$20,000 on offer for best anglers

| 19/03/2012

tournament2011.jpg(Hurley’s Group): Rooster Radio has announced plans for the Ninth Annual Rooster Shootout fishing tournament to be held March 23-25, on Grand Cayman.  The Shootout features more than $20,000 in cash and prizes awarded to anglers in numerous categories including wahoo, dolphin, tuna, and marlin. The tournament has a new location, a new prize category, and a host of other improvements that will make this year the most exciting to date.  Last year’s Shootout hosted 43 boats and 144 anglers.  With the improvements to the Shootout for 2012, organizers expect an even larger turnout this year.  “The big news is that the Weigh Station location has been changed to Harbour House Marina, this year’s presenting sponsor,” stated Rooster General Sales Manager Cheryl Birch.

“We’re certain that this venue will be convenient, comfortable, and welcoming to returning fishermen each day of the tournament. Harbour House Marina sundry shop will be open, they have ice and fuel and will have a mechanic on site each day to assist any boat that may need a repair before heading back out the next day.”  

Another innovation for 2012 includes a new category, “Rookie Boat” for watercraft that have never before entered the Shootout.  A popular element introduced at the 2011 Shootout will return in 2012, the District Cup.  This category rewards the Cayman district that earns the most points from their top three scoring boats in the Shootout.  The inaugural District Cup was awarded to the District of Georgetown with their top three boats scoring a combined 58 points in the tournament.

Award categories for the 2012 Rooster Shootout include: Individual prizes for top weight Wahoo, Dolphin and Yellow Fin Tuna; heaviest combined weight per angler; Kirk Freeport will again sponsor the Captain Prize for the heaviest combined weight per boat. The Lady Angler, District Cup; and Rookie Boat of the year and the elusive Grand Whopper sponsored by Burger King are a few of the trophies up for grab for the participants this year.

Registration for the Rooster Shootout is Wednesday, March 21 starting at 6pm. “Guy Harvey’s Grill will once again host the Shootout registration – providing an ideal backdrop for reminiscing about past tournaments and preparing for this years event,” stated Ms. Birch.


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  1. Jonathan Cuff says:

    Just as confirmation Harbour House Marina will be opening at 630am on Friday so boats can fill up with fuel and get ice and other supplies. We are offering 20% off all chandlery including fishing gear to entrants. We will be staying open late on Friday, Saturday and opening on Sunday from 3pm-7pm so boats can get supplies.