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Winner Sami Sol with 13 Striped Marlin Releases

The results for the first annual Galapagos International Invitational Billfish Tournament are as follows.  There were a total of four boats participating in the Tournament. Andale, Coyote II, Magic and Sami Sol.   In the three days of fishing 38 Striped Marlin were released.  Top Boat by time was Sami Sol with 13 Striped Marlin Releases, second place boat went to Andale with thirteen releases, and third place went to Coyote II with six releases.  Top angler award went to Roberto Novey of Panama, with eight Striped Marlin releases on the Andale.  Second place Angler was Dale Schroeder of the USA with five releases of Striped marlin on the Magic, and third place went to Carlos Pellas of Nicaragua with three releases on the Andale. Over all fishing was consistent with four boats raising 113 fish during the three day tournament, releasing 38 fish.  The fish were also on the large size averaging around 200lbs.   Special thanks goes out to the Galapagos National Park Authority, Galapagos Tourism Chamber of Commerce, and the Miconia Hotel.