Wahine fishing contest set for Sept. 7 in Kapaa

Sept. 6 at 5:30 p.m. is the deadline for the second Wahine O Ke Kai fishing tournament.

Hosted by the Garden Island Trollers, the tournament will be on Sept. 7 from the Kapaa Small Boat Harbor.

Registration is $100 per boat with at least one person being a member of the Garden Island Trollers club. For non-members, the registration fee is $125 per boat. A boat team can have a maximum of four people. Additional team members can be accomodated at $20 per team member.

Prize categories include the Largest Qualifying Fish, Marlin, first and second places, Yellow Fin Tuna, first and second places, Ono, first and second places, Mahi Mahi, first and second places, and others. A boat team can earn one prize only.

Minimum size for qualifying include 30 pounds for marlin, 15 pounds for Ko Shibi and Yellow Fin Tuna, 10 pounds for ono, 10 pounds for mahi mahi, and five pounds for others.

Due to safety, should gale warnings or other hazardous conditions arise on Sept. 7, the tournament will be postponed to a later date, which will be determined by the tournament committee.

A captains meeting will take place on Sept. 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Kapaa Small Boat Harbor. This is a mandatory meeting and all registered boat teams are required to have a representative present at the meeting.

The law prohibits the consumption of alcohol on State of Hawaii property and surrounding areas.

Alcohol consumption can be grounds for disqualification for the team, and the team forfeits its entry fee.

Check-in on Sept. 7 takes place from 5 to 6 a.m. with a shotgun start at 6 a.m. Stop fishing time is 4 p.m. and the deadline for weighing in is 5 p.m.

Boats can leave from the Kapaa Small Boat Harbor, Nawiliwili, or Anini, but weigh-ins will take place at the Kapaa Small Boat Harbor with the weigh-in station open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Awards and a potluck will take place at the Kapaa Small Boat Harbor on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call Jolene Spence at 635-3675 for more information.

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