Published: Tuesday, 08 January 2019 02:13
Written by Bill Jaynes
By Pohnpei Fishing Club
December 1, 2018
Pohnpei—The Micronesia Conservation Trust, the Conservation Society of Pohnpei, and the Pohnpei Menin Katengensed Fish Market hosted the first ever “My Life My Responsibility” fishing tournament for members of the Pohnpei Fishing Club. 22 boats entered the tournament. Many wahoos were landed during the day but some anglers were successful with other species as well.
The tournament was a big fish tournament. The top five biggest fish received cash prizes with the grand prize being $350. There were also prizes for the three biggest fish in each species if there were more than three of each species caught. There were also three prizes for lady and junior angler.
CATEGORY A: BIGGEST FISH
Rayanna David $350 1st Place for Biggest Fish 33.5 yellowfin
Wilbur David $300 2nd Place for Biggest Fish 32.5 yellowfin
Dane Nighswander $250 3rd Place for Biggest Fish 26.0 wahoo
Kevin Ihara, Jr. $200 4th Place for Biggest Fish 25.0 wahoo
Kirino Olpet $150 5th Place for Biggest Fish 21.0 wahoo
CATEGORY B: BIGGEST SPECIES
Francisco Sohl $100 1st Place-Biggest Species 15.5
Rumina Kohler $25 PMK Voucher and $25 Fuel Voucher 2nd Place 5.5
Rumina Kohler $100 1st Place 12.0
Selino Maxin $25 PMK Voucher 2nd Place 8.5
Sendo Welsin $25 Fuel Fuel Voucher 2nd Place 8.5
Steve Finnen $50 Cash and $25 PMK Voucher 1st place- 20.0
Nelson Bartolome $50 Cash and $25 Fuel Voucher 1st place- 20.0
Nathan Glancy $25 PMK 3rd Place 18.0
Jimmy Obispo $100 1st Place 18.5
Santriko Ioanis $100 1st Place 9.0
Rayanna David $25 PMK Voucher and $25 Fuel Voucher 2nd Place 6.5
CATEGORY C: LADY ANGLER
Michelle Sannicolas $200 1st Place- 18.0 Wahoo
Lara Trott $150 2nd Place- 16.0 Wahoo
Maria Spegal 100 3rd Place- 15.0 Wahoo
CATEGORY D: JUNIOR
Gabby Edward $100 1st Place 16.5 Mahimahi
Junior Ioanis $75 2nd Place 15.0 Wahoo
Chris Edward 50 3rd Place 13.5 Wahoo
It was a great tourney and we want to thank the Conservation Society of Pohnpei, the Micronesia Conservation Trust and the Pohnpei Menin Katengensed Fish Market
Give a big round of applause to all the anglers who went out. We are also pleased to work in whatever way we can with the conservation groups involved and will wear the t-shirts to support conservation.
Everyone have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We are looking forward to a great 2019 for fishing.
Published: Wednesday, 03 May 2017 16:09
Written by Yap Sports Council
Yap Sports Council // March 17, 2017
ABAY, Yap — On March 10 – 12, 2017, an FSM Wrestling Team participated in the 2017 Cadet, Junior, and Senior Oceania Wrestling Championship held in Tahiti, French Polynesia. The team consisted of Wrestling Coach Lawrence Uwelur, Yapese athletes Paul Gibay and Thomas Wichilbuch Jr., Chuukese athletes JK Kaminanga and Joshua Aizawa, and NF Official Clark Graham.
From the turnout, both Paul Gibay and Thomas Wichilbuch Jr. have earned medals. Paul Gibay, who competed in the 60kg junior category, won a silver medal in the Greco-Roman Style and a bronze medal in the Free Style.
Thomas Wichilbuch Jr., who was in the 70kg senior category, brought in a silver medal in the Free Style and a Gold medal in the Greco-Roman style.
“Congratulations to all members of the FSM Team and many appreciation for representing your state and country!”