General Luna, Siargao Island --- Anglers from Singapore and Canada, Roger Sarmiento and Richard Sharpe (respectively), caught the biggest billfish for both main and open categories in the recently concluded 5th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament that was held in the Municipality of Pilar in Siargao Island.
During the three-day tournament (April 27 to 30, 2012), Richard Sharpe caught a 45.5 kg billfish (open boat category) while Roger Sarmiento got 31.50kg billfish (main category).
Noli Manas, an American angler who was determined to catch a Dorado fish (14.20 kg), garnered the first place in the Biggest Dorado category.
|Photo by: Jay Directo|
Of the fourty-six anglers from Japan, United States of America, Singapore, Sweden, Hungary, Philippines, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain and Russia who joined in the tournament, ten of them won in the following categories and they received trophies and total cash prizes of P350,000 or approximately US$8,000.
Biggest Billfish Category
a. Main Category:
First Placer - Roger Sarmiento (Singapore) - 31.50 kg
Second Placer - Daniel Hogberg (Sweden) - 26.55 kg
Third Placer - Yuri Saminsky (Russia) - 25.8kg
b. Open Boat Category: Dave Sharpe (Canada) - 45.5 kg
a. Main Category:
First Placer - Yuri Saminsky (Russia) - 9.95 kg
Second Placer - Paul de Ruiter (Hungary) - 5.5 kg
b. Open Boat Category: Mike Kennedy (United States of America) - 5.20 kg
Biggest Dorado: Noli Manas (United States of America) - 14.20 kg
Biggest Total Catch per Boat
a. Main Category: Noli Manas (United States of America) - 14.20 kg
b. Open Boat Category:
First Placer - Carlos Morales (Spain) - 55.90 kg
Second Placer - Mike Kennedy (United States of America) - 49.10 kg
Biggest Others Individual Catch for Main and Open Boat Categories
First Placer - Robert Salahug (Philippines) - 9.9 kg
Second Placer - Mel Dilag (Philippines) - 5.5 kg
Liplipan Cooking Contest and Food Demo with Chef Eric Rusillon and resident Chef of Kawili Resorts, Pinoy Games or Laro ng Lahi, Bikini Fashion Show and nightly live band with San Miguel Corporation were also held to make the event more festive and encourage local community involvement.
This event was brought to you by the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte, Office of the Congressman for the First District of Surigao del Norte, Municipality of Pilar and Philippine Surfing Federation in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, San Miguel Corporation, Team Nonino and Nature Spring.
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