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It's Smith Robin again! Wins 28th annual Fisherman’s Tournament

- Jost van Dyke fishermen dominate trolling category
Patrons supporting Mr Smith Robin(left), a veteran fisherman who secured first place in the reef fishing category during the Fisherman's Day celebration. Photo: VINO
Smith Robin (right) received a cash prize of $1,200 with a whopping 224 pounds of fish. Photo: VINO
Smith Robin (right) received a cash prize of $1,200 with a whopping 224 pounds of fish. Photo: VINO
Sky is the Limit team weighed in a catch amounting to 147 pounds of fish, which secured them a cash prize of $900. Photo: VINO
Sky is the Limit team weighed in a catch amounting to 147 pounds of fish, which secured them a cash prize of $900. Photo: VINO
The Tango team: Franky and Dave Chinnery received first place with a catch of 180 pounds of fish: mostly king fish. They were awarded a cash prize of $1,400. Photo: VINO
The Tango team: Franky and Dave Chinnery received first place with a catch of 180 pounds of fish: mostly king fish. They were awarded a cash prize of $1,400. Photo: VINO
Jack Chadman and his Venator crew received third place with a catch of 26.5 pounds of fish. He earned himself $700. Photo: VINO
Jack Chadman and his Venator crew received third place with a catch of 26.5 pounds of fish. He earned himself $700. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Long Bay Beach, Beef Island. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Long Bay Beach, Beef Island. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Long Bay Beach, Beef Island. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Long Bay Beach, Beef Island. Photo: VINO
From left: Smith Robin, Tango and Sky is the Limit bringing their catch to be weighed during the Fisherman's Day tournament held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island. Photo: VINO
From left: Smith Robin, Tango and Sky is the Limit bringing their catch to be weighed during the Fisherman's Day tournament held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island. Photo: VINO
Officials for the Fisherman's tournament weighing the catch of one of the participants. Photo: VINO
Officials for the Fisherman's tournament weighing the catch of one of the participants. Photo: VINO
BEEF ISLAND, VI – The Conservation and Fisheries Department (C&FD) celebrated its twenty-eighth annual Fisherman’s Day under the theme “Sustainable Fisheries in 2017” at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island on Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Family affair

According to Mr Samuel Davies, the event is a family affair that gives the residents an opportunity to celebrate the tradition of fishing in the Virgin Islands.

He also stated that fishermen are very important to the community, as they contribute to the economy through the provision of food and business.

“Fisherman’s Day will teach the science of fishing to the youths, so that they could learn and inherit, so that we could pass on the tradition and keeping our waters clean,” said Mr Davies.

It’s Smith Robin again!

The most anticipated event was the Fishing Tournament, where participants competed in the categories of reef fishing and trolling.

Smith Robin, a veteran fisherman who has dominated fisherman’s tournaments over the years, secured first place in the reef fishing category. He received a cash prize of $1,200 with a whopping 224 pounds of fish.

Following him, in second place was David ‘Tiger’ Smith, with a catch of 169 pounds that secured him a cash prize of $800.

JVD fishermen dominate trolling category

Jose van Dyke dominated the competition in the trolling category.

The Tango team of Franky and Dave Chinnery of Jost van Dyke received first place with a catch of 180 pounds of fish: mostly king fish. They were awarded a cash prize of $1,400.

Sky is the Limit, also of Jost van Dyke, weighed in a catch amounting to 147 pounds of fish, which secured them a cash prize of $900.

Jack Chadman and his Venator crew from Jost van Dyke placed third with a catch of 26.5 pounds of fish. They earned themselves $700.

The event was originally scheduled for Territory Day, June 30, 2017, but it was postponed due to inclement weather.

The Fisherman’s Day featured activities such as water sports, free health screening by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) and entertainment provided by locals Djs, VIBE and the Showtime Band. Patrons enjoyed delicious fish and johnny cake from local food vendors.

10 Responses to “It's Smith Robin again! Wins 28th annual Fisherman’s Tournament”

  • zoe (17/07/2017, 09:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kudos to robbie
  • ... (17/07/2017, 09:06) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    turn out was down but enthusiasm was up
  • endangered spicies (17/07/2017, 09:08) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    Where are the BVISLANDERS?
    • Stio[it!! (17/07/2017, 10:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You like too much commess. It is obvious you don't know who is a Virgin Islander.
    • @ endangered spicies (17/07/2017, 12:27) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
      All in jail or on a speed boat
      • REA (18/07/2017, 11:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        that is bull Franky and Dave Local. BVILANDERS that fish don't believe in showing off we fish for a living and provide a service to our community. Them poppy show is no contest. Smith Robbin come Carrot Bay for your Licks we watch we let you and listen to the talk. The one year you break down save you from your licks.
  • 8th district gyal (17/07/2017, 09:22) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sam, congratulations. I always look forward to this event. Congratulations to Robbie, Tiger, and the other teams!
  • Me Me (17/07/2017, 10:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some people just don't know what to say .. good fishing guys great job
  • just asking... (17/07/2017, 15:38) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hope they did not catch any of dr pico sharks
  • vi (18/07/2017, 10:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was either not advertised or poorly advertised resulting in the low attendance. I would have been happy to purchase some of those Hine fishes had I known about this.


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