The Committee for the Betterment of Carenage Inc. (CBC) and Premier Wine and Spirits will host the annual Mother’s Day fishing tournament in Frenchtown on Sunday, May 16. A $500 cash prize awaits the angler who catches the largest qualifying fish. All prizes will be presented on Sunday, June 20, during the Father’s Day celebration in Frenchtown.
"We are again encouraging all female anglers to come out on Sunday, May 16 and do battle for the top prize and for the long list of prizes that will be awarded in numerous categories," said Gail Danet-Joseph, the chairman of the tournament. Other prizes include: angler with the most number of fish, angler with the most weight, best captain: total boat weight, most unusual fish and youngest angler with fish by weight.
The rules and regulations are unchanged from years past: this is a bottom fishing tournament, opened to females only; boat must be anchored; each angler must bag her own fish; chumming is allowed; no mutilated or frozen fish will be recorded at the weigh-in; fishing will begin at 5:30 a.m.; and all boats must be back in the Frenchtown bayside by noon. In addition, the tournament will be monitored by Division of Fish and Wildlife staff members, who will also oversee the weigh-in at the Gustave Quetel Fishing Center.
During the weigh-in, food and drinks will be on sale and musical entertainment will be provided.
Details on the Father’s Day Fishing Tournament scheduled for June 6and the weekend celebration, June 18-20, will be forthcoming.