The Billfish Foundation 2019 Tagging winners
The Billfish Foundation has announced that the prize giving for the 2019 winners of the annual tagging competition will take place in Florida on the 14 February 2020. To view visit https://billfish.org/featured/2019-tag-release-competition-winners/ What a year it was for those Captains and anglers fishing for Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Sailfish around the world. Take note where some of the top 5 tagging and releasing Anglers and Captains are from and caught their fish. For Blue Marlin; Cape Verde, Kenya, Seychelles, Hawaii, Brazil, Bahamas, with anglers from Ecuador & Japan making the top 5. For Black Marlin; Australia right up at the top along with Vanuatu, Panama and Seychelles and Mexico. For Sailfish this is looking to be a tough race with Florida ( and the USA ) dominating with strong catches in Seychelles, Angola, Kenya and Australia. This gives us an indication of where to plan to look for your winning fish for the 2020 Gamefish World Cup. Congratulations to all the Captains and Anglers for a great season and especially to friends Capt Stewart Simpson and Sean van Veijeren who beat us down into to 5th in the Atlantic Blue marlin division.