2013 Hagoromo Port Festival looking for few good anglers
Okinawa’s most prestigious fishing festival is only a month away, but the Ginowan City Tourism Promotion Association is still accepting applications for fishing teams to participate.
Ginowan Marina’s the starting venue for the June 30th Hagoromo Port Festival, but the deadline for participating is Friday, June 14th. The registration fee is ¥12,000 per person for an eight-person team, with everything from insurance, boat charter fees and food included. The fishing tournament begins at 6 a.m., and anglers have until late afternoon to bring home the goods.
Ginowan City Tourism Promotion Association says boats will depart at 7 a.m., but must return to port at 4 p.m. in order to come alongside the quay by 4:30 p.m. Measurements of fish will begin at 4 p.m., and the
ceremonies at 5:30 p.m.
This is the greatest offshore angling convention in Okinawa Prefecture.
In this year’s tournament, with Ginowan Marina as a base, the fishing grounds will be off the Kerama islands and the sea near Iejima. The anglers compete aiming to catch large-size fish of various kinds using hook, line, sinker and bait.
At the Ginowan Marina, many events such as a ukulele beach party, and marine leisure experiences are scheduled for families and guests.
Since prior reservations are required to take part in the fishing tournament part of the event, willing to participate need to call (098) 897-2764 to make reservations by June 14th.