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Frenchtown Pre-Father's Day Fishing Tournament Scheduled

May 20, 2008 – The Committee for the Betterment of Carenage (CBC Inc.) will host the annual pre-Father's Day fishing tournament on Sunday, June 8, in Frenchtown. A $2,000 cash prize awaits the angler who catches the largest qualifying fish, according to Gail Danet-Joseph, chairman of the tournament. Offshore Marine and CBC will jointly sponsor the top prize, which will be presented on Sunday, June 15, during the Father's Day celebration in Frenchtown (Details on the Father's Day weekend celebration, June 13-15, will be forthcoming). Other prize categories 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: one line per angler, male and female anglers qualify, boat must be moving at all times at a minimum of 2 mph, no live baiting, no icing of fish, chumming is not 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.
Qualifying fish include: dolphin, kingfish, horse-eye, amberjack, bonito, mackerel and barracuda. This year, tuna is not a qualifying fish and barracuda that measure less than 30 inches will not qualify.
During the weigh-in, food and drinks will be on sale and musical entertainment will be provided.

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