Journal Pioneer Staff
CHARLOTTETOWN– The 2014 Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge is scheduled from Sept. 11-14, in North Lake.
Teams of anglers from the Island and around the world are registering for this catch and release tournament, and there is still space available.
The registration deadline is Aug. 15.
The Tuna Cup Challenge has a long history with more than 30 years of bringing people from around the world to fish bluefin tuna out of North Lake. Over the past number of years, teams came to Prince Edward Island from countries as far away as India, Denmark, France, Russia, Germany, Norway, South Africa, Japan, Italy, South America, the United Kingdom, United States and of course Canada.
This year’s event kicks off on the evening of Thursday, Sept.11, at Eastern Kings Community Centre. where participants will meet their charter boat captain.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings kick off with breakfast and then the tournament begins. The event wraps up at the Eastern Kings Community Centre on Sunday, Sept. 14 with a closing awards banquet.
Floyd Stewart, chair, Canada International Tuna Cup, said “This catch and release tournament provides an amazing opportunity for corporate team building and for international visitors to experience not only a bluefin tuna angling adventure, but to experience Prince Edward Island as a tourist destination for themselves and their family, and to provide a much needed economic boost to the Eastern Kings community.”
All the details with regard to registration, directions and more, can be found at Canada International Tuna Cup Challenge website at www.tunacupchallenge.com.