Launch of the Women’s World Virtual Fishing Challenge in February



Women’s World Virtual Fishing Challenges begin February 1st. Eligible species include billfish, mahi and tuna.
Courtesy of Captain Joan Vernon

Organizers from the Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation will host a two-month global virtual fishing tournament for women’s angling teams. The contest starts on February 1 and ends on March 31.

Anglers can fish anywhere in the world from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for six days, anytime during the two-month period. Eligible species include all marlin, sailfish and marlin – all of which must be released – tuna and mahi.

Admission is $600 per team, and proceeds will benefit global conservation and help women’s programs around the world. Prize categories include top three teams overall, most marlin outings, most sailfish outings, longest three mahi, best February team, best March team and more.

Joan Vernon holding mahi.


Prizes will be awarded for the longest and heaviest mahi.
Courtesy of Captain Joan Vernon

Registrations are open and you must register at least one week before you start fishing. Scoring will be done using the CaptApp application, which verifies captures using video and geolocation. Cellular reception is not required for the app to work.

For more information, visit the Presidential Women’s Global Virtual Fishing Challenge.

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