Phil, Budget Marine's Fishing expert, wins at Antigua & Barbuda Sports Fishing Tournament

Philip Barrett, Budget Marine's very own fishing expert from our St.Maarten store, reeled in the largest Marlin weighing a staggering 612 pounds (!) at the 2015 Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament. Phil reports still being in awe as it took him only one hour and 10 minutes, an amazing time for reeling in a fish of this size. He came just short of beating the tournament record of 771 pounds although that did little to stifle his excitement, taking in first place for Largest Fish and 3rd place for top angler while his team Yellow Whip took the prize for Champion Boat and 2nd place in the most tag and releases.

The ride back was not only gratifying but also exceptional as all team members had to huddle together to make sure the balance on the boat was equalized.

Phil has no time to relax as he’s preparing to defend his title in next week’s St.Martin Billfish Tournament with team Oyster. Way to go Phil and Team Yellow Whip!

Phil Barett, bringing in Largest Fish

Team Yellow Whip

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