5th Annual Matson Fishing Tournament

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Pohnpei Fishing Club
The 5th Annual Matson tourney was held on Saturday, August 26. We had 15 boats registered and it was a good day out for fishing. Sometimes a nice day is not the best for fishing, but some anglers still knew how to bring in the fish. It was a beautiful day though and all the boats had an enjoyable time.
Matson and Amcres put up $2,000.00 in prizes. There was a lot of competitive action for these prizes.
The winners are listed below:
1ST BIGGEST FISH $700
• 65lb YELLOWFIN – ISAIAH HAWLEY
2ND BIGGEST FISH $400
• 35.9lb YELLOWFIN – JEFF AINGEMEA
3RD BIGGEST FISH $300
• 23.1lb MAHI MAHI – AQUINO RINGLEN
4TH BIGGEST FISH $200
• 20.7lb MAHI MAHI – MARCUS SOHL
SPECIES
BIGGEST SKIP JACK $100
• 16.5lb WELBERT DAVID
BIGGEST WAHOO $100
• 10.1lb DANE NIGHSWANDER
BIGGEST BARRACUDA $100
• 19.6lb SOPHIE FINNEN
JUNIOR ANGLER $50
• NICOLE PETERSON –10.6lb BARRACUDA

We want to thank Matson and Amcres for all their help in putting on a great tournament. The barbecue supported the Pohnpei Public Library, which provides much needed services to our children.
Many thanks to those who helped out, including Dr.Hedson running the weigh in, Tina, Melinda, Uta and all of Kumer ’s guys.
A big crowd attended the weigh in. All the winners enjoyed their prizes. The biggest fish was a 65 pound yellow fin caught by Isaiah Hawley, a really nice fish.
Thanks again to our sponsors, and we will see you at the next tournament.