Anglers from across the Caribbean are gearing up and plotting their course for what promises to be a great first edition of Leverick Bay Witch Hunt Tournament. Fifteen boats have already signed up for this amicable competition that promises to be one of the British Virgin Islands signature gatherings. The weekend long tournament from October 9 – 11, 2009 will feature diverse fishing experiences in a beautiful setting.
Scores will be awarded for different species. The catch and release of Marlins will earn you the highest points, 200 for a blue marlin and 100 for a white marlins and/or a sail fish. One point per pound will be awarded for the catch of Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo. For those who would like to try their luck by doing some bottom fishing the tournament will award points for snappers, queen snappers, groupers and/or similar species.
The weekend-long event will host a series of activities for all attendees, angles or non-anglers. Daily activities, beach excursions and picnics will be available during the day. A costume party will be held Saturday evening, where the best costumes will win a prize.
The tournament will end with an award ceremony on Sunday night at the restaurant in Leverick Bay. Awards for the best fishing boats, top anglers and best catch of the tournament will be handed out. Prizes include: trophies, free vacation packages, fishing gear and lots of surprises.
This event will take place thanks to the support of: Leverick Bay Resort and Marina, Club Nautico of San Juan, Roadtown Wholesale Trading LTD, the BVI Government and Tourist Board, and Discovery Bay Marina.