Light Tackle Tournament Set For June 23 & 24

June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bermuda’s International Light Tackle Tournament [ILTT] is set to see its 51st iteration take place on June 23 and June 24.

A spokesperson said, “In 2018 we’ll have a slightly modified format and two cornerstone sponsors, International Financial Planning and Crisson Jewellers.

“This year the ILTT will be fished over two days on the weekend of 23 and 24 June. The Captains’ Meeting will be held on the evening of Friday 22 June and prize giving on the evening of Monday 25 June.”

ILTT Bermuda June 2018 (1)

“Fishing in teams of up to four, anglers can target all species [other than sharks] on 12lb test line or decide to use 30lb test line to target billfish. Fishing will start at 8am and finish at 3.30pm each day.

“Tournament weigh points are awarded under the factor system. Common catches include yellowfin and blackfin tuna, wahoo and almaco jacks.

“With an eye to conservation, all billfish must be released with video footage of each release provided at the weigh station.”

ILTT Bermuda June 2018 (2)

“To encourage younger anglers into the event, any team with a junior angler in its ranks will have the junior angler’s points uplifted by 20%. The 20% uplift means this is a great event to fish with your son, daughter or any budding young angler and have them become part of the ILTT tradition.

“This year we’ll have an all-female team competing, trying to outdo their male counterparts for a shot at a great range of prizes, including a set of high quality light tackle Shimano reels. The championship team will earn the right to represent the ILTT at the 2019 Offshore World Championship. And the overall highpoint angler will be awarded a fabulous TAG Heuer Aquaracer timepiece from Crisson Jewellers.”

The public can sign up and register for the event online.

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