun lasting right up until the time for the awards ceremony.
One of many activities that celebrate French Heritage Week in July, the tournament is a fun-packed day for the whole family. The event benefits the Joseph Sibilly School, St. Thomas Rescue, The American Red Cross and The Family Resource Center, as well as provides college scholarships for students of French descent.
For more information, contact tournament director Monica Lester, at 774-5206.