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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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Team QUALIFIER Aboard 56-foot Paul Mann Takes Second In 15th Annual Dare County Boatbuilders Tournament

[caption id="attachment_16746" align="alignleft" width="214"] Rob Warren, aboard QUALIFIER was Top Angler with six white marlin.[/caption] Team QUALIFIER with 1100 points and 11 white marlin placed second on the basis of time in the 2018 Dare County Boatbuilders Tournament and charity event. Rob Warren took Top Angler with six white marlin aboard QUALIFIER. QUALIFIER owner and Captain Fin Gaddy and team again gained some bragging rights in the competitive, hotly-contested, loads-of-fun-and-camaraderie event. The Dare County Boat Builders Foundation develops, encourages, and promotes public awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of boat building in Dare County and supports educational opportunities for students. Most

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Team QUALIFIER Aboard 56-foot Paul Mann Custom Wins The 2018 Hatteras Marlin Club Billfish Release Tournament June 24-29, 2018

[caption id="attachment_16480" align="alignleft" width="300"] The winners! L-R, Brown Gaddy, Nancy Gaddy, Fin Gaddy, Charles Gaddy and Collin Oxnard[/caption] Team QUALIFIER aboard the 56-foot Paul Mann custom boat captained by Fin Gaddy captured top team and plenty of other top honors at the prestigious 58th annual Hatteras Marlin Club Billfish Release Tournament. Young Charles Gaddy aboard QUALIFIER was named top angler as well as top junior angler. Charles’ brother Brown Gaddy was named second place junior angler. QUALIFIER finished the tournament with four blue marlin and a sailfish. A huge shout out to a great boat, great captain, and a great mate! [caption

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Team QUALIFIER Aboard Paul Mann 56-foot Takes Top Boat Overall and Day Two First Place With 801-lb. Blue Marlin at 14th Annual Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament August 23-26, 2017 

[caption id="attachment_1309" align="alignleft" width="273"] Keith Hudgins, Craig Revere, Capt. Fin Gaddy, Bailey Hudgins, Bill Hudgins, Steve Callis, Nick Rhem, Mate Colin Oxnard, and (kneeling) Josh Theil. Not pictured, Brad Hudgins.[/caption] WOW! Bite of a lifetime! The team aboard the Paul Mann custom built 56-foot sportfish QUALIFIER hooked up a real monster not long after “lines in” on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament. According to owner Captain Fin Gaddy, “I was watching the spread when this fish came completely out of the water from the side and completely crushed my short shotgun. It has to be the

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Hatteras Marlin Club Tournament June 25th–30th, 2017!

A proud Jr. Angler! Young Charles Gaddy(left), fishing with team QUALIFIER, aboard the Paul Mann 56-foot, owned and captained by his father Fin Gaddy, captured the top Jr. Angler award at the Hatteras Marlin Club Tournament June 25th – 30th. The young man caught a blue marlin unassisted as well as two sailfish! The trophies were so large and impressive that young Charles needed help from Paul Mann himself (right) to show off the awards to the camera. Pretty work Charles Gaddy and team QUALIFIER! [caption id="attachment_1323" align="alignleft" width="300"] Charles Gaddy (Fin Gaddy, Charles' father, is at the whole on the

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LO QUE SEA earns fourth place in the 2016 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament, Aug 15-19

Congratulations to 58-foot Paul Mann LO QUE SEA, captained by Kevin Paul, for earning fourth place amongst 72 tough competitors, releasing 15 billfish, for a total of 1500 points in the 2016 Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament! Tony Huerto, owner of LO QUE SEA, says this about the tournament, “We always (have a great time), competing against the best crews in the world.” Six of those best crews were members of the Paul Mann family. A shout out also goes to ANN WARRICK, HOG WILD, PELICAN, QUALIFIER, and RARE BREED for their hard work and success during the tournament! QUALIFIER was awarded

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56′ Paul Mann Custom QUALIFIER takes the win of the 2016 Carolina Boat Builders Tournament July 28-30, 2016!

The Paul Mann 56-foot QUALIFIER held the number one position throughout the 13th Annual Boat Builders Tournament, releasing a grand slam plus an additional billfish on both of their fishing days! The leaderboard also remained consistently outstanding throughout the event for all the Paul Mann boats! Out of the 21 boats participating, five were custom built by Paul Mann!
The tournament crew aboard the QUALIFIER received trophies and cash awards for First Place with an overall score totaling 800 points by releasing a grand slam on both fishing days with the addition of a white marlin on the first day and

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QUALIFIER finds white-hot marlin bite this fall!

Twenty-nine white marlins were released September 19 from the Paul Mann 56-foot QUALIFIER by Owner/Captain Fin Gaddy and mate Chris Kubik. That was the total of releases aboard QUALIFIER for just one day out of many excellent days fishing the fall season out of the Oregon Inlet, NC area. Captain Fin and crew will join the Paul Mann fleet down in Mexico for sailfish this winter. Make your plans to join us!

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