Gregory Town Fishing Tournament 2017

img_1491The second annual Gregory Town Fishing Tournament is being held on Saturday February 11.

To participate you must register on Friday February 10 between 3pm and 8pm at Unca Gene’s in Gregory Town. Registration fee is $10. Registration the day of the tournament is $15. All potential prize winners must be caught on Saturday February 11 between dawn and 3pm. Rain date is Sunday February 12.

Weigh in runs between 3 and 5pm February 11th at Gregory Town dock. Unca Gene’s after party features drink specials, good grub, and open mic hosted by Jebby Jeb and his Muffin People.

Prizes will be awarded in these categories:

– Heaviest fish caught by hook and line from shore
– Heaviest fish caught by hook and line from a boat
– Heaviest fish by spear
– Largest amount of lionfish caught by any method

Rules:

Fish must be caught between dawn and 3pm on February 11, 2016.
No bonefish, sharks, rays, Nassau grouper, nor jabberwockies.
Tie breaker: fish length.

Come on out and participate and to benefit a good cause. Don’t fish? No problem. All donations gratefully accepted. Stop by Unca Gene’s or the Gregory Town cove.

Last year was a blast.

Gregory Town Fishing Tournament Revived; Organisers aiming for Annual February Event

Second Annual Gregory Town Fishing Tournament

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For those that missed it, last year’s inaugural Gregory Town Fishing Tournament featured large fishes, prizes, swag, boozing, fish-frying, good times, sponsors, fundraising, and other stuff that I forgot.

Through the mighty efforts of the highly-skilled local fisherman and the generosity or our local sponsors (Jimmy’s, da Perk, Unca Gene’s, WhiskyTango Labs,…) we raised enough moola to get the Gregory Town School a copier/printer/scanner.

Ms. Clarke graciously accepted the new device, just in time for the new school year and the influx of young scholars and hard-working teachers.

The date has been set for the second annual: Saturday, February 11, 2017. We are looking for sponsors. All funds go toward supporting Gregory Town School. Which, by the way has a list of needs if anyone is curious…

Special thanks to Ms. Amanda, without whom me and Boyd would still be sitting around soaking up booze, and talking about having a fishing tournament.

Gregory Town Fishing Tournament 2016

The Gregory Town Fishing Tournament is being revived, in the name of fun, and to raise funds to benefit local institutions. This year’s proceeds will be spent directly on supplies for Gregory Town School.

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To participate you must register on Friday February 12 between 3pm and 8pm at Unca Gene’s in Gregory Town. Registration fee is $10. Registration the day of the tournament is $15. All potential prize winners must be caught on Saturday February 13 between dawn and 3pm. Rain date is Sunday February 14.

Weigh in runs between 3 and 5pm February 13th at Gregory Town dock. Unca Gene’s after party features drink specials, good grub, and open mic musical entertainment.

Prizes will be awarded in these categories:

– Heaviest fish caught by hook and line from shore
– Heaviest fish caught by hook and line from a boat
– Heaviest fish speared
– Largest amount of lionfish caught by any method

Rules:

Fish must be caught between dawn and 3pm on February 13, 2016.
No bonefish, sharks, rays, Nassau grouper, nor jabberwockies.
Tie breaker: fish length.

Stay tuned for further information about prizes, boat charters, and more.

The Art of the Deal

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I’ve added this post from contributor and South Jersey fishmeister Chris Boyd. Looking forward to much more from Chris in the future.

When Andy asked me to write a blog for his new website I was really stoked. Then I remembered I don’t write, so bear with me.

There’s two things that I really love to do. Fishing and make art. It just so happens I can combine the two, literally. Gyotaku, translated means fish rubbing in Japanese. It’s a method of painting and pressing paper onto a fish. Centuries ago, Japanese fishermen brought paper and ink with them. This was a way to record and keep records of there catch. Today it has become a popular art form. Go to any art gallery on the coast and you might see a Gyotako artist work displayed there.

I want to start out by saying I have no training in art. I watched a fishing show and a father and son bought home a couple of Tuna’s. They made a few fish prints and I was blown away.

So, I went out and bought paper, ink and brushes. I forgot to buy the trashcan. For every 10 prints I made I threw out 8, and the 2 I kept weren’t that great. This was three years ago. I know what the words persistent and patience mean now. So, the garage got cleaned out, shelves and work benches were constructed. My drafting table was reassembled, sink at the ready (for washing off the fish). Oh, I forgot. I live with my fiancé and her two girls. They sometimes prefer that I’m out there. “In Depth” Fish Prints was born.

I’ll call this part one of trying to make it as an artist. I’ll always try to add a picture that pertains. Next time I’ll write about selling, art shows , and galleries.

Thanks for reading,
Chris.

Shred’s Shark Gallery

Shred Hathorne is an avid and excellent wildlife photographer. The first photo shows a group of feeding nurse sharks, with an approaching bull shark. The next photo shows a big bull shark, and lastly a large sand tiger with his ‘cuda buddy. The first two shots are from Cape Eleuthera, the last from Cocodimama beach.

Shred, Barracuda, Shark

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Newly-married ace WhiskyTango photog Shred Hathorne along with pal Peter Scott went for a photo dive down by Cocodimama. Shred started swimming after a sizeable ‘cuda which suddenly turned and swam back towards him. Shred thought, cool! Peter, however, saw otherwise and started gargling the word “shark” through his snorkel. Two of them: male and female sand tigers.

Fishing At Long Bight

Ant caught a strange fish
Toothy thing and ugly too
Soon sent on his way

 

Aboard The Miss Ethel