In mid April, the Barbadian Legend, Sir Charles Williams was honoured by a sport that he dearly loved. 
The Republic Bank Sir Charles Williams International Tournament, based at the beautiful Port St Charles in St Peter attracts fishermen and women islandwide and beyond. 
The 2023 tournament saw calm seas with a great tournament atmosphere back
at the dock where the Pier One Restaurant provided first class food and drink for all tournament participants. Prizes included dinners at The Cliff and Tides Restaurants and entertainment by Alan Shepherd and the band Bare Bones provided a great end to a day of fantastic fishing. 
Overall 12 blue Marlin and 26 sailfish were released over the three days of fishing. The tournament comprised of 24 teams (149 anglers) and The Honourable Adrian Forde (Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Green and Blue Economy made close closing remarks at the prize giving ceremony. 
The winning boat was (local boat) ‘Remember Me Now’ captained by Malcolm “Brown Rum” Thompson. The winning team will now be representing Barbados on the world stage at the Offshore World Championships held out of Quepos Costa Rica! Second Place went to the local boat ‘Nauti Dreams’ after they released a double header blue marlin at the last minute of the last day of the  ournament! Third Place was the boat ‘Never Enough’ - the boat which belonged to the late Sir Charles Williams whom the tournament is named after. On board Never Enough were Sir Charles’ son Teddy Williams and grandson Charlie Williams. The Champion Angler (and Champion Jr Angler) was Christian Als. The Champion Female Angler was Kaitie Humphrey. Jack Cathrow won the Luke Bjerkhamn Memorial Trophy. 
If you’re not into the competition fishing, when here on a holiday you can rent a boat and crew for the day and enjoy deep sea fishing off of Barbados with a rum punch in hand! It’s a day full of action and great memories. Don’t miss it.