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ANNUAL FISHING DERBY TO TAKE PLACE IN PALAU

Etpison Cup Fishing Derby
Etpison Cup Fishing Derby

The Palau Sports Fishing Association (PSFA) has just announced plans for the 24th Sports Fishing Tournament featuring the Etpison Cup, which will take place May 10-11, 2014 in Palau, Micronesia.

Prizes range from $100.00 to $30,000.00 in a total of five categories of fish, including Billfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda/Spanish Macerel and Mahi.

Registration and qualifications can be found at www.palausportsfishing.com/index.html.
(Note: Registration for the Annual Fishing Derby includes a one-year membership with PSFA)
The Palau Sports Fishing Association is a non-profit, membership based organization that was incorporated in 1991. PSFA is the first sports fishing organization in Palau with the goal to carry out sports fishing competition among anglers every year and entertain sports fishing enthusiasts. PSFA's mission is to promote sports fishing for the benefit of local fishermen, protect fisheries resources and as another diversity of the tourism industry in the Republic of Palau.

Details on the Prizes, Categories and Qualifications

Grand Prize
$30,000
for Billfish
501 lbs. and over 2nd Grand Prize
$15,000
for Billfish
401 to 500 lbs. 3rd Grand Prize
$10,000
for Billfish
301 to 400 lbs. Baby Grand Prize*
$5,000
for Billfish
201 to 300 lbs.
*An additional $100 is required to participate

TROLLING CATEGORIES & PRIZES
Saturday & Sunday, May 10-11, 2014 - 5:00am to 5:00pm
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1. Billfish $2,000 $1,500 $1,000
2. Tuna
(Yellowfin, Dogtooth, Bluefin) $1,000 $700 $500 $400 $300
3. Wahoo $1,000 $700 $500 $300 $200
4. Barracuda/Spanish Mackerel $1,000 $700 $500 $200 $100
5. Mahi $1,000 $700 $500 $200 $100

LADIES BOTTOM FISHING DERBY
Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 5:00am to 5:00pm.
1st 2nd 3rd
Bottom Fishing Derby $700 $500 $300

About Palau: Located in the westernmost corner of Micronesia, Palau is an archipelago of more than 586 islands with about 20,000 inhabitants and was the world’s first official Shark Sanctuary, setting the pace for many other destinations to follow suit. Consistently ranked as one of the world's best dive destinations, Palau is the ultimate paradise for the adventurous traveler, boasting some of the most spectacular water features and beaches as well as the world famous, swim friendly Jellyfish Lake and Rock Islands, which was recently inscribed onto United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List. With 1,450 species of fish and 500 species of coral, some have called Palau the "8th Natural Wonder of the World", while others have identified Palau as "One of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World." For more information about Palau, please visit www.visit-palau.com.