Beneteau has come up with a unique on-line international fishing competition that involves catch and release from anywhere in the world.
There will be three stages from 13 June to 30 September, two of which are open to all fishers, no matter what type of boat they have. It is a digitised competition: the contenders compete from any spot worldwide. On top of Beneteau, Garmin and Seanox, the event’s partners, will award prizes to the winners.
The Beneteau Fishing Trophy is an opportunity for all keen fishers and owners to match their strengths in a big E-competition. In many respects, the event focuses on innovation in the way it is managed through social media, but also with respect to the entry criteria and the diversity of challenges.
In organising the Fishing Trophy, Beneteau aims to deliver an event that is more open than ever before. To take part, all you need to do is download the Fish&You application and register for the Beneteau Fishing Trophy. People taking part will post their best catches and share their photos on the Beneteau Fishing Facebook group. This system has the advantage of allowing them to take part from anywhere on the globe and to share the best spots. However, if the contenders prefer, they can keep their favourite fishing spot confidential.
Although the two first stages will be open to everyone, the third and last stage will be exclusively for Beneteau sailing yacht and motorboat owners, and will involve a photo competition on the fishing theme.
The two first stages of the Beneteau Fishing Trophy will take place respectively from 13 June to 17 July and from 20 July to 21 August. The quota per participant is five fish, following legal sizes, from which they will be counted. The five largest fish will be selected among the following species:
European seabass, spotted seabass, striped seabass, pollack, coley, meagre, gilthead seabream, black seabream, blackspot/red seabream, white seabream, common pandora, red porgy, northern wolf-fish, great amberjack, mottled grouper / blacktip grouper / goldblotch grouper, giant trevally, barracuda, bluefish, Mahi Mahi/dolphinfish, cobia, drums, jacks (amberjack, blue runner, crevalle, big eye, horse eye and rainbow runner), king mackerel, needlefish, permit, pompano, seabream, cubera snapper.
Since Beneteau is committed to environmentally-friendly fishing, everyone taking part must release all their catches.
The 3rd stage will take place from 24 August to 30 September. This time, we will test the creativity of Beneteau boat owners in a photo competition on the theme of fishing (all species), no matter what type of boat they own. Throughout the competition, there will be prizes to the winners of each stage.