International Game Fishing tournament underway in Apia
The 17th Samoa International Game Fishing Association (SIGFA) International Fishing Tournament 2013 taking place in Apia at this time has seen plenty of fishing action with boats from three island-nations, including two boats from American Samoa.
The Samoa tournament runs from April 27-May 4, and will be followed by the I’a Lapo’a Game Fishing Tournament in American Samoa, which begins on May 5.
The American Samoa boat Bonavista II captained by Andy Wearing was able to haul in a total of 67.3kg on six catches, which placed it 2nd place overall for the boat and country standings on the first day of the tournament, right behind the ‘Seemu’ from Samoa captained by Seiuli Hansell, who hauled in a total of 85.2kg on three catches.
The other American Samoa boat, Sau’ia captained by Rodney Reid did not record anything on the first day, but was able to bring in a total of 19.5kg on Day 2, with two catches, while the Bonavista II reeled in 76kg in seven catches on the second day.
For overall country points, Samoa led the way on Day 2 with 531.1 points, followed by New Zealand (447 points) with American Samoa in 3rd place at that time with 95.5 points.
Here are the overall boat standings for Day 2:
BOAT CAPTAIN CNTRY POINTS WT CATCH
Girlfriend Marc Noakes NZ 242.3 192.3 5
Braveheart Clyde Fraser NZ 140.8 140.8 1
Seemu Seiuli Hansell SAM 115 115 6
Pure Indulgence Gregory SAM 91.5 91.5 6
2nd Chance Tuala Oli SAM 89.6 39.6 5
Bonavista II Andy Wearing AMS 76 76 7
Nimo Paul Caffarelli SAM 63.2 63.2 4
Tsunami Trevor Meredit SAM 30.7 30.7
Barcrusher Mathew Fisher SAM 25.7 25.7 3
Aumahi Dale Withington SAM 22.1 28.2 3
(The results were sent in to Samoa News by JD Hall)