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Annual Junior Fishing Tournament On August 19

Annual Junior Fishing Tournament On August 19

The Bermuda Anglers Club Annual Junior Fishing Tournament will be held on Sunday [Aug 19] and is open to any boys and girls under the age of 17. It is free to enter and fishing starts at 8.30am. Prizes are up for grabs in several categories for boys and girls, which include fishing from the shore or from a boat and using a rod and reel or hand line.... Read more of this article

Ministry Updates On Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Ministry Updates On Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Officials provided an update on the most recent outbreak of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning [CFP], saying that between 29th June and 17th July, they received 13 reports of CFP, and the “fishes implicated in this outbreak were large Amberjacks and Barracuda.” The statement said, “The Ministry of Health and the Department of Environment and... Read more of this article

Cap Of 450 Recreational Lobster Diver Licenses

Cap Of 450 Recreational Lobster Diver Licenses

The Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown today announced a cap of 450 recreational lobster divers for the 2018-2019 season, which opens September 1st 2018. Licenses will be issued on a first come, first served basis from August 6th 2018. The deadline to report catch data [including nil catches] for the 2017-2018 season was April 30th 2018. Therefore,... Read more of this article

Blue Marlin Travels 5,089 NM To Win Race

Blue Marlin Travels 5,089 NM To Win Race

A blue marlin satellite-tagged in July 2017 during the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship has won the 2017-18 IGFA Great Marlin Race [IGMR] after swimming an estimated 5,089 nautical miles traveling from Bermuda to northeast of Brazil.The International Game Fish Association [IGFA] said, “The winning billfish swam an estimated 5,089... Read more of this article

Light Tackle Tournament Set For June 23 & 24

Light Tackle Tournament Set For June 23 & 24

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... Read more of this article

Bobby Lambe’s 499.5lb Blue Marlin Catch

Bobby Lambe’s 499.5lb Blue Marlin Catch

After laying claim to a 431.1lb bluefin tuna earlier this month, Captain Bobby Lambe of the fishing vessel ‘Last Chance’ has outdone himself with his latest catch – a 499.5lb blue marlin. The blue marlin was brought to shore arriving at Robinson’s Marina dock this morning. The 499.5lb blue marlin: Related StoriesVideo:... Read more of this article

Photos: Bobby Lambe’s 431lb Bluefin Tuna Catch

Photos: Bobby Lambe’s 431lb Bluefin Tuna Catch

[Updated with video] Crowds gathered at Robinson’s Marina in Somerset this afternoon [April 22] to get a glimpse at the latest catch of a bluefin tuna. Captain Bobby Lambe hooked the 431.1lb tuna at around 7.30am this morning on the fishing boat ‘Last Chance’ and it took until 2.30pm this afternoon before it was finally landed on the... Read more of this article

Fishing In Seasonally Protected Areas Prohibited

Fishing In Seasonally Protected Areas Prohibited

The Ministry of Home Affairs is reminding commercial and recreational fishers, that fishing in the Seasonally Protected Areas — also known as the “Hind Grounds” and “Grouper Grounds” — will be prohibited from 15 April to 14 August 2018 in order to protect spawning Red Hinds and Black Groupers. “It should also be noted that... Read more of this article

Collaboration To Reduce Lionfish Population

Collaboration To Reduce Lionfish Population

It is often said that good things come in groups of three, and that might be the case for a trio of research projects aimed at reducing a threat to Bermuda’s marine biodiversity: the invasive lionfish. BIOS said, “While many invasive species disrupt natural ecosystems by spreading disease or competing for food and habitat, lionfish are particularly... Read more of this article

Video: US Show Looks At Lionfish In Bermuda

Video: US Show Looks At Lionfish In Bermuda

The American morning television program ‘America’s Morning Headquarters’ [AMHQ] recently highlighted Bermuda and the robots that are helping decrease our lionfish population. Host Katie Linendoll says: “When you touch down on the tiny island of Bermuda you quickly become captivated by the picturesque quality of the island. Some... Read more of this article

Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

The fourth Winter Lionfish Derby, sponsored by Conyers Imports was held from January 1 through January 31, with a wrap-up party and awards ceremony taking place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] recently. A spokesperson said, “Here’s a few things about the very successful winter Lionfish Derby. For starters, we had 60 people... Read more of this article

471 Pound Bluefin Tuna Caught & Served

471 Pound Bluefin Tuna Caught & Served

[Written by Don Burgess] On Friday, a fisherman who caught a huge bluefin tuna in the morning had it served to him at dinner later that night. David Soares says he was by himself in his boat the Kerry D around 10am off of Challenger Banks when he felt a tug on his line. Fish being reeled in:He said he knew he had something special “right away. It... Read more of this article

BTA: Fishing Event Hooks Return For Bermuda

BTA: Fishing Event Hooks Return For Bermuda

A summer fishing tournament “pumped an estimated $4.6 million into the local economy and attracted 475 visitors to the island in 2017,” according to the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “The Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship is a collection of three fishing tournaments in early July: Bermuda Billfish Blast, Bermuda Big Game Classic... Read more of this article