PLACENCIA LOBSTERFEST 2008 IS
A ROUSING SUCCESS DESPITE ALL ODDS
30 June, 2008: Placencia Lobsterfest 2008, an annual fund-raiser event co-sponsored by the Placencia Chapter BTIA and the Placencia Village Council, completed its 3-day weekend with a record turnout despite rain, wind, and a washed out (again!)
Two major bands, the New Creation Band and the Gilharry 7 Band showed their mettle when they and their truckloads of equipment had to be ferried across the Kendal River and back again in 25’ fishing skiffs, taking a total of 11 round-trips across the swift-moving river. The Placencia crowd showed their appreciation with full participation in all planned activities, including three nights of dancing until the wee hours, a two-day fishing tournament with over $8,000 in prizes, and the country’s largest raffle with over 80 donated prizes.
Winners of the Fishing Tournament include “Coulton’s Reef” captained by Alfred Williams, who was awarded the Best Boat of the tournament with 140.5 points and awarded $2500 cash and 20 gallons of fuel from Shell Placencia as well as the prizes for the Highest Scoring Extraordinary Fish a 28# 2oz Wahoo as well as the Heaviest Fish of the Tournament given by Marelco & Yamaha. Other prize winners include the “Leonora” with the Largest Barracuda and
Lobster on the grill – Photo by
People enjoying the beautiful weather at Placencia Lobsterfest 2008 – Photo by
The captain and crew of “Coulton’s Reef”, Best Boat of the Placencia Lobsterfest Fishermen’s Day Saltwater Tournament.
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Join us for Placencia Lobsterfest 2009 – June 26th, 27th & 28th!!