Angler, Jimmy Aboud of team "Outcast" caught a record breaking 198-pound Tarpon in the first session of the Trini Tarpon Tournament which began on Saturday, July 28th 2012. The tournament is being hosted at the Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club (TTYC) in Bayshore, Trinidad.
Jimmy's catch broke the previous Trinidad and Tobago record which was held by JP Agostini, also from Trinidad. JP's fish was caught in the TTGFA Tarpon Thunder tournament in 2007 and weighed 187 lbs. JP said that he was proud to have been the record holder for the last five (5) years and was pleased to have the record broken by a young Trinidadian. Agostini went on to say that these record breaking catches are great news for Trinidad as it will help promote the island as a major destination for Tarpon fishing.
Captain Peter Aboud of team "Outcast" said that the record breaking fish was caught in the first session of the two day tournament so he and his team won't be celebrating anything just yet. The fish was caught less than a minute after his team released a 120-pound Tarpon. Aboud said his 18 year old son has been fishing Tarpon in Trinidad waters for the last five years but this catch was by far his most rewarding.