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Seychelles Marlin tournament 2010 a total success

Seychelles Marlin tournament 2010 a total success ( The results of 2010 Seychelles Marlin tournament has shown that the final event on the Seychelles Sports Fishing Club calendar was a total success. Once more, the young Praslinois angler, Christian Decharmoy Lablache, and his team of anglers reeled in the big prizes. His winning marlin tipped the scale at 203.9 kgs and contributed to the overall score to make them the “Tournament Winner," netting them a sum of SR45,000. Team Venture, also from Praslin, was the tournament runner up.

This year, there has been an unprecedented numbers of marlins caught in the Seychelles waters with 10 marlins hooked in the one day, (6 reeled in and successfully released, one a 500-600 lb. fish), hence the tournament had expected the 2008 tournament record of 295 kgs (652 lbs.) to go, but once more Seychelles will have to wait for another year.

However, the event established new benchmarks again. The total prizes taken by the anglers increased to SR 100,000… the number of boats participating went up to 19… the number of marlins brought in increased to 5… and the overall catch was 3.5 tons.

For many of the individual category prizes, the margins between winning and coming out 2nd place were as thin as 150 grams for the “Yellowfin Tuna and 300 grams for the “Dorado." This section of the tournament was indeed tight and keenly contested.

The Seychelles next fishing tournament on the calendar of events will kick off with the National Fishing Tournament in mid April 2011.


- Competition Style Trolling Fishing
- Tournament Proceeds Prizes and entertainment of Anglers
- Total Number of Boats 19
- Total Number of Anglers 124
- Total Fish Caught 3,499.65 Kilos
- Tournament Winner&Sponsored by Seychelles Sports Fishing Club DYAB LAVWAL (from Praslin ) 2088 Points Prize - Trophy + SR 20,000
- Winning Anglers Christian Decharmoy Lablache - Team Captain
- Julien Lepathy
- Jiovani Labonte
- Francois De Lafontaine
- Tournament Runner-Up Sponsored by Get High VENTURE 964 Points Prize - Trophy + 10,000
- Heaviest Fish Caught Black Marlin Dyab Lavwal 203.9 Kilos
- Individual Fish Category Sponsored By Runner-Up Weight-Kgs Winner Weight-Kgs


- Barracuda Home Accessories - Mr. James Lesperance Island Star 4.48 Flying Fish 5.90 Prize - 5,000
- Bonito Blue Water Charters - Mr. Timothy. Morin Royale Salute 7.70 Ocean Bird 8.50 Prize - 5,000
- Dorado DHL Seychelles - Mr. Christophe Houareau Ocean Bird 7.75 Blue Belle 8.05 Prize - 5,000
- Kingfish-Wahoo Hi-Tech Graphics Flying Fish 15.45 Mistress 17.85 Prize - 5,000
- Rainbow Runner-Galate Casamar - Mr. Francois Jackson Mistress 3.00 Ocean Bird 4.25 Prize - 5,000
- Sailfish Southern Ocean Trading Company - Mr. Alain Mondon Royale Salute 33.85 Sea Stream 35.30 Prize - 5,000
- Tuna Dogtooth Indian Ocean Project Management Island Star 39.85 Island Star 44.60 Prize - 5,000
- Tuna Yellowfin Prime Paints - Mr. Alain Mondon Blue Belle 12.45 Sea Fever 12.60 Prize - 5,000
- Special Category Prizes Sponsored By Runner-Up Weight-Kgs Winner Weight-Kgs
- Marlin Marine Charter Association&SSFC Venture 94.40 Dyab Lavwal 203.90 Prize - 25,000
- Best Total Overall Catch Sea Fever Charters - Mr. Walter Larue Dyab Lavwal 296.75 Island Star 389.80 Prize - 5,000

The Seychelles continues to be a tourist destination offering unbeatable fishing expeditions with the choice of Big Game Fishing, Bottom Fishing, and fly or bone fishing.

Alain St.Ange CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board Email:

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