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‘Tiger’ & Stoutt grab Most Catch prizes in Carrot Bay Fisherman's tournament

- Fishermen said the sea was rough for fishing but they enjoyed the experience of the competition
For Mr David Smith (stooping) and his boat Tiger Too it was their first experience of participating in the tournament, one he described as pure fun, rough waters and a beautiful catch. Photo: VINO
Fisherman Mr Melbourne Stoutt said he loves his boat as much as he loves catching fishes and was happy it took him safely out to sea and back for the Carrot Bay Fisherman's Tournament this year. Photo: VINO
Fisherman Mr Melbourne Stoutt said he loves his boat as much as he loves catching fishes and was happy it took him safely out to sea and back for the Carrot Bay Fisherman's Tournament this year. 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
The trade of fishing in the Virgin Islands is also enjoyed by women who even participate in competitions. For some it's a source of living while for others it's just for fun. Photo: VINO
The trade of fishing in the Virgin Islands is also enjoyed by women who even participate in competitions. For some it's a source of living while for others it's just for fun. Photo: VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
Scenes from the Fisherman's tournament held on Thursday August 8, 2013 in Carrot Bay, Tortola, VI. Photo. VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – Veteran fisherman Mr David ‘Tiger’ Smith, a first timer in the Carrot Bay Fisherman's Tournament, walked away with the prize for the Most Catch in category ‘B’ while Melbourne Stoutt took home the prize for Most Catch in category ‘A’.

The Benito Potter Fisherman’s trophy was taken by Tyrone and Lenise Phillips. There were several other prizes handed out to the participating fishermen at the official opening ceremony of the Benito Potter Festiville in Carrot Bay last evening August 8, 2013.

The Fisherman’s competition this year drew the participation of seven teams, most of whom said they would have had better years of fishing. For the new comers, it was an encouraging and exciting challenge.

The teams were led by Antonio ‘Tony’ Martin on boat Kishy ii, Alvin ‘Cumba’ Martin aboard Who feels it knows it, Tyrone and Lenise Phillips on 3-Sum, Melbourne Stoutt on U’Nyah, Elmore Stoutt aboard Geranama, David Smith on Tiger Too and Amaro Potter on What Ever.

For Mr Smith and his boat Tiger Too, it was the first time participating in the tournament, which he described as pure fun, rough waters and a beautiful catch. “I kind of like it. I am a fisherman but I never really entered the competition before, this is my first time,” Mr Smith told Virgin Islands News Online.

He said he entered the competition very optimistic that he was experienced enough to come in first place with the largest catch, “But I doubt  that I got it because I heard them saying that Stoutt got over 400 pounds and I got over 300 but that’s cool,” he said shortly on his return from sea.

He said the sea was not of the condition that fishermen look forward to especially when it comes to a competition much less for a catch of daily bread. “Nah nah man that sea was really rough there today. It was too tough to fight but we went out there and we still come back with something good, and for a first time man in the competition we did well I would say,” Mr Smith remarked.

While he noted that entering the competition was for the love of fishing, Mr Smith said the best part for him was seeing persons rushing his catch to get some good fresh fish to take home. “Look you see them out there, everybody dipping in and getting some good fresh fish, who aint going to boil, will fry, some will do all sorts of thing and that is the other part I does enjoy.” He said next year he will be back in the competition as the festival has taken on new adventures and meaning for him.

Like Mr Smith, Mr Melbourne Stoutt said the day was not one that encouraged the best of fishing. He said the sea was trying to be the enemy. “He (the sea) didn’t want to give up his fishes today but we is fishermen and we take what we want from the sea, hard or easy.” He added that his catch was of a wide variety and felt that it could have been a better run had the sea been more cooperative.

“But what, we went out there for the love of it, to give we people some nice fresh fish and so we had to fight the sea and take something. Now that it’s over I having some fun. They said I had the largest catch but we going to know later but that don’t really matter. I having fun now,” added Mr Stoutt.

7 Responses to “‘Tiger’ & Stoutt grab Most Catch prizes in Carrot Bay Fisherman's tournament”

  • dd (09/08/2013, 09:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this is good staff
  • one eye (09/08/2013, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    VINO thoes pic mekin me hungry as I could eat a good fish soup right now.
  • talk dat (09/08/2013, 09:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    OMG the BVI waters are still fertile grounds for fishing
  • seeing (09/08/2013, 10:53) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    Them poor fish in the sea minding them own business lol by the way how them East man get so far down day?
  • 007 (09/08/2013, 11:20) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Tiger is a good man so ease up from trying to talk trash bout East man. Nuff carrot bay and west fisherman didnt participate so the man just fill the spot so what's the fuss. Strupes!!!!!!!!
  • hope hill (09/08/2013, 12:53) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Tiger meshson bring dem fish up east deman
  • showtime (09/08/2013, 14:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look he face first time he see so much fish


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