BVI Readies for Scrub Island Blue Marlin Invitational


This summer, the British Virgin Islands’ Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina will host the second annual Scrub Island Blue Marlin Invitational.

The private island resort is located close to the BVI’s fishing grounds and the renowned North Drop.

The tournament will run from Aug 3-6.

“We’re excited to be hosting the Blue Marlin Invitational for the second year in a row and fully expect a record turnout,” said Federico Ciampi, resort manager at Scrub Island. “With such close proximity to the fishing grounds and the North Drop, anglers have found the Scrub Island Blue Marlin Invitational to be a breath of fresh air.”

At the requests from numerous billfish tournament teams, owners and captains, the Scrub Island Blue Marlin Invitational was created by Captain Skip Smith to give blue marlin enthusiasts easy access to exclusive fishing grounds and a protected harbor.

This year’s event will once again take advantage of the North Drop bite during the August full moon, ensuring the invitational will maintain its reputation as the “crème de la crème” of blue marlin bliss.

Captain Skip and Scrub Island Resort collaborated on the tournament with the hope of attracting U.S.-based teams who take advantage of the summer full moons, as well as teams from the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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