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Tinian holds 3rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby

(MVA) — Tinian hosted its 3rd Annual Youth Shoreline Fishing Derby on July 3-4, 2017, organized by the 16th Tinian Municipal Council, Mayor’s Office and the Marianas Visitors Authority.

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Sienna Lazaro of Tinian receives her $175 prize on July 4, 2017, for 1st place in the Biggest Category of the 3rd Annual Youth Shoreline Fishing Derby in the Marianas. She also received a Rod & Reel from Rep. Alice Igitol.  From left are 16th Tinian Municipal Council Chairman Antonio S.N. Borja, Lazaro and Vice Chairman Eddie M. Hofschneider.
Malena Hofschneider Quitano of Tinian tries her luck in the 3rd Annual Youth Shoreline Fishing Derby on July 4, 2017, in the Marianas.  MVA photos
Thirty youngsters between the ages of 7 and 15 joined the overnight event at Kammer Beach, beginning at 5 p.m. on July 3 and ending at 9 a.m. on July 4.

“It was really an enjoyable time for the kids at the beach,” said MVA field office supervisor Vida Borja. “Most of them ended up falling asleep and waking up later to continue casting their rods. We hope to continue to grow the derby with the participants of more young fishermen from off-island next year.”

For only $5, participants received a t-shirt, an invitation to the awards banquet, and the opportunity to vie for $2,000 in cash prizes in different categories. The derby was divided into two age categories: ages 7-13 and ages 14-17.

The prizes for Biggest Catch went to Sienna Lazaro in the younger category for her 2.42- lbs. 39.2” Yellowlip Emperor and to Rudy Sablan in the older category of his .91-lbs., 25” Bigeye Emperor.

Most Weight prizes in the younger category went to, in descending order: John Dorick Cabrera (1.96 lbs.) Kahi Cepeda (1.92 lbs.), Bonnie Gonzales (1.6 lbs.), Ezra Santos (1.42 lbs.) and Jasper Borja, Jr. (1.32 lbs.). Most Weight prizes in the older category went to, in descending order: Rudy Sablan (4.97 lbs.), Joshua Masga (3.09 lbs.), Bennijay Gonzales (1.38 lbs.), Maleina Quitano (1.14 lbs.), and Kaia Lazaro (.71 lbs.).

There were repeat winners with the Most Variety. Prizes in the younger category went to, in descending order: John Dorik Cabrera (6 species), Kahi Cepeda (5 species), Ezra Santos (4 species), Jasper Borja, Jr., (3 species), and Marcial Patio (2 species.   Most Variety prizes in the older category went to, in descending order: Joshua Masga (8 species), Bennijay Gonzales (6 species), Rudy Sablan (5 species), Kaia Lazaro (3 species), and Maleina Quitano (2 species).

“A big thanks to the participants’ parents, volunteer watchers, weight masters and staff of the Department of Lands and Natural Resources, Department of Public Safety, the mayor’s resident directors and Rep. Alice Igitol for making this a great event for the children,” added Borja.

The next Youth Shoreline Fishing Derby is tentatively scheduled for July 3-4, 2018.