The First Rock Group is the title sponsor of this year’s two-day sport fishing challenge – the Angler’s Tournament. The event will take place today and tomorrow at Portland Cottage, Clarendon. The event, which is organized in partnership with PWD Hunting & Sporting Club, has attracted some of Jamaica’s most enthusiastic, skilled and experienced anglers.
About 48 anglers are expected to compete for the grand prize money of $300,000, as well as other divisional prizes.
According to Ryan Reid, President and CEO of First Rock Group, the group is pleased with the incorporation with PWD as they are fully committed to contributing to the development of their fishing fraternity.
“Our team is happy to be on board for this event. We are excited to support the movement to highlight and influence active participation in sport fishing. The event is not just about competition, but also a way to show our appreciation for our fishing community and let them know that their efforts and contributions to the environment do not go unnoticed. I would say that you cannot enjoy good fishing without taking great care of the environment in which you are fishing. We hope this will open many more opportunities for their development,” said Reid.
PWD Hunting & Sporting Club Fishing Captain Gregory Mairs expressed his excitement about partnering with sponsors for the upcoming event. He said the competition will allow anglers who have put in hours of practice and effort to develop their skills to show off their talent while winning cash prizes.
“I am delighted with the reopening of our tournament and I am happy to thank our title sponsor, First Rock Group, and our associate sponsor, Dolla Financial Services, for their support of our initiative. Last year, the pandemic left us had to cancel, and that was disappointing, but this year we come out stronger Our competitors share the same excitement about our reopening and look forward to the camaraderie, excitement, opportunities and most importantly winning the prizes in cash,” he said.
He emphasized that the company remains committed to the development of sport fishing in Jamaica and expressed the importance of the tournaments for the development of their community.
“Internationally, sport fishing has become a serious business and anglers have built their careers around the sport, winning substantial cash prizes. I hope [that] the sport will soon reach that level in Jamaica. Additionally, while the tournament is a platform to showcase our skilled anglers, it is also an avenue to boost the development of our fraternity,” he said.