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On the Docks at the Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament

One of the Caribbean’s most popular events

2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament incognito team three blue marlin

The fishing off Antigua can be outstanding: The Incognito team released three blue marlin during their pre-fishing day.

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The Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament is one of the most popular events of its kind in the Caribbean, with an expected fleet of nearly 50 boats and thousands of spectators turning out each evening for the weigh-ins. It’s also the newest qualifying event for the prestigious Offshore World Championship: The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the Antigua and Barbuda tournament in the 2017 Offshore World Championship in Costa Rica. Dan Jacobs, tournament director of the OWC, is attending the event, which is hosted at the historic Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbour, Antigua. The tournament also has a bonus of $100,000 for the team that breaks the tournament record for blue marlin, which currently stands at 771 pounds.

2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament nelsons harbor

The event is hosted in beautiful Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua.

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2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament mate eating ballyhoo

Big John, the mate on Rum and Coke, shows the marlin what to do.

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2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament center consoles

Center console boats are popular in the islands.

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2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament heading out

Double Header heads to sea.

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2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament fleet arriving

The fleet begins to arrive in Antigua.

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2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament respooling reels

Tournament prep includes respooling reels with fresh line.

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2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament lures

Lure fishing is a popular option off Antigua.

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2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament salt shaker

Salt Shaker gets prepped for the tournament.

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2017 Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament sweet peace

Sweet Peace at rest.

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double rum and coke in antigua

Double Rum and Coke returns to port after a day offshore.

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sea ghost running home

Sea Ghost runs for home.

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