Guy Harvey Magazine

SPR 2017

Guy Harvey Magazine is focused on fishing, boating, scuba diving, and marine conservation. Portfolios from the world's best fishing photographers, articles on gear, travel, tournaments, apparel, lifestyle, seafood recipes, sustainable fisheries.

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www.GuyHarveyMagazine.com | 65 W ho's 55 years old, loves to fish with international friends, enjoys Appleton Rum, throws a party every night of the weekend and organizes a massive "raft up" extravaganza just to say goodbye? Hint: It's not Guy Harvey, but they know each other pretty well. Answer: It's the Montego Bay Yacht Club Tournament. The blockbuster annual event, put on by the namesake Montego Bay Yacht Club, celebrated its 55th year in 2016. One of the oldest established billfish tournaments in the Caribbean, it began in 1961 and assembled all the best charter captains and teams that fished billfish in Jamaica. From Kingston to Port Antonio, from Negril to Montego Bay, no one knew in its infancy what a long-lasting legacy the event was to bestow. In succeeding years, the Montego Bay Yacht Club Tournament (MBYCT ) has attracted boats from all over the Caribbean and anglers from all over the world. With several ports of call on the island of Jamaica for marlin fishing aficionados, Montego Bay has several things going in its favor. A smaller town than Kingston, but serviced by an international airport, the charm of "MoBay" is not lost in the hustle and bustle of a large city experience. Montego Bay also sits in an extremely fishy area in the northwest corner of the island, marked geographically by the steep "drop-off " terrain similar to that seen in Kona, Hawaii. Several MBYCT winners have caught their fish literally minutes from the harbor entrance. Several species of pelagic gamefish are available in the Montego Bay region; wahoo, yellowfin and blackfin tuna, mahi, sailfish, white marlin and blue marlin are all considered prime target species. And though the tournament highlights blue marlin, many prizes are awarded for other species, as well as women anglers and

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