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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 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 NAIRA aboard 57′ Paul Mann Wins Oct 19-22 2017 Aruba Caribbean Cup for the 4th time in 5 years; Team ALINA aboard Paul Mann 58′ Takes Second! 

Huge congratulations to Team NAIRA and Captain Jimmy Marin aboard the 57’ Paul Mann for once again winning the Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup with 1900 points including a grand slam the final day! Team NAIRA has won the Aruba Caribbean Cup four of the last five tournaments - Top Boat! In spite of some of the roughest seas, it was an incredible tournament! Bincho Mansur is owner of NAIRA but was busy running a triathlon during the tournament! There was plenty of competition however in this Aruba leg of the Presidential Challenge as team ALINA with captain/Owner Eric Mansur

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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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Team TRUE GRIT Aboard Paul Mann 54 Takes Second in 28th Annual Alice Kelly Ladies Only Billfish Tournament August 13th 2017

The team aboard 54' Paul Mann TRUE GRIT held second place positon after a full day of action and tough competition from all 97 boats entered in the 28th Alice Kelly Ladies Only Tournament on August 13. TRUE GRIT, captained by Hank Beasley, racked up three sailfish releases, good for 300 points to take  second. The Alice Kelly Tournament is held to promote and fund breast cancer charities and is one of the most popular and successful ladies only anglers billfishing charity events in the world. And TRUE GRIT was not the only Paul Mann boat to enjoy winning a top

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Team LISA K Aboard the 67-foot Paul Mann Custom Continues Winning Ways With Billfish Win Plus Second Place Wahoo in The Tri-State Shootout July 29-August 2, 2017

For the third year in a row, the team aboard the Paul Mann 67-foot LISA K was a big winner in the billfish release category for white marlin with a beautiful catch by angler Terry McCurdy during one of the Northeast’s most competitive and popular tournaments, the Tri-State Canyon Shoot Out July 29-August 2, 2017. LISA K also finished 2nd in the Wahoo Div. with a 45 lb. wahoo and 10th in the Yellowfin Div. with a 65 lb. yellowfin. This is LISA K’s third year of winning in the billfish category. LISA K owner Ernest Audet was the angler on

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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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Team LO QUE SEA Aboard 58′ Paul Mann Custom Takes Win in 54th Annual Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Tournament in Palm Beach, Jan. 19-21, 2017!

When the cold fronts come to Florida in winter the sailfishing along Florida’s Gold Coast can be incredible! This year during the 54th Annual Buccaneer Cup Tournament, it was without a doubt slower than usual. But the team aboard the 58-foot Paul Mann LO QUE SEA have some proven successful methods and they love to fish and win against the very best no matter the conditions! They did it again! Huge congratulations to Owner Tony Huerta, Captain Kevin Paul and Mate Lenny Schlin as well as Wallace Higenbothem, all team members aboard during the two days of fishing at the

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Team CHAMPAGNE LADY Aboard Paul Mann 68′ Wins 28th Annual Pirates Cove Sailfish Classic Out of Stuart, FL, Dec. 2-4, 2016

CHAMPAGNE LADY's Capt. Josh Chaney, in his first big tournament victory as a skipper, led Tony Ingram, Carl Repetto, Rob Miller and Mark Donohue, and crewmen Connor Tillman, Mark McDevitt and Sean Young, to nine sailfish releases Sunday and 20 releases during the tournament to win the 2016 Pirates Cove Resort and Marina Sailfish Classic in Stuart, FL. CHAMPAGNE LADY is the Paul Mann 68' formerly known as JICHI, and is already doing the new owner, captain and team proud! Overall, the fleet of 24 boats enjoyed three days of good sailfish action topped off with 76 sailfish on

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Team NAIRA aboard 57′ Paul Mann Wins Oct 20-23, 2016 Aruba Caribbean Cup; Team ALINA aboard Paul Mann 58’Takes Third!

[caption id="attachment_1372" align="alignleft" width="393"] NAIRA[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1370" align="alignright" width="409"] ALINA[/caption] Undoubtedly one of the best sportfishing teams in the Caribbean, the Paul Mann 57' NAIRA led from start to finish during the 2016 Aruba Caribbean Cup, scoring 4400 points including a grand slam to walk away with the big win. The NAIRA team included Captain/Owner Bincho Mansur, Bancho Mansur, Yilson Iriarte, Ricky Croes and, last but not least, Carlos Isaza–2016 Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler at thetournament!

In third place was the Paul Mann 58' ALINA, owned and captained by Eric Mansur, with 2000 points. ALINA’s team anglers include Captain/Owner Eric Mansur,

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