XVII Roatan International Fishing Tournament
7th Year of Catch and Release
September 15th – 18th, 2016
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 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:
RBC INSULAR, Insular improves the lives of children and adults living with disabilities, providing occupational physical therapy, psychotherapy and other health-related services. A non religious and humanitarian organization. RBC Insular attracts families, the community of Roatan and volunteers to serve neediest.
Roatan Hospital / Roatan Lions Club. Roatan Hospital is the only public hospital in Bay Islands that provides medical services to more than 100 thousand inhabitants of the Bay Islands care. The Lions Club of Roatan will be the directors of the donation to run a Health Project Public Hospital Roatan.
CATTLEYA: It is an Association of Parents and Friends of People with Disabilities. A private non-political organization Non-profit, which operates without prejudice to race, religion, age or sexual preference. Promoting inclusion of people with disability in our society by implementing programs through rehabilitation and strengthening their skills.