The most anticipated and crowded event in Roatan is coming soon – the seventh edition of the Roatan International Fishing Tournament. It is one of the top catch and release tournaments in the region with over 20,000 people joining in on the activities and fun. The event is centered around Independence Day with a Carnival in West End and week long celebrations.
If you are coming to Roatan and would like to participate in this world class deep sea fishing event from September 14th to the 17th, book Captain Artley to charter your group and be your personal captain. We provide all the gear and get you to the right fishing spots so you can get fishing to win the title!
- $275 per fishing day ($825)
- Cost of fuel
- XVIII Roatan International Fishing Tournament Registration Fee
All fishing gear, drinks, bottled water, and snacks are provided.
Schedule of Events:
THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2017:
4:00 –9:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Captains Meeting at the Entrance of West End.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2017:
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. 16, 2017:
Second Fishing Day.
Fishing hours are 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17, 2017:
Final Fishing Day.
Fishing hours are 5:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony.
Categories & Prizes:
Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish and Spearfish are the only species that qualify in this division.
– Blue Marlin 500 Points
– White Marlin 300 Points
– Sailfish and Spearfish 200 Points
*Bonus points 50 bonus points will be awarded for a clean hook removal from any billfish with video evidence.
1st place Team with most overall billfish points.
2nd place Team with second most overall billfish points.
3rd place Team with third most overall billfish points.
The Rodeo Division will be point based. One point per pound will be awarded to each qualifying fish. Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna and Kingfish are the qualifying species in this category. Minimum qualifying weight is 20 lbs. A short on deck video including the day’s flag is required and must be recorded immediately after a qualifying fish has been caught.
1st place Awarded to the team with most overall Rodeo points.
2nd place Awarded to the team with second most overall Rodeo points.
3rd place Awarded to the team with third most overall Rodeo points.
Junior anglers should be 15 years old or younger. Qualifying species include: Barracuda, Mackerel, Kingfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, and Tuna.
Qualifying fish need to be at least 15 lbs with the exception of Barracuda and Mackerel which require a minimum weight of 10 lbs to qualify.
1st Place – Awarded to the heaviest qualifying fish.
2nd Place – Awarded to the second heaviest qualifying fish.