The inaugural Cayman Billfish Rundown, a multi-day fishing tournament, has been announced for May 14-17, 2019.

The tournament for overseas and local participants will have US$270,000 in guaranteed prizes – one of the largest guaranteed hauls of the region’s competitive fishing circuit, according to a press release.

Potential prize winnings will rise to US$520,000, which includes US$250,000 for breaking the local Cayman Islands blue marlin record of 584 pounds. The tournament also offers 21 added entry categories, to include billfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and dolphin.

Unique to this event is the US$10,000 award to the captain of the boat with the most billfish release points.

Hurley’s’ Media, Dart and The Residences at Seafire have teamed up to host the tournament.

Read more at Cayman Compass