Bimini Set To Host Billfish Invitational

Friday 06th, May 2011 / 09:43 Published by

ALICE TOWN, Bimini — Designed by Kent Ullberg, one of the world’s foremost wildlife sculptors, the Hemingway-Lerner Trophy will not only go to the overall winning team at the upcoming Billfish Invitational in Bimini, but will commemorate the ideals of friendship, teamwork and the pursuit of sportfishing achievement.

Celebrated artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will host The Billfish Invitational at the historic Big Game Club located in Bimini’s Alice Town. The tournament will run from May 18-21.

With the Hemingway-Lerner Trophy, Ullberg has cast a perpetual ‘Fighting Blue Marlin’ trophy commemorating the achievement of the tournament’s top billfish team. Ullberg is the sculptor of the IGFA’s (International Game Fish Association) signature monument, ‘Sword Dance’, which graces the IGFA’s museum fountain in Dania Beach, Florida.

The Frank Johnson Trophy, designed by noted Hawaii-born artist Ed Pang, has also been created for the Billfish Invitational to celebrate personal achievement in the advancement or recreational sportfishing/billfishing.

The all release tournament will feature three days of fishing, and target all billfish species. In addition to individual prizes, the tournament format will include the award of the two perpetual trophies, to be displayed in the club’s new trophy room lounge.

Eligible species for the Billfish Tournament include Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish and Swordfish.

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