The Marin Family (Aaliyah Marly), from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, took second place and a brand new 2016 compact car at the 25th annual Governor’s Cup Mahahual 2016 Fishing Tournament held in QRoo, Mexico this past weekend. The two-day tourney saw 13 boats from Belize competing against a slew of Mexican anglers.
Four boats from San Pedro, Belize, won top prizes that included a compact car, ATV four-wheeler and motorbikes:
Team Aaliyah Marly (Enrique Marin) 2nd place - Compact Car
Team Arsenal (Jody Leslie) 5th place - ATV four-wheeler
Team Seacarous (Ivan Staines) 8th place - Motorbike
Team Captain Sharks (James Ritchie) 11th place - Motor Bike
Second Place Winners from San Pedro, Aaliyah Marly
5th PlaceTeam Arsenal
8th Place Team Seakarus
11th Place Team Captain Sharks
With a lead of nearly 12,000 points over its nearest rival, the boat "Bad Boys" by Alejandro Rodríguez Ortiz won the first place prize of a new 2016 Pick-up Truck (valued over $33,000US) after capturing a spectacular blue marlin weighing in at 261.2 pounds. The crews "Aaliyah Marly" and "Yes, what?", were in the second and third, respectively.
Although at the end of the first fishing day, "Bad Boys" was placed in second place and “Aaliyah Marly” in first place with a 85.6-pound marlin, team Bad Boys surprised all participants when it arrived with the huge blue marlin during mid-point of the final day of weigh-in. According to the crew, it took them over four hours to reel in the magnificent fish. Along with a 43lbs white marlin, two dorados and one wahoo caught on the first day of fishing, Bad Boys managed an easy triumph in the fishing tournament.
Third place went to the boat "Yeah, what?" Captain Ulysses of Real Alamilla, who along with his crew captured two tunas, one wahoo and one barracuda.
The 25th edition of the Governor’s Cup Mahahual Fishing Tournament was a huge success, awarding even more prizes than previous years and included a comedic performance for guests at the end of the first fishing day and even included a children’s fishing tournament that was very successful as well. Prizes in included 1 Pick-up Truck, 2 Compact Cars, 3 ATVs and 8 Motorbikes.
First Place Winners Team Bad Boys
Second Place Winners Team Aaliyah Marly
Third Place Winners Team Si, Y Que?