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44TH ANNUAL ABMT FISHING DAYS - AUG. 15-16-17-19, 2016





Captain Jimmy's Blog: 12/28/15 - The ABMT Story: Here

See 2014 ABMT Photos see here Richard Gibson Photography

THE SHORT REPORT - REFRESH (F5) OFTEN

Mar. 03, 2016. A bunch of good things are happening here - The Marine Vocational Program (MVP) is growing and gaining the financial support of the business community. The kids are progressing with their swimming skills and their PADI dive certification classes start on April 2nd. A retired friend is donating his 28' Cape Dory (we are accepting repair donations because it needs an engine rebuild) which when operating will be the perfect vessel for teaching boat handling and basic seamanship - naturally we'll be teaching them a little about fishing too! See the "Boat" webpage: Here

Plans for the summer's MarlinFest and tournaments are underway - BVI tournament licenses have been applied for and paid for - the 44th. ABMT (Aug. 15, 16, 17, 19) and the Wet N' Wild Center Console (Aug. 17, 18) are both a go. There are now two ABMT venues to choose from... hopefully the storms will leave us alone this summer and we'll catch a bunch of blue marlin. The boys are reporting seeing and catching them out there right now!

Feb. 20, 2016. IGY's "Give Back Day" was a huge success! Company and community volunteers were out in full force today. Wow... they hung ceiling fans, cleaned and painted at the Boys and Girls Club and then gave the STSA's pool a fresh new look! See Photos

Dec. 13, 2015. Read position statement and press release announcing ABMT's new and exciting tournament format! See Here


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12/31/15 - See the ABMT website results. So far in 2015 27,254 visitors around the world have read 61,855 pages! Thank you for your readership and we invite you to come to MarlinFest and to fish our tournaments!

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2015 USVI OPEN
ATLANTIC BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
WINNER'S CIRCLE

(Photos - Regina Gallant)

2015 ABMT ENDS WITH 21 RELEASES BY 9 BOATS
2 DAYS OF FISHING - 2.3 FISH PER BOAT AVERAGE

Team Tournament due to weather conditions

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TOP TEAM - STEVEN DECKOFF'S
TEAM PESCADOR - 5 BLUE MARLIN



Second Place Team - Never Say Never (4 BM) - Capt. Eddie Herbert
Third Place Team - Marlinraptor (3 BM) - Capt. Hunter Easthope

RELEASE MARINE - BEST BOAT AWARD
PESCADOR - CAPT. JEREMY FOWLER



JAMES LAMBERT
TOP JUNIOR ANGLER AWARD

John Deckoff - Age 16 years - SF Pescador



TOP LOCAL CHARTER BOAT

Black Pearl - Capt. Jim Estraca


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