Posted on June 09 2008
A week that began with a dreamlike combination of fish and weather ended with a good blow, but that didn’t keep the competitors in the annual Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament from setting new records for numbers of fish caught. Leading the numbers were winners David Dalu and Scott Collins (guide), who caught an incredible 21 fish during the five-day tournament. Angler Carlos Duncan and guide Rob Fordyce caught ten fish in one day, quite a remarkable achievement. In all 158 total fish were caught by 25 teams in the combined 12-pound and 16-pound divisions, the most ever in a Don Hawley tournament.
More results (all 12-pound tippet):
First Place: David Dalu with guide Scott Collins — 21 fish released
Second Place: Carlos Duncan with guide Rob Fordyce — 19 fish released
Third Place: Peter Reddin with guide Dave Borras — 11 fish released
16-Pound Tippet Winners: Mike McLoad with guide Brian Helms — 10 fish