Special Thanks to our Title Sponsor, Budget Marine
Tournament 2013 of the Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament
After coming third last year, Team Exile step up to take top prize !
Exile Exile - Winning Boat 2013
50 boats, 240 anglers, 76 releases! These are some of the exciting numbers from this year’s 44th Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament (BMSIBT). The event was held at the Grenada Yacht Club, January 22nd to 26th 2013.

As the first event of the Southern Caribbean Billfish Circuit, the Tournament set a high standard for the year ahead! Grenada welcomed anglers from many countries including the Cayman Islands, St. Lucia, Martinique, Barbados, Aruba, USA, UK, India, Venezuela, Trinidad and from home waters here in Grenada.

Day 1

Wahoo from Trinidad & Tobago took an early lead with 2 blue marlin releases, Grenada boat ZuZu released 3 sails (including one for junior angler Brian Williams on his birthday - he won top junior angler for it) to be 2nd as did Exile (Aruba) who were 3rd.
Gud Tyme
Gud Tyme - Second Place Boat 2013







Daily Total
- 11 Blue Marlin, 2 White Marlin and 13 sailfish were released. 7 dolphin, 6 tuna & 3 wahoo landed.

Day 2

Gud Tyme from Trinidad & Tobago had just 4 bites on the 2nd day - they caught and released all 4 a blue, white and 2 sails to take the Grand Slam Prize of a dinghy with outboard motor provided by Budget Marine and Grenadian General Insurance Co. Ltd. This allowed them to take first place from Exile who dropped to 2nd and ZuZu who released 1 sail were now 3rd.

Daily Total - 6 blue marlin, 1 white marlin & 18 sailfish, released. Landed 2 dolphins, 4 tunas and 2 wahoo.

Day 3

Lots of fish were hooked in the early morning period and almost all of them were lost! Exile kept plugging away and added another sail to their tally. Reel Extreme from St Lucia released 2 blue marlin which gained them 3rd overall, late in the day Exile released a white marlin which allowed the to take first place ahead of Gud Tyme who were 2nd.

Daily total - 8 blue Marlin, 5 white marlin & 12 sailfish released. 1 tuna, 3 wahoo & 3 dolphins landed.

Tournament totals - 25 blue marlin, 43 sailfish and 8 white marlin for a grand total of 76 releases.

1st Placed Boat
Exile
Exile - Aruba
2nd Placed Boat
Gud Tyme
Gud Tyme - T&T
3rd Place Boat
Reel Extreme
Reel Extreme - St. Lucia
1st Placed AnglerSpencer Scharf
Spencer Scharf - Exile
2nd Placed Angler
Syam GalbaransinghSyam Galbaransingh - Knot Easy
3rd Placed Angler
Darren Mohammed
Darren Mohammed - EZ Axcess

ZuZu Captained by Leslie Ramdhanny, was the top performing Grenadian boat with a total of 4 sailfish releases earning 1500 points and 7th place overall. Brian Williams who also fished on ZuZu, was this year’s Junior Angler Champion.

The ladies were also “in on the action” and Rachel Johnson fishing on Reel Extreme from St. Lucia won Top Female angler releasing a blue marlin ahead of Linda Morris on “TT Hemisphere” from the Cayman islands who released a sailfish.
 
“The Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament has set the bar for fishing events in the Southern Caribbean. We are pleased with the participation from across the region and are confident that the Tournament will continue to grow and contribute significantly to Grenada’s economy.” commented Richard McIntyre, Chairman of the Committee.

Brian Williams - Top Junior Angler'
Brian Williams - Top Junior Angler 2013


Gary Clifford, Committee member and participating Captain, also stated, “The anglers had three days of excellent competition and had an enjoyable time.”

The Committee wishes to place on record their thanks and appreciation to all sponsors whose contributions and support made the Tournament possible.

These include firstly, the Title Sponsor Budget Marine Grenada.

Silver Sponsors - Grenada Board of Tourism, Beacon Insurance and Bank of Nova Scotia, Carib Beer.

Bronze Sponsors - Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina, CIBC FirstCaribbean Int’l Bank, and Independence Agencies as well the many other sponsors and supporters including Duty Free Caribbean, Horizon Yacht Charters, Westerhall Estate Ltd., LL Ramdhanny & Co. Ltd., Renwick & Thompson, Grenadian General Insurance Co. Ltd., LIME, and Up In Smoke.


Official Video of the 2013 BMSIBT Event


Captain Gary Clifford

BMSIBT Committee


www.chartersfishinggrenada.com

E-mail; Captain Gary Clifford
Captain Gary Clifford of True Blue Sportfsihing




























Final Placings



Place Boat Points Country
1st Exile 2400 Aruba
2nd Gud Tyme 2200 Trinidad & Tobago
3rd Reel Extreme 1800 St. Lucia
4th Knot Easy 1600 Trinidad & Tobago
5th Wahoo 1600 Trinidad & Tobago
6th Southern Cross 1600 Trinidad & Tobago
7th ZuZu 1500 Grenada
8th Blue Fever 1500 Trinidad & Tobago
9th De Reel Viking 1400 Barbados
10th EZ Axess 1300 Trinidad & Tobago


Top Junior Angler Brian Williams - ZuZu - Grenada
Top Lady Angler Rachael Johnson - Reel Extreme - St. Lucia

 

1st Place Angler Spencer Scharf on Exile (Aruba) 1500 points
2nd Place Angler Syam Galbaransingh on Knot Easy (T&T) 1300 points
3rd Place Angler Darren Mohammed on EZ Axcess (T&T) 1000 points


Grand Slam Boat Gud Tyme (T&T)


Boat pool (weight of fish bought to the scale):

1st place Go up D Road (T&T) 584 lb
2nd place Magic Lady (T&T) 237 lb
3rd place Reel Extreme (St. Lucia) 102 lb
4th place Iron Lady (T&T) 93 lb
Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors
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