Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Announces Title Sponsorship of the 3rd Annual Walker’s Cay Blue Marlin Invitational Fishing Tournament
NASSAU, Bahamas (26 May 2023) – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) is thrilled to announce its partnership with the 3rd Annual Walker’s Cay Blue Marlin Invitational Fishing Tournament as the title sponsor of this year’s much anticipated event. The three-day tournament slated for 24 - 27 May is expected to attract hundreds of anglers from all over the world, with 50 boats competing for more than $1 million in total cash prizes.
This year’s event will feature signature categories, from Largest Wahoo, Tuna (Bigeye, Yellowfin or Blackfin) and Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi). Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish are also eligible for catch and release at this year’s tournament.
Of the upcoming tournament, the Hon. John Pinder II, Parliamentary Secretary, BMOTIA, said: “Walker's Cay has always been known as a fisherman's paradise. For over 50 years, the best of the best flocked to Walker's Cay to pull in the biggest catch. After several years hiatus, I am proud to see Walker's Cay has risen from the ashes and destruction and once again is hauling in fishing enthusiasts from all over the world.”
Pinder added: “This Walker's Cay Blue Marlin Invitational is the third annual and continues to be an annual success with 50 boats participating. This tournament is putting Walker's Cay back on the map as the premier deep sea fishing destination, with some of the world's best anglers at the reel. With $1 million payout, that’s a lot of Marlins! I look forward to Walker's Cay continuing to attract the best of the best to our shores and seas.”
Walker’s Cay legendary fishing resort has been renowned for more than 50 years as a premier, deep-sea fishing location. The resort’s marina mean low-water depth is 12 feet, with newly renovated slips available for vessels over 100 feet in length, making it a much more accessible destination than ever before.
The Bahamas is the leading destination for fishing in the Caribbean and a rite of passage for any ambitious angler. Whether you’re a first-timer casting a line from a pier or a deep-sea fanatic eager to beat one of over 50 world records set here, The Bahamas is the ultimate fishing destination. The surrounding waters are bountiful, and the fish are biting 365 days a year, with everything, from prized marlin to elusive bonefish, and 16 islands that offer countless experiences.
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The Bahamas has over 700 islands and cays, as well as 16 unique island destinations. Located only 50 miles off the coast of Florida, it offers a quick and easy way for travellers to escape their everyday. The island nation also boasts world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the Earth’s most spectacular beaches for families, couples and adventurers to explore. See why It’s Better in The Bahamas at www.bahamas.com or on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.
General Manager, Domestic Communications
Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation