McVane’s confidence makes him top fisherman
June 4, 2004
McVane’s confidence makes him top fisherman

Fisherman’s Day celebrations ended Whit Monday with the announcement of winners in all categories at the Calliaqua Playing Field.
Monday’s ceremony, which was attended by government officials and the general public, was the culmination of a series of activities that included Fisherman’s Day Essay and Short Story Competitions.{{more}}
When the final results were announced, Robert McVane from the boat Confidence took the Fisherman of the Year title for his 3,479-pound catch. MacFarlin Jack, though, took home the prize for Fisherman of the Day, after netting 600 pounds. Orla Mathews’s 18-pound haul was enough to get her the Fisherwoman of the Year prize while Ronald Michael, with six pounds, earned the Junior Fisherman of the Year title.
Robert McVane’s top prize covered takings during the period 17 to 31 May. In that top category Lenford Jack of the boat Genesis took the second spot for his catch of 2332 pounds, while Vanrick Gaymes, working from the boat Shamille, was third for his 1782-pound haul.
In the Fisherman of the Day competition, Nelson McGruire with his boat Baby Lauren caught 300 pounds for second prize, while Samuel Gaymes working from Shamille earned third for his 235 pounds.
In other fishing competitions, Glenroy Grant of the boat Shark Attack won the Beach Seine Competition with 5448 pounds, followed by Alban Michael from Silver Hawk with a catch of 3925 pounds and Ketoush Frederick of the boat Rolling Stone with 2800 pounds in second and third places.
The Sport Fishing Competition was won by Mohan Lucas who caught 50 pounds, with Leonard King of the boat Faith Fisher second for his 24-pound catch, and John Renton and George Wyllie tying in third spot catching 23 pounds each.
In the other category Class 2 – boats with engines 30HP and under – Leslie Hazelwood from Bird Watch was first with his 1192-pound catch. Second was Stanley Bradshaw of the boat Fleet 4 who brought in 1184 pounds, while Williams DaBreo of Willianne 1 for his 583-pound catch earned the third place.

Essay Competition

Meanwhile the Fisherman’s Day Committee also announced the results of the Essay and Story Writing Competitions. The Essay Competition was taken by Deleon Fergus, 14 years old, from the St. Vincent Girls’ High School, while G. Jevan Providence, a 12-year-old Sugar Mill Academy student was second, followed by 12- year-old Rhonelle Buntyn of the Girls’ High School.
The Story Writing Competition was run in three categories, Grades 5 and 6, Grade 4 and Grades 2 and 3. Jaya Debnath, Jannah Browne and Strongston Soleyne of the New Grounds Primary School took the first, second and third places respectively in the Grades 5 and 6 category. A special prize went to Lnez-Kenna Burgess of Kingstown Government School for the Most Humorous Story.
In the second category, Grade 4, River and Stephanie Providence of the St. Mary’s R.C. School took first prize while Dumona Charles from the Kingstown Anglican School placed second. In third place was Vakeesha John, of the Layou Government School.
In the third category, Grades 2 and 3, Cherese Marks from Grade 2 of the St. Mary’s R.C. School was first. Volton John, also of Grade 2 and from the Layou Government School was second with Jaylene Llewelyn, a Grade 2 student of the Sugar Mill Academy third. A special prize was awarded to Sugar Mill Academy Grade 3 student Angelina Questelles.
This year’s Fisherman’s Day activities were celebrated under the theme “Fish for Sure; 2004!”.