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Murmur top Port Antonio Marlin Tournament

Published:Sunday | October 5, 2014 | 12:00 AM

It was smooth sailing and a rich catch for the Montego Bay- based Murmur, as their total of five marlin tagged and released ensured that they took top honours at the 51st Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament, which dropped anchor on Friday.

Twenty-six boats entered, with 24 actually fishing as the tournament total closed at 32 marlin tagged and released throughout the week.

With another Montego Bay-based vessel, U Sea Mi trailing, closely on their stern, Murmur, which held the lead from the beginning of the competition, held on despite a competitive final day of competition, with six marlin tagged and released to close out the tournament.

U Sea Mi had to settle for second place with four marlin tagged and released to their credit, but angler David Levy, aboard the vessel Diana, ensured that the spotlight would be shared, with a 510lb catch - the heaviest of the tournament.

That was one of two fish landed. However, a 280lb catch was later disqualified.

The Tony Myers Trophy for Most Weight, All Tackle, All Fish, All tournament was presented to Persistence, which tallied 782.5lbs.

Murmur also won the Busha Gervis Trophy for Most Marlin All Tournament with six tagged and released.