True Parents’ 57th Holy Wedding Anniversary Fishing Tournament on Hudson River
Check out the latest photos from this year’s tournament!
We are happy to announce the True Parents’ 57th Holy Wedding Anniversary Fishing Tournament, taking place May 6 – 12. The tournament will be held for seven days on Hudson River and adjacent bays in NY and NJ area. We welcome individuals and groups from churches, departments, families and friends.
Last Year’s Tournament Highlights
This year’s winners:
First Place: Rev. Jesse Edwards
Second Place: Hobin Lee
Third Place: Yusuke Kimura
Fourth Place: Takashi Yashiro
Fifth Place: Miguel Consoro
Today was a great last day of this year’s tournament. Takashi Yashiro caught a 40.5-inch bass at 24.5 pounds, making his way to 4th place in the tournament. His father, Takeshi Yashiro, caught a 39-inch, 22.5-pound striped bass, Richard de Sena caught a 39-inch, 20.5-pound striped bass, Naokimi Ushiroda caught a 38-inch striped bass, Irene Sasao caught a 34-inch striped bass, and Ki Yeal Lee and Udomporn Mortega both caught 32-inch bass.
Our catches for the day included a whopping 41.5-inch striped bass at 25 pounds by Hobin Lee, a 39-inch, 24.5-pound striped bass by Miguel Consoro, and a 32-inch striped bass by Michael Jenkins. With one last day of fishing, the competition is getting close!
Today the striped bass have returned! The weather was incredible and we had some competitive catches. Philsung Paquit caught a 39-inch striped bass at 22.5 pounds, Nicolas Luimbarazo caught a 33.5-inch, and John Kung caught a 32.5-inch striped bass.
Today was a tough day for catching striped bass. We took the boats out to several different locations and among all of us caught many bluefish. A group of ministers fishing said they enjoyed their experience and looked forward to a bluefish dinner.
On May 6, three boats full of eager fishermen and women set out on a nice, warm morning. In the afternoon, wind gusts picked up to 25-30 knots, but everybody enjoyed the day and challenged themselves to beat the standing records for striped bass. In total, we caught four keepers (striped bass over 28 inches long) and many bluefish. Mr. Silvy Yap was the champion of the day with a 32-inch striped bass. Ms. Catherine Kace followed closely behind with her 31.5-inch catch, and Washington Persantez caught a 30-inch striped bass.
Sunday was a rough day out on the waters, with morning rain and strong wind gusts up to 30 knots in the afternoon. This didn’t stop one fisher from Maryland in catching a 35-inch striped bass! We caught many blue fish as well.
Saturday, May 7 was an exciting day to start this year’s tournament. Today’s group caught six striped bass and several big bluefish. Rev. Jesse Edwards leads with a 44-inch bass; Yusuke Kimura follows with a 41-inch, 26.5-pound bass; Ki Yeal Lee caught a 38-inch, 20.5-pound bass; Fumiko Balcomb also caught a 38-inch; Hyung Won Kim caught a 35.5-inch, 18-pound bass; and Hyung Heui Joo caught a 35-inch bass. We look forward to an exciting week of fishing!