Committee for the Betterment of Carenage Plans Kingfish Shootout for June 2; Top Prize is $2,000

Committee for the Betterment of Carenage

The Committee for the Betterment of Carenage (CBC) announces the return of the Kingfish Shootout on Sunday, June 2. Once again, a top prize of $2,000 awaits the angler who reels in the largest kingfish.

“After a one-year absence, CBC resumes the kingfish tournament. The shootout is part of an ongoing effort to build the tournament into a day of fun and merriment for the entire family. This one-day event provides anglers with an opportunity for fun on the water in competition for the big one as well as a land-based gathering for the whole family.

In addition, the tournament is named in the memory of Herman Richardson, who died earlier this year and had served as our weighmaster for a number of years,” said Gail Danet Joseph, chairperson of the tournament.

The shootout event features fishing from early in the morning with a mandatory weigh-in by 1 p.m., at the Gustave Quetel Fishing Center. Once again, Offshore Marine returns as a banner sponsor along with Guardian Insurance. In addition to the top prize, a number of other prizes will be awarded in categories that include, but are not limited to: second and third largest kingfish, largest bonito, largest amberjack, largest mackerel, largest barracuda, best boat; best captain, best male and female anglers and best junior angler.

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At the Gustave Quetel Fish House as each angler’s catch is weighed in and recorded, there will food and drinks on sale. Winners of the tournament will be announced at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 16, as part of the Father’s Day weekend celebration.

Tournament registration will take place at the Joseph Aubain Ballpark in Frenchtown between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., Friday, May 31 and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, June 1. The entry fee is $35 per angler.

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