The Saipan Fishermen’s Association will hold the 15th Annual Mahi-mahi Fishing Derby on March 20, 2019.
The derby will start at 6am and will conclude at 5pm the same day, launching from Smiling Cove Marina.
Prizes will include $1,000 cash for first place with remaining placement prizes to be announced.
The registration fee is $100 per boat, including one captain and one angler, and $10 for each additional angler. Pre-registration will be March 29 from 4:30pm to 6pm at the Smiling Cove Marina weighing station. Derby officials from the SFA will also brief participants on the rules and regulations of the competition.
“The Mahi-mahi Fishing Derby is not only a great hit for local fisherman, but also an annual event that fishermen from Guam and other areas look forward to every year,” said Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Christopher. A. Concepcion. “The MVA is pleased to an annual sponsor of this event, which gives visiting fishermen the opportunity to troll the beautiful, deep blue waters of the Marianas.”
Spectators are invited to see the day’s catch as fishermen begin returning to Smiling Cove Marina at approximately 4pm on derby day. Event organizers are reminding participants that no catch will be entered after the 5pm deadline. The awards party will immediately take place after the derby at Smiling Cove Marina immediately after the event.
For more information about the derby, contact MVA Community Projects specialist Ray Villagomez at 664-3200/01 or email@example.com. (MVA)