PORT ANTONIO: The local canoe tournament, the highlight for local residents in the Port Antonio Blue Marlin tournament, lived up to its expectations on Wednesday with the landing of a Blue Marlin by Caiphas McLeggon, captain of the boat Conqueror. McLeggon, who is from the neighbouring parish of St Mary, said that it took him 25 gruelling minutes to conquer the 136lb blue marlin and bring it safely on board. “It was a tough fight,” commented McLeggon. “When I felt the bite, I knew it was a marlin and it was probably a big one. We were just off the coast of St Margaret’s Bay when the fish grabbed my line, but I was prepared for the fight. It is not my first marlin, as about four years ago I landed a 520lb marlin. Three of us were onboard, and my colleagues assisted me with getting the fish into the boat, ” he added. Forty-five canoes participated in the one-day tournament, which saw the winning team capturing a trophy and a cash prize. The Port Antonio Blue Marlin tournament resumed yesterday with its fleet of 26 boats. So far, 13 marlins have been tagged and released in four days of competition. The tournament concludes today with a prize-giving ceremony, along with a grand farewell party this evening at the Old Marina in Port Antonio.
Three Donegal athletes have been chosen as part of the Irish team which will travel to Beijing for the World Championships.Brendan BoyceLetterkenny 800 metre runner Mark English, who has already qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio, has been chosen.The UCD medical student won the national 800 meters title in Santry on Saturday and will be hoping to improve on his form which has ben up and down of late. Milford man Brendan Boyce is improving all the time and has ben chosen for the 50 more walk while Tory Pena of Finn Valley will take part in the pole vault.ENGLISH, BOYCE AND PENA PICKED FOR IRISH TEAM FOR BEIJING was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)