2007-09 Ambil Tournament
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[2007 - SEP] Anglers reel in rare fish species
Mayeen Garcia-Ordoveza made waves anew as she established a new record during the recent 2nd Light Tackle Tournament of the Philippine Game Fishing Foundation (PGFF) at Matabungkay in Lian, Batangas.
Ordoveza, a former Angler of the Year, hooked a 7.6 lbs. Needlefish, setting a new record for the foundation since it was founded in 1940. Her feat was confirmed by insurance executive and PGFF President Tony Espejo.
Another species catch was recorded when Ramon Sicat gripped a 15.5 inches of Sunfish weighing 5.5 lbs. during the two-day tournament sponsored by Colombia Wire and Cable Corp., Reliance Surety and Insurance Corp. and pilot Capt. Ben Solis.
Both Garcia-Ordoveza and Sicat used 12 lbs. nylon line.
Local angler Lito Tanseco also erased the nine-year-old record when he hooked a 15.5 lbs. of Queenfish with a length of 40 inches. He beat the previous record of 6.1 lbs. which was registered by Romeo Herman in October of 1988.
Businessman Bong Nery also caught a 7.6 lbs. Triggerfish, besting the old record of 6.6 lbs by Lito Macapinlac in August 2005 in Calatagan, Batangas.
Nery and Tanseco emerged as champion when they caught a total of 63.4 lbs. of assorted fish in the 14-angler field bass tournament. The Espejo-Macapinlac duo finished second with a catch 43.29 lbs. while the father-and-son partner, Edwin Guzman and Paeng Guzman, gripped 37.645 lbs., for third place position.
Espejo now leads the light tackle AOY!!!
Insurance executive Tony Espejo now leads in the Angler of the Year light tackle division of PGFF after he emerged as champion this weekend's tournament at the Ambil Island, Batangas.
Espejo, executive vice-president of Standard Insurance, hooked a total of 3.727 kls. of assorted fish in the 15-angler field.
He also bagged the largest catch of snapper fish weighing 2.136 kls. during the two day competition sponsored by Kansas Electrical Supply, Fishing Buddy, National Bookstore & Smart Communication.
The tandem of Japanese national kenji Hirasawa and Gordon Uy catch a total 2.318 kls. for 1st runner-up position while Edwin and Paeng Guzman, the father and son partner, captured the 3rd place with 1.681 kls. catch.
After three light tackle tournaments, Espejo has now 23.131 points edging Edwin with 22.349 points. This was followed by Paeng with 19.739 points. The last light tackle tournament is scheduled on December at Pantabangan Dam.
However, Edwin is leading in the AOY with 38.461 points, followed by his son with 34.832 points. Espejo is third with 33.693 points.
Combining the points in the two divisions, the elder Guzman is leading in the 2007 AOY award after topping in the six of the seven-leg tournament.