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3rd Annual Caye Caulker Lionfish Derby

Posted By: Marty

3rd Annual Caye Caulker Lionfish Derby - 02/28/18 12:17 PM

Who likes lionfish?

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Posted By: dabunk

Re: 3rd Annual Caye Caulker Lionfish Derby - 02/28/18 04:25 PM

Tasty Critters!!
Posted By: Marty

Re: 3rd Annual Caye Caulker Lionfish Derby - 03/16/18 12:19 PM

The annual Lionfish Derby is coming up on March 24th!!

It will be a full day of activities, eating, drinking and laughter. Get your team ready and sign up with awesome prizes for the winners with the most lionfish caught, the smallest lionfish and the largest lionfish.

You can either free-dive with spear-guns and Hawaiian slings or scuba dive with only Hawaiian slings. There will be a captains meeting explain all the regulations and rules at the Caye Caulker Community Center March 22nd at 18:00. There will be a waiver sheet everyone will need to sign too.

The day will start at 6:30am from the Sports Bar, and then there will be tastings, raffles and a whole lot more during the day.

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 6:30am - 6:00pm CST

Location: Barrier Reef Sports Bar, Caye Caulker
Posted By: Marty

Re: 3rd Annual Caye Caulker Lionfish Derby - 03/26/18 09:52 PM


3rd ANNUAL LION FISH DERBY

Join us on our epic journey as we share the day with a crew at
the 3rd Annual Lion Fish Derby. The lion fish is an invasive species hardly any known predator other than the spear. This event was hosted by Barrier Reef Sports Bar & Grill
Posted By: Marty

Re: 3rd Annual Caye Caulker Lionfish Derby - 03/27/18 11:54 AM


Caye Caulker 3rd Annual Lionfish Derby competition shows a decrease in the invasive species

Starting at 7AM, boats headed out to sea fully equipped with everything they needed to catch as many lionfish as they could and hopefully claim one of the fabulous prizes the tournament had to offer. After approximately eight hours at sea, teams started to arrive back to the island around 3PM with their ice boxes full of lionfish, ready to weigh and count. The weighing station saw a large group of spectators gathered to view the huge amounts of fish caught. The size of lionfish ranged from one and a half inches up to 11 inches. A total of 597 lionfish were caught during the tournament.

At the end of the day when all the catches had been counted and weighed, the respective winners were announced. The award for “most lionfish caught through scuba diving” went to San Pedro’s Sagebrush Team, who caught a total of 121 lionfish. The win for the “most lionfish caught via free diving” was French Angel, who caught a total of 115 lionfish. The prize for the “smallest lionfish” went to Caye to Happiness for catching a fish of only one and a half inches in size, while, the prize for the “largest lionfish” went to Scuba Sensation, for an 11-inch fish. Majority of the teams decided to donate all of their catch to Barrier Reef Sports Bar & Grill to serve up.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see LOTS more photos in the San Pedro Sun


Amigos Del Mar Takes Lionfish Tournament In Caye Caulker
The Amigos del Mar Dive Shop Team, San Pedro, came out victorious at the 3rd Annual Lionfish Derby held in Caye Caulker on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Teammates Anita, Shamir, Mikey and Maverick managed to dive and catch 121 Lionfish and the first place trophy. The tournament is sponsored by the Barrier Reef Sports Bar in Caye Caulker in collaboration with Oceana Belize. Prizes were given out for the most lionfish caught, the smallest lionfish and the largest lionfish. Congratulations to Amigos del Mar of San Pedro and all other participants/winners at the 3rd Annual Lionfish Derby.

Posted By: Marty

Re: 3rd Annual Caye Caulker Lionfish Derby - 04/11/18 12:29 PM

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The Caye Caulker Humane Society is thrilled and grateful to be the recipient of $871 raised by the Barrier Reef Sports Bar & Grill's 2018 Lion Fish Derby! Thanks to the Sports Bar owners and staff as well as Lynne Couch-Harris and Susan Newhouse for all of their hard work on the fun and successful event. Also to everyone who ate a lion fish, bought a raffle ticket, bought and shirt or donated a prize. And congratulations to derby participants and especially winners, who helped bring down the population of the invasive species.

The money will go directly, and 100% to medications and supplies for keeping the island dogs and cats healthy.
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