Choppy seas greeted forty fishing boats today as the nineteenth annual Cayman Islands international fishing tournament has kicked off from now till Sunday. Local fisherman and fishing enthusiasts from abroad have come down to catch the biggest fish in Caymanian waters.
With fishing being a part of life in the Cayman Islands since the sixteen hundreds, this tournament shows that the tradition is still alive to this day.
“Fishing is synonymous with Caymanians as a people and as a community, and so much of our life has been, circulates around fishing and circulates around the ocean, so, it’s always good when you have a tournament, especially when you have individuals, not from Cayman and coming here to join and interacting with us, it’s good for tourism, it strengthens social bonds and its good clean fun,” said Cabinet Secretary, Samuel Rose.
For anyone wishing to see what people have caught, make your way to George Town yacht club between four thirty and six thirty to see the fish being weighed and awarded this Saturday and Sunday.