Monday 27th August, 2007


Agostini sets new local record

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From left, Captain Michael De Freitas, Amy Viera, Fernando Navarro and angler Jean Paul Agostini.

A 187-pound tarpon was caught on Friday by Jean Paul Agostini also called ‘JP’ in the first session of the First Annual Tarpon Thunder Tournament put on by the T&T Game Fishing Association (TTGFA) with main sponsorship from the Well Services Group of Companies.

Agostini just missed the jackpot of US$10,000 sponsored by Real Marketing Ltd for the heaviest tarpon over 200 lbs.

The catch set the new local tarpon record certified by TTGFA officials in accordance with International Game Fishing Association standards.

Many anglers fought large tarpon during the three day tournament, but only Agostini was lucky enough to set the local record at 187 lbs. The world record for tarpon is 287 lbs.

The final results were announced at the prize giving ceremony on August 19 at the Lure Restaurant, Sweet Water Marina.

Mamzelle took first Place with 11 tarpon released. Bobby Breen placed second with 11 and in third with 10 was Radical.

A total of 21 boats and 90 anglers caught and released 77 tarpon with two tarpon brought to the scale in the popular Tarpon Thunder Tournament.

Two teams came from Tobago and another two teams from the United States. All teams confirmed their interest in coming to the tournament next year.





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