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GTC Lionfish Derby

Tyler Survance on Lil’ Big Fish caught the most lionfish (268) during the Fifth Annual Green Turtle Cay Lion Fish Derby that took place on June 22. Spear Bender, captained by Dale Sawyer came in second place with 267, a close finish with only one less fish.

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Southern Comfort Takes First Place in the 30th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament

It was a race to the finish for Southern Comfort, who captured top honors at the 30th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament (TCBT), June 2-7 at Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Abaco, Bahamas. Owned by Peter Angel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Southern Comfort clinched First Place on the last day of fishing when they released their fourth blue marlin

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Bahamas Fly Fishing Industry Association important to Abaco

The Bahamas Fly Fishing Industry Association (BFFIA) is a nationwide organization of stakeholders in the fly fishing industry. It encompasses a wide reaching range of members such as fishing guides, lodges, trade organizations, conservation groups, anglers, fishing enthusiasts, second home owners and visitors and is incorporated as a non-profit organization.

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Cowpoke Wins Overall 40th Anniversary BBC

Cowpoke’s decisive win at the Treasure Cay Championship propelled the Avon Park, Florida team into first place in the overall 2013 Bahamas Billfish Championship standings. Despite the lead, Cowpoke needed a strong performance in the final tournament of the Series to ensure the overall title.

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Softball action continues in Murphy Town

On May 24, Team L.A. and the Terez Gas Angels initiated the first game for the night. Team L.A. demolished their opponents beating them: 17 to 2. Then in the men’s game, Creter’s Bulldogs triumphed over the Hope Town Wreckers with a score of 9 to 0. The following night, the T.C. Jets took on the DNR Sluggers. The Jets were victorious against DNR; the North Abaco team secured 20 runs to DNR’s five runs.

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CAPS athletes secure eight medals at Nassau track meet

26 athletes from Central Abaco Primary School participated in the 31st Annual Frank “Pancho” Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships from May 22-24. Their fourth year competing, Coach Geoffrey Victor was pleased to announce that the athletes returned to Abaco with eight medals.

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BBC finale gears up in Marsh Harbour

As has been the case many times over the past 40-years, the Bahamas Billfish Champion is decided at the final tournament of the season. This year is no exception.

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All-Abaco Softball Tournament Scheduled For June 28-29 

Softball games continued on June 15 with Simple Solutions playing their first game for the season against DNR Sluggers. Although the game got off to a late, and a rough, start, players became more enthusiastic as the game went on. DNR achieved a slim win against Simple Solutions. They scored nine runs; and Simple Solutions scored eight. 

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Derek Lee Regatta showcases young talent

The Hope Town Junior Sailing program ends every May with the prestigious Derek Lee Regatta. This was first awarded in the 1960s and many local grew up racing in it. Since the Optimist training program started at the Hope Town Sailing Club this regatta has been held for the past seven years with great success.

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Overtime needed to determine Knockout Cup winner

Abacom United won the Knockout Cup 5-3 against the Treasure Cay Heat after a tight game that ended in overtime and penalty kicks. The final of the Knockout Cup took place Sunday, May 19 at the Murphy Town Park. It was a tight game between the Treasure Cay Heat and Abacom United. No one knew how the match would conclude until the very end of the game as the final minutes ticked away. In principle Abacom United was the favorite, but Heat defended their position. They were playing to win.

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