Monday 25 May, 2020

VIDEO: More than 250 anglers for Montego Bay Marlin Tournament

Londie Murray, tournament director

Londie Murray, tournament director

More than 250 anglers will compete in the 57th Montego Bay Yacht Club International Marlin Tournament next month.

Tournament director Londie Murray said the event will see a record number of boats participating.

"We are going to beat the previous record of boats ...which is 42," Murray said at the launch of the event at the Cru Bar in St Andrew on Monday, adding "We are now at 45 boats with about 11 waiting to be confirmed."

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)-sponsored event will be held from October 2 to 6, and is expected to attract over 700 patrons, including overseas visitors.

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett welcomed the event and lauded the organisers.

“I want to encourage these maritime sports,” he said, noting that the island must position itself for the multibillion-dollar sport tourism industry. Watch the video below.

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