‘Nathalie Kate’ is top fishing boat, 1956.60 pounds of fish caught

POSTED: 11/16/11 4:16 AM

St. Maarten – After hauling in five Wahoos and a gigantic Mahi Mahi, the Nathalie Kate from St Maarten emerged as the top fishing vessel after a total haul of 260.30 pounds in the 4th annual Budget Marine Wahoo tournament on November 12. The event, organized by the St Maarten Sports Fishing Foundation, attracted a record entry of 30 boats with participants coming from St. Croix, St. Thomas, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barths, Saba, French St. Martin and hosts St Maarten.
The Captain of Nathalie Kate, Paul Ellinger, literally stole the show and was named the champion boat overall. The second most weight overall went to fishing vessel ‘Living The Dream’ from St.Croix captained by Austin Schneider who hauled in seven Wahoos for a total catch of 227.60 lbs. The largest Wahoo was brought to the scale by fishing vessel ‘Black Fin’ from Nevis, which was captained by Clevin Christmas, weighing in at 57.3 lbs. The largest Yellowfin Tuna was 32.70 lbs and caught by fishing vessel ‘Scamp’ captained by Sergio Hodge.
The largest mahi mahi was a whopping 63.80 lbs. This was hauled in by ‘Nathalie Kate’. The largest king fish was a 28 lbs fish caught by ‘Malik’ captained by Melvin Hunt.
The Marlin release prize went to ‘Just Relax’ which is from Nevis and captained by Malvern Jeffers. ‘Malika’ was also recognized as champion boat under 25 ft after out-dueling everyone in their class.
The best female angler prize went to a very proud young lady by the name of Erilia Romney, fishing aboard ‘Nathalie Kate’ after reeling in a 63.8 lbs mahi mahi, out-dueling all other female and male participating anglers, with the largest fish of the event. The best junior angler prize went to Melvin Hunt Jr. aboard fishing boat ‘Malik’ for reeling in a 28 pound king fish.
The organizers were very pleased with the turn out and even more so of the support shown by their sponsors and are looking forward to next year’s 5th annual event.

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