The Saipan Fishermen’s Association has set the 11th Annual Mahi Fishing Derby on April 11, 2015, launching from Smiling Cove Marina. The derby will start promptly at 6am and will conclude at 5pm the same day.
Cash prizes will be: $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place, $500 for third place, and in-kind prizes for fourth and fifth place.
The registration fee is $100 per boat, including one captain and one angler, with $10 assessed for each additional angler. Pre-registration is set for April 10 from 4:30pm to 6pm at the Smiling Cove Marina weighing station. Derby officials from the SFA will briefly explain the rules and regulations of the competition.
Spectators are invited to see the day’s catch as fishermen begin returning to Smiling Cove Marina at approximately 4pm on April 11. Event organizers are reminding participants that no catch will be weighed in and entered after the 5pm deadline. The awards party will immediately take place after the derby at Smiling Cove Marina starting at 6pm.
Interested applicants may pick up registration forms, rules and regulations, and schedule of events at the Marianas Visitors Authority office or download via the MVA Calendar of Events under the event date at www.mymarianas.com.
For more information about the derby, contact Ed Diaz at MVA at 664-3200/01 or via e-mail at email@example.com. (MVA)