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XVII Roatan International Fishing Tournament
7th Year of Catch and Release
September 15th – 18th, 2016

Event Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016:

4:00 –9:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Captains Meeting at the Entrance of West End.

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016:

6:00 a.m. Bimini
Start from Half Moon Bay W.E.
Fishing hours are 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016:

Second Fishing Day.
Fishing hours are 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016:

Final Fishing Day.
Fishing hours are 5:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony.

If you are looking for accommodation during your stay in Roatan, check out our accommodation partners:
Mayan PrincessXbalanque Resort and Paradise Beach Hotels.

If you are looking for packed breakfasts, lunch or bakery packs, contact Fresh Bakery & Cafe here.

Participate in TBF’s Tag & Release Program

TBF’s Tag & Release Program has the largest private billfish tagging database in the world and remains a cornerstone of TBF’s work, providing scientists with vital information gathered by thousands of volunteer fishing teams. The traditional tagging data reveals details such as migration patterns, age and growth rates, diving depths and sex ratios, all adding to a knowledge base that advances billfish science and, in turn, billfish management policies.

It is only through the participation of anglers, captains and mates that TBF is able to gather this vital tag & release data. Every fish that is tagged, released and recaptured provides us with one more piece in the puzzle of the mysterious lives of billfish. Additionally, documenting tagged and/or released billfish also illustrates the socio-economic importance of recreational fishing to our policy makers. Your participation makes a valuable contribution towards realizing a brighter future for billfish, our oceans and related economies! THE FISHERMEN ASSOCIATION OF ROATAN ENCOURAGES ALL ANGLERS OF THE FISHING TOURNAMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TAG AND RELEASE BFF PROGRAM, FOR TAGS AND TAGGING INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 9955-0001

Proceeds of the Event

Once again, as last year, we not only will promote international, national and local tourism, but part of the proceeds from the Tournament will be donated to:

• Little Friends Foundation
This foundation was formed by a group of concerned islanders to improve the health care system of the island.

• Bay Islands Coastal Clean Up
This organization was formed to help clean our coastal areas with the effort to raise awareness of the importance of good environmental practices.

• Roatan’s Lions Club
This organization is an International nonprofit Organization whose slogan is “We Serve.” Developing local projects based on Education and Health. (They will be the Administrators of the donation to execute a Health Project for the Roatan Public Hospital).

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