Blue Marlin - White Marlin - Sailfish - Wahoo - Yellowfin Tuna

2nd. Annual

Entry Fee $500 Team
Win $1000 1st. Place - $500 2nd. Place + Many Tackle Prizes!
There will be a $500 and a $1000 "Winner Takes All" Calcutta
(MVP receives 20%)

WET & WILD RULES (subject to change)
IGFA Angling Rules with the following additions:

01. IGFA 30lb. or 50lb. line. No backing allowed on reel unless the spool is taped off.
02. Circle hooks only in natural baits.
03. Fishing Territory - Day #1: North or South Drop, US waters only. Fishing Territory - Day 2: US or British Virgin Islands waters not more than 20 miles from an island drop.
04. Fishing Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days. Boats that do not have a fish on at 5 p.m. must be at the weigh station by 6:45 p.m. on both days.
05. Billfish must be on the hook (rod bent) for 1 minute before a release may be declared.
06. Live baiting is permissible for all species.
07. Minimum weight wahoo 20 lbs. Minimum Weight Yellowfin 25 lbs.
08. Catch forms must be signed by all registered anglers and crew members.
09. Protest must be immediately filed with Judges upon return to the dock.
10. Contestants must be properly licensed to fish the US and British waters. Everyone on the boat may be an angler.

POINT SYSTEM: Teams with most weight points and billfish points wins. 1st - 2nd places to be awarded.
Blue Marlin Release on 30lb test = 500 points. Blue Marlin Release on 50lb. test = 400 points.
White Marlin, Spearfish or Sailfish released on 30lb = 150 points. Same species released on 50lb =100 points.
Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna = 1 point per pound regardless of line test. Ties are broken by time of last catch.

Note: A billfish that is boated must qualify for current IGFA record or points for catch are lost.

Deadline to register for 2016 W&W CC is Aug. 15th. Checks are made out to: Marine Vocational Program (MVP). Mail to: ABMT, 6616 Estate Nadir, St. Thomas, VI 00802. Contact 340-775-9500 for more information.

Attention center console owners! We are shipping boats to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands in time for MarlinFest and our "Wet N' Wild" CC tournament. Stay 3 months (June - September) living the dream! You can fish today and catch a bunch of blue marlin - tomorrow toss the hook on a remote sand beach for fun with friends and family! Explore the chain of over 100 beautiful islands that create 45 miles of protected cruising waters! There is no better place on the the planet for center console enjoyment! Group shipping and local oversight of your vessel must be arranged early. Call us for information: 340-775-9500 or email: loveto@islands.vi

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  • Welcome Cocktail Party
  • Music Concert at Reichhold Center
  • Red Hook Arts and Crafts, Food and Music Festival
  • BVI Excursion w/Lunch at Foxy's & Swim at Soggy Dollar Bar
  • Wet N' Wild Center Console Tournament
  • Golf Tournament at Mahogany Run
  • BBQ Beach - Farewell Party