Environmental organizations host first ever “My Life My Responsibility” fishing tournament

By Pohnpei Fishing Club

 

December 1, 2018

DSC01691Pohnpei—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     DSC01678

YELLOWFIN TUNA     

Francisco Sohl $100 1st Place-Biggest Species  15.5

Rumina  Kohler $25 PMK Voucher and $25 Fuel Voucher 2nd Place 5.5

     

SKIPJACK     

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

     

WAHOO     

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

     

DSC01702MAHIMAHI     

Jimmy Obispo $100 1st Place 18.5

     

RAINBOW RUNNER     

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.

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