“No One Can Beat Me”--Smith Robin 2017 Fishing Champ

Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter | 2 Opinions
Published: July 17, 2017 7:13 am AST
Smith Robin, famous fisherman in the British Virgin Islands, has captured yet another title, compliments of his excellent fishing skills and secret fishing spots.

Robin dominated this year’s 28th annual Fisherman’s Day Fishing Competition, held at the Long Bay Beach on Beef Island, yesterday, July 16. The event was organized by the Conservation and Fisheries Departments.

Robin, who has won the competition many times in the past, came in with 224 pounds of fish.

This win secured him with a $1200 cash prize for the reef fishing category.

Speaking to BVI Platinum News, a confident Robin said no one can beat him, noting that in order to do so, they must first “get out and fish”.

He said his secret behind his wins is his special spots. He added that he would never disclose where they are.

Smith Robin
Photo Credit: BVI Platinum News
Right behind him in second place was David Tiger Smith, who earned himself $800, with a catch amounting to 169 pounds.

In the trolling category, teams from Jost Van Dyke dominated the competition.

Frankie and Dave Chinnery out of Jost Van Dyke received first place with a catch amounting to 180 pounds of fish, mostly king fish.

This placement secured them a cash prize of $1400.

In second place, team Sky Is The Limit from Jost Van Dyke received a cash prize of $900, with an overall catch amounting to 147 pounds of fish.

In third place was Jack Cadman and his crew, who came in with a catch of 26.5 pounds. He earned himself $700.

Many persons came out to the annual event to support the fishermen, and enjoy local food.

The event was originally scheduled for June 6, but was cancelled because of bad weather.

Persons who attended were also treated to music from the Showtime and VIBE bands.

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