Tournaments

Team QUALIFIER Aboard 56-foot Paul Mann custom takes 2ND Place at the 61st Annual Hatteras Marlin Club Invitational Blue Marlin Release Tournament held June 21-27, 2020

Congratulations to team QUALIFIER, aboard 56-foot Paul Mann custom, for bringing in 2ND place at the 61st Annual Hatteras Marlin Club Invitational Blue Marlin Release Tournament, held June 21-27, 2020. The team pulled in one blue marlin and one while marlin for 525 points. Young Charles Gaddy was also named Top Youth with 125 points!   (📸 photo credit: PointClickFish.com)

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LO QUE SEA team receives second highest payout in the 62nd Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin held June 5-13, 2020 in Morehead City, NC

All the enthusiasm paid off! What a week of winnings for the LO QUE SEA team during the 62nd Annual Big Rock Tournament!  The LO QUE SEA team racked up 2250 points for the week which earned them the Fabulous Fisherman’s prize money worth $552,500 + $151,938 for 1st Place in Weekly Billfish Release points + $5,000 for Day 2 Daily First Release + $47,813 for Day 2 daily release points prize money to win a whopping $757,251 in total prizes! Congratulations to the LO QUE SEA team and for the entire #MannFleet (ANN WARRICK, FIN PRINT, GRAND SLAM AND TAIL GUNNER)

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What a spectacular tournament for the 61-foot custom Paul Mann custom JICHI as the team brought in $120,000 during the Jimmy Johnson Sailfish Tournament held March 3-7, 2020.

Congratulations to the JICHI team for not only 8th place out of 98 boats but also the spectacular Day 2 win making a total of $120,000 with nine releases! Additionally, JICHI’s James David Jr. held 5th place in the Master Anglers division. The Jimmy Johnson Sailfish Tournament is held out of Key Largo, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (📸 photo credits: Jimmy Johnson’s Fishing Championship, @jjfishweek Facebook) [ngg src="galleries" ids="60" display="basic_thumbnail" number_of_columns="3"]

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The 61-foot Paul Mann Custom boat, JICHI, with Highest Winnings and Second Place at the 17th Annual Sailfish Challenge in leg two of the Quest for Crest Series held February 19-23, 2020

The 61-foot Paul Mann Custom boat, JICHI, with Highest Winnings and Second Place at the 17th Annual Sailfish Challenge in leg two of the Quest for Crest Series held February 19-23, 2020 Congratulations to the JICHI team for placing second amongst 55 tough competitors and taking home a grand total of $204,095, winning 8 divisions and having 6 total releases. - 2nd Place ($10,000) - Late Bite Saturday ($1,000) - 1st place Leaders Board ($18,450) - 2nd Tier 2 Daily/Day 1 ($19,440) - 2nd Tier 1 Daily/Day 2 ($6,345) - 1st Tier 2 Daily/Day 2 ($45,360) - High Rollers Club ($27,900) - 1st Place Big Easy ($75,600) JICHI is still

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The Paul Mann 60-foot custom GRAND SLAM hooked third place at the Pescadora Billfish Championship held February 20-22, 2020 in Quepos, Costa Rica

The ladies of GRAND SLAM received 28.6 points for the top catch of dorado, wrapping up the tournament with 17 sailfish (totaling 1700 points!). This bill fishing tournament, a mix of hook and hand/hook your own, gives female anglers from all nationalities and experience the opportunity to compete for the title of the World’s Top Lady Anglers! This two-day fishing tournament is held in Quepos, Costa Rica at the Marian Pez Vela with proceeds that are donated to the Seeds of Hope organization. (📸 photo credit: thePescadora Facebook )

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NAIRA and ALINA take the Leaderboard at the Nos Ku Nos Fishing Tournament held Jan 31st and Feb 1st

NAIRA, a 57-foot custom and ALINA, a 58-foot custom, both Paul Mann Custom boats from Aruba, had a grand showing at the Nos Ku Nos Fishing Tournament held January 31 and February 1st. ALINA took Second and NAIRA took home the Grand Prize. ALINA also took home the prize for best video! The tournament took place hosting 20 boats from Bonaire, Aruba and Curacao. This catch and release tournament saw 67 strikes in two days, with 7 Blue Marlin, 12 White Marlin and 24 sailfish being brought to the boat, photographed and released.  Photo and video credits:  (📸: ALINA SPORTFISHING Facebook / NAIRA SPORT

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RARE BREED takes second place for Outstanding Billfish Boat during the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament May 23-25

Marlin magazine featured RARE BREED, the 63-foot Paul Mann custom, in the highly competitive Boats of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series tournament circuit gallery of boats. Congratulations to Captain Bubba Simmons and the RARE BREED team for taking second place for Outstanding Billfish Boat earning 600 points and top honors for the heaviest dolphin fish weighed at the docks at (39.9 pounds!) by angler Mel Miles during the Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament held at Georgetown Landing Marina May 23-25. Caption: RARE BREED, 63-foot Paul Mann Custom (📸: marlinmag.com; Cameron Rhodes / South Carolina Governor’s Cup)

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ANN WARRICK, PELICAN and QUALIFIER on the Leader board and Title board at the 2019 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament held August 8-14, 2019

Congrats to ANN WARRICK who reeled in the heaviest tuna weighing in at 114.6 lbs and second largest wahoo at 28.3 lbs in the 2019 Pirate's Cove Big Game Billfish Tournament. PELICAN was 2nd in the Billfish Daily on Day 4 with 600 points (700 total for the tournament!) and also had the 3rd largest dolphin at 22.5 lbs. QUALIFIER’s Charles and Brown Gaddy, fishing with dad Captain Fin Gaddy, were awarded the Junior Angler title releasing at the same time for a double-header on Day 4!

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