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52ND ABSF TOURNAMENT WRAPS

Saturday 2nd June 2018
Special guests, lots of action, and big international coverage of the Annual AB Sport Fishing Tournament.
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Antigua Sports Fishing is currently seeking a Website Administrator and VHF Operator to manage incoming calls from various boats during the tournament.
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IMPORTANT RULE CHANGE FOR FRANCIS NUNES JR. MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT

Monday 21st August 2017
All boats who plan to enter the upcoming Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Fishing Tournament must be in Nelson's Dockyard with their Team registered by 6:00 pm on Friday, September 22nd.
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51ST FISHING TOURNAMENT SET NEW PARTICIPATION RECORDS

Friday 9th June 2017
The tournament has now become one of the largest fishing events in the Caribbean registering a record 47 teams.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF UPCOMING 51ST SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT

Friday 24th March 2017
Take a look at the highlights of the upcoming tournament set over June 2nd - June 4th, 2017.
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IMPORTANT INFO FOR ABSF 51ST TOURNAMENT

Tuesday 28th February 2017
All Bill fish caught & released during the Mikie Pigott Jr. Memorial Classic and Marlin Division must be authenticated by video only.
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REGISTER FOR ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SPORTS FISHING TOURNAMENT

Thursday 23rd February 2017
Fish for an opportunity to represent your club and country in the Offshore World Championships in Costa Rica.
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FRANCIS NUNES JR. MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Thursday 27th October 2016
Although the fishing was slow this year, 23 boats and teams entered. The land based activities were full of life.
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ABSF - LIMING WITH THE FISHES

Wednesday 25th May 2016
A unique Sport Fishing Tournament in Antigua & Barbuda, it's not just the fishing, it's the lime and an undiscovered Caribbean tradition.
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50TH A&B SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Friday 20th May 2016
Results for the 50th A&B Sport Fishing Tournament and the Mikie Pigott Jr. Memorial Classic.
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MIKIE PIGOTT JR. MEMORIAL CLASSIC PRIZE PACKAGE

Monday 18th April 2016
ABSF is honoured to share the special Prize Package that has been put together for the winner of this year's Mikie Pigott Jr. Memorial Classic.
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WELCOME TEAM WADADLI HOME

Monday 18th January 2016
The ABSFA invite all sports fishermen and other vessels to join them in proudly welcoming Team Wadadli Atlantic rowers home.
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VIDEO: ANTIGUA & BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT

Friday 26th June 2015
Check out a video of the 2015 Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament, filmed by Adam Anton.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Friday 29th May 2015
Another successful Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Tournament is behind us and what an event it was!
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49TH ANNUAL ANTIGUA SPORTS FISHING TOURNAMENT & MARLIN CLASSIC

Wednesday 25th March 2015
This year’s 49th Annual Antigua Sports Fishing Tournament will be held from May 21st - 24th, hosted in Antigua's historical marina Nelson's Dockyard.
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FRANCIS NUNES JR MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT CANCELLED

Tuesday 16th September 2014
We hope to see you at our future tournaments; The Best in the West Tournament in November and the main Tournament in May 2015.
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FRANCIS NUNES JR MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Thursday 28th August 2014
The 7th Annual Francis Nunes Jr Memorial Tournament and Seafood Festival will take place on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27.
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SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT PHOTOS

Monday 14th July 2014
The 48th Annual Sport Fishing Tournament took place over June 5th – 8th, with the Marlin Classic held on Friday June 6th.
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A&B SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Thursday 26th June 2014
Check out the results from the 48th Annual Sports Fishing Tournament that was held over June 5th – 8th.
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FRANCIS NUNES JR MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Thursday 3rd October 2013
Results of last weekend's Francis Nunes Jr Memorial Tournament.
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ABSF NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

Monday 16th September 2013
Like Sport Fishing new Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest updates and footage in fishing.
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FRANCIS NUNES JR MEMORIAL SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT

Thursday 29th August 2013
The Francis Nunes Jr Memorial Tournament and Seafood Festival will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour.
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NEW WEBSITE ALMOST READY TO LAUNCH

Tuesday 2nd July 2013
The Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Club is about to launch its new state-of-the-art website and tournament management system
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Thursday 30th May 2013
Check out the Sporting and Marlin Division Results here.
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VITAMIN B AND GOLDFIN VICTORIOUS

Monday 20th May 2013
Vitamin B and Goldfin provide fierce competition for the rest of the crews at the 47th Annual Fishing Tournament.
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ANTIGUA SPORTS FISHING TOURNAMENT KICKS OFF

Tuesday 14th May 2013
Last weekend was the anticipatory launch party for the fishing tournament, which is set to take place soon
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT LAUNCH PARTY ANNOUNCED

Sunday 14th April 2013
The Sport Fishing Tournament launch party will take place at Tides Restaurant on Saturday, May 11.
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2013 SPORT FISHING GRAND RAFFLE ANNOUNCED

Tuesday 9th April 2013
Prizes include a Yamaha MOTX, Yamaha Scooter and lots of other great prizes.
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NEW FORMAT FOR SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT IN MAY

Monday 18th March 2013
Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic set for an earlier start this year
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BEST IN THE WEST FISHING TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS!

Monday 26th November 2012
Twenty-eight local boats competed in the annual fishing tournament held November 10.
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FRANCIS NUNES JR MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Sunday 30th September 2012
The winners of this weekend’s Francis Nunes Jr Memorial Fishing Tournament can be found here.
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NOT CHIEF YET WINS CHAMPION BOAT

Sunday 30th September 2012
Skipper JD Hall took home the prize for Champion Boat in the 5th Francis Nunes Jr Fishing Tournament.
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FISHING, FUN AND RUM

Thursday 13th September 2012
So summer is over, but that doesn’t mean the fun ends. If you can wait a couple more weeks, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September will welcome in the 5th Annual Francis Nunes Jr. Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival.
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SAVE THE DATE: 5TH ANNUAL FRANCIS NUNES JR. MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL!

Tuesday 31st July 2012
SAVE THE DATE! The 5th Annual Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Tournament and Seafood Festival Tournament scheduled for September 29th!
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OVERDRAFT WINS MARLIN CLASSIC

Tuesday 29th May 2012
The 2nd Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic which took place on 28th May 2012 saw three boats leave Nelson's Dockyard Marina early in the morning in search of the big blue.
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SCALLY WAG AND BLUE RAPID VICTORIOUS

Monday 28th May 2012
Two boats cleaned up in the 46th Annual Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament.
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KICK OFF WITH 40 BOATS

Saturday 26th May 2012
Last night heralded the opening of the 46th Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament. 40 boats from Antigua and around the Caribbean converged on historic Nelson’s Dockyard in time for the Captain’s Briefing and to size up the competition in times for this mornings bimini start at Fort Berkley.
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COUNTDOWN TO THE 46TH ANNUAL ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT

Monday 21st May 2012
There are only a few days to go to one of Antigua's favourite events, the Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament, celebrating it's 46th year in 2012.
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SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT - THE COUNTDOWN IS ON!

Tuesday 15th May 2012
And the countdown is now on! If you are bringing your boat, or joining a crew - take a look at our checklist - nearly there!
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SPORT FISHING LAUNCH PARTY RAFFLE PRIZES ANNOUNCED

Thursday 10th May 2012
Dinners for two; Stays for two; Mobile phones; Trip to Jamaica and more up for grabs!
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THE BIG ONE - THE LAUNCH - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

Thursday 3rd May 2012
The Launch Party at Galleon Beach
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BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE SPORT FISHING LAUNCH PARTY NOW

Wednesday 25th April 2012
Enjoy the fishing, enjoy the lime! And this is the Lime that starts it all. This year at Calabash on Galleon Beach join Chickie and dance up a storm.
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A & B SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT COMING SOON

Wednesday 18th April 2012
Check out the latest fishing news from Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing club.
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ENJOY THE FISHING, ENJOY THE LIME

Wednesday 11th April 2012
The Annual Sportfishing Tournament launch party will be at Galleon Beach at 8 pm on May 12.
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SPORT FISHING PARTY VENUE CHANGED

Wednesday 4th April 2012
The Launch Party taking place on the 12th May has changed venues to Cloggy's at the Antigua Yacht Club - Mark your diary and see you there.
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46TH ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT COMING IN MAY

Wednesday 15th February 2012
The planning has started for the 46th Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament scheduled for May 25-28, 2012.
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BEST IN THE WEST FISHING TOURNAMENT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Tuesday 8th November 2011
Best in West Tournament Winners Announced
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ANTIGUA'S CAPTAIN MICHAEL HALL, SPORT FISHING PROFILE

Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Fishing has always been a family affair for Captain Michael 'Mickey' Hall, one of Antigua's most experienced and winning sports fishermen.
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4TH ANNUAL FRANCIS NUNES JR SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT

Tuesday 18th October 2011
The catch is in and here are the results of the October 1st tournament.
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RESULTS ARE IN AT THE 4TH ANNUAL FRANCIS NUNES JR FISHING TOURNY

Sunday 2nd October 2011
The twenty boats who entered the 4th Annual tournament were welcomed back to Nelson's Dockyard Marina by crowds of family, friends and well wishers.
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SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT BOAT FUEL STATION NOTICE

Thursday 29th September 2011
Important notice for competitors of this weekend’s Sport Fishing Tournament
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4TH ANNUAL FRANCIS NUNES JR. FISHING TOURNAMENT AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL - POSTPONED

Wednesday 21st September 2011
Following a planning meeting which took place on the evening of 20th September, the Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Club regret to announce that the 4th Annual Francis Nunes Jr. Tournament and Seafood Festival has been postponed.
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FOOD-FUH-DAYS! AT THE FRANCIS NUNES JR. MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Thursday 8th September 2011
Technically, this is a sports story, specifically a sports fishing story, but it could just as easily be filed under food
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JOIN THE LAUNCH PARTY FOR THE SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT

Sunday 4th September 2011
Don’t miss the launch party to be held on Saturday, September 17 at Cloggy’s at the Antigua Yacht Club
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4TH ANNUAL FRANCIS NUNES JR. MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT COMING SOON

Saturday 3rd September 2011
This exciting one-day fishing tournament and seafood festival will be held on September 24 in Nelson’s Dockyard.
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THE 4TH ANNUAL FRANCIS NUNES JR. FISHING TOURNY LAUNCH PARTY

Saturday 27th August 2011
takes place at 8pm at Cloggys at the Antigua Yacht Club. Enjoy the fishing, enjoy the lime!
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ANTIGUA

Tuesday 9th August 2011
The 4th Annual Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Tournament and Seafood Festival is scheduled to be held on September 24, 2011.
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45TH ANTIGUA BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS!

Friday 24th June 2011
Check out the video round up of the 45th Annual Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament which took place of the Whit weekend.
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RUM 'N COKE WINS INAUGURAL ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA MARLIN CLASSIC

Wednesday 15th June 2011
The inaugural Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic saw four entries with a total of three tag and releases.
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SKYLARK AND SEA GHOST VICTORIOUS

Monday 13th June 2011
Antiguan boat Skylark and Guadeloupe boat Sea Ghost wiped the foor with the competition in this years' sport fishing tournament.
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SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT OFF TO A GREAT START

Saturday 11th June 2011
43 boats headed out of English Harbour this morning in search of the biggest catch.
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WEATHER ROUTING INC TO SPONSOR SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT

Monday 6th June 2011
The Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Club is pleased to announce Weather Routing, Inc. (WRI) as sponsor to the 2011 Fishing Tournament. WRI is a private forecasting company specializing in marine weather since 1961.
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THE 45TH ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT BEGINS IN ONE WEEK!

Wednesday 1st June 2011
It's one week before the 45th Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament as well as the new 1 Day Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic Tournament.
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ROBIN MENDES WINS TICKETS TO LONDON FROM VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Monday 30th May 2011
A very happy Robin received her winning tickets at the 45th Antigua and Barbuda Launch Party on Saturday evening.
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LOVE SCOOTERS? ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A YAMAHA CRYPTON WORTH EC$6,500!

Thursday 26th May 2011
Love Scooters? Enter for your chance to win a Yamaha Crypton worth EC$6,500!
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING ATTRACTING STRONG INTERNATIONAL INTEREST

Wednesday 18th May 2011
With less than one month to go, the upcoming Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament taking place from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June is receiving very good interest from around the Caribbean.
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ENJOY THE FISHING, ENJOY THE LIME!

Sunday 3rd April 2011
The Annual Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing tournament is taking shape.
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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA FEATURED ON SPORTS FISHING TV

Tuesday 8th March 2011
Antigua & Barbuda was featured on Sports Fishing TV; a popular television show about angling which airs on the Versus TV network in the USA.
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FUN IN THE CARIBBEAN SUN

Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Check out this great trip report on fishing while on vacation in Antigua..
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ABSF ONLINE ENTRIES NOW LIVE

Monday 7th February 2011
The planning has started for the 45th Annual Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament which takes place 10th-12th of June 2011.
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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SPORT FISHING GETS AIRING IN US

Wednesday 26th January 2011
On the 5th March with a TV programme being filmed this week called Antigua and Barbuda Shallows.
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SPORT FISHING TV COMING BACK TO ANTIGUA

Tuesday 11th January 2011
Last year they were off shore, this year they will be back to feature in shore fishing in a new programme Antigua/Barbuda Shallows.
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BEST IN THE WEST

Wednesday 20th October 2010
Come along, fish and take part in the Calcutta. Put EC$100 in the pot, largest wahoo takes the lot!
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YOUTHS HAVE IT IN 2010

Monday 27th September 2010
The 3rd Annual Francis Nunes Tournament was definitely one for the youths with three of the major prizes going to youths aged sixteen and under.
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BRYDENS COCKTAIL LOUNGE AT SPORTS FISHING TOURNAMENT

Monday 20th September 2010
Brydens will be hosting their a cocktail lounge to show you how to enjoy Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose Vodka at Friday 25th 3rd Francis Nunes Jr Memorial Fishing Tournament.
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SPORT FISHING LAUNCH PARTY VENUE CHANGE

Sunday 12th September 2010
Now takes place in Captain's Quarters, Falmouth (at the Catamaran Hotel).
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TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR FISHING LAUNCH PARTY

Friday 3rd September 2010
At only EC$20 per ticket, and ALL funds going to making the tournament a success, this fete is must. Being held at Captains Quarters, sounds from Chickie and a EC$5 bar, don't miss out - get your ticket now.
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THE 3RD ANNUAL FRANCIS NUNES JR TOURNAMENT AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Thursday 19th August 2010
Both Antiguan anglers and those from nearby islands enter this fun one-day tournament celebrating the contribution of Francis Nunes Jr to sport fishing in Antigua.
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NEW FISHING TOURNAMENT

Wednesday 9th June 2010
The Antigua and Barbuda Marlin Classic is launched.
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SPORT FISHING TOURNAMENT INCREASES BOAT NUMBERS AGAIN

Tuesday 25th May 2010
The curtains have come down on the 44th Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament and has been hailed a great success by all involved.
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THE FRENCH ARE COMING

Wednesday 19th May 2010
From Guadeloupe, French St. Martin and St. Barts for this weekends tournaments as well as St. Thomas and Dutch St. Martaan.
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SPORT FISING LAUNCH PARTY ROCKED THE HOUSE

Sunday 9th May 2010
18 Prize winners and Claudette Peters, Sleepy and Taxik rocking the house.....literally!
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ANTIGUA SPORT FISHING GETS INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE

Thursday 25th March 2010
Antigua and Barbuda Sport Fishing Club and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority hosted a four day visit from the film crew responsible for the international television show Sport Fishing Television
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FILM CREW IN ANTIGUA SHOOTING FISHING FOR NEW US TV SERIES

Tuesday 12th January 2010
Marlin Magazine today did their first days shoot of the half hour TV programme about fishing in Antigua to be aired at the end of March.
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