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Tinian Cliff Fishing Derby rescheduled to Nov. 9-11, 2018

(Press Release) — Due to the series storms and Typhoon Mangkhut these past months, the 2018 Tinian Cliff Fishing Derby has been rescheduled from October 2018 to Nov. 9-11, 2018.

At the request of its co-organizers, the 16th Tinian Municipal Council and Tinian Mayor’s Office, the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) has agreed to push back the date to accommodate more anglers to register and allow time to clean-up access roads to the derby sites that are affected by the recent typhoon.

“We are very excited to be organizing and supporting more events to draw visitors to Tinian, such as the Chief Taga Festival held earlier this month and the upcoming Tinian Cliff Fishing Derby,” said MVA Managing Director Christopher A. Concepcion.

 “At the same time, we are sensitive to the reality that Tinian events often require the mobilization of many government offices and personnel, and at this time, those resources have been tied up with recovery from Typhoon Mangkhut and the Chief Taga Festival. The new derby date will give us a chance to regroup. We look forward to welcoming fishermen from Saipan, Rota, Guam, and the Asia-Pacific region to enjoy a great weekend of fishing in Tinian in November.“

The designated derby fishing sites for the Tinian Cliff Fishing Derby will be Puntan Diablo, Fleming Point 1, and Fleming Point 2. Registration is $20. Derby orientation will be at 5 p.m. on Nov. 9, followed by the start of the derby. The derby will end at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11, followed by an island-style awards banquet the same day.

Cash prizes have also been increased for the most variety, biggest fish, and total weight. In the most variety and total weight categories, the MVA will award $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, and $200 for 3rd place. For the biggest fish category, the grand prize will be $1,000, $300 for 2nd place, and $200 for 3rd place.

For more information visit The Marianas Calendar at or contact MVA Field Operations Supervisor Vida Borja at or 1.670.433.9365.

Commuter flights from Saipan to Tinian run throughout the day via Star Marianas. Accommodations are available at Tinian Ocean View Hotel, Lorrilyn’s Hotel, Fleming Hotel, Green Lion House, and Tinian Street Motel. Car rentals are available from Avis, Islander Rent-A-Car and Tinian Good Tour.