Preparations up for 4th Siargao international game fishing tourney

Preparations are now in full gear for the 4th International Game Fishing Tournament which will be held on April 28 to May 1, 2011 in Pilar town, Siargao Island.

Pilar Mayor Lucio Gonzales, in an interview, revealed that at least 80 foreign and local anglers have already confirmed their participation in the four-day tournament.

“The participating anglers came from Sweden, Russia, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States (US), and the Philippines,” said Gonzales.

The anglers will be vying for the following categories, namely: 1. Main Category (Using outrigger boat) a. Biggest Billfish Category; b. Biggest Wahoo/Tanguigue; c. Biggest Talakitok; d. Biggest Dorado; e. Biggest Others except shark, stingrays, puffer fish, dolphin and turtles, 2. Open Category (Using private yacht or any fishing boat) a. Biggest Catch and b. Highest Total Catch.

Each entry should have a minimum size of 15 kilogram.

Gonzales said Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Alberto Lim is expected to witness the opening program.

Prior to the big event, Gov. Sol Matugas along with Mayor Gonzales will lead the launching of “Kalimpyo, Kahapsay, Kalinaw sa Siargao” on April 27 to be followed by a tree planting activity at the Municipal Tree Forest Park of Pilar. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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