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cabo frio marlin invitational 

25 years of history

INTERVIEW

Watch what the Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational Tournament means for some of our fishermen and the importance of the 25th commemorative edition.

where it all began

Initially, the local motorboats Andesa, from Commander José Thomaz, and Paola, from Commander Paulo Ramalho, started searching the seas South of Cabo Frio. They adventured in longer oceanic distances with great results, and inspired some of the club’s fishermen – such as Commander Denison Duque Silva, from Dang, Commander Carloman Maia de Oliveira, from Baccarat, Commander Leonardo Bochner from Binoca, and more – to explore and study this new perspective.

With encouraging results, under the regency of the Fishing Director Carloman Maia de Oliveira, the organizing group of the Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational Tournament was built, composed by the diretor himself, Denison Duque Silva, João Franklin Neto and Hélio Barroso.

From 1994, the tournament was played during the summer, in two diferent phases exclusively destined to the blue marlin fishing.

THE FIRST EDITION

The following teams participated at the first edition of the tournament, executed in 1994:

ANDESA

BACCARAT  

BOM DE BICO

DAMG 
 

MISS FLAMENGO

PAOLA

PATTY

SARGAÇO
 

Motorboat Miss Flamengo 

Champion of the first edition of Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational Tournament in 1994

THE CHAMPION 

TEAM:

 MISS FLAMENGO

CAPTAIN:

HÉLIO BARROSO

SECOND PLACE

TEAM:

 DANG

CAPTAIN:

DENISON SILVA

THIRD PLACE

TEAM:

 BACCARAT

CAPTAIN:

CARLOMAN OLIVEIRA

why invitational? 

The oceanic fishing in the region was casual and individual, until a group of associates decided to create the “Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational Tournament”. The word INVITATIONAL meant that the invitation was indispensable for those that wanted to take part, either associates or members of the congenial clubs, because of the docking limitations of the club, given the large number of accessions, atracting motorboats from Santos, Ilhabela, Vitória and Salvador.  

Joao Franklin, Captain of Sargaço and his 145kg Bigeye Tuna captured in Cabo Frio in 1994.

In 2001, under the regency of Delta Madureira, Mauricio Paixão e João Franklin Machado Filho, ten of the best captains of the world were invited to take part of the tournament, that now had it’s first international edition, attracting the interest of italian, french and american fishermen on the following years.

Motorboats berthed at the docking pier of the club in Cabo Frio

world landmark

On the eight edition of the Tournament, held in 2001, fishermen Eurico Soares from Team Komplot of captain José Wagner, captured the Largest Blue Marlin of Brasil in oficial fishing tournaments, with 575kg. It placed Brazil between the five regions of the world where the largest blue marlins are captured, and the tournament gained prestige internationaly.

The capture of the 575kg Blue Marlin in Cabo Frio, a city that has one of the largest areas for oceanic fishing in the world, encouraged sport fishing and became a tourist attraction after the instalation of a replica of that fish on the Boulevard Canal in 2012. At the time, it’s meat was donated to the city’s charity institutes.

“During an hour and 40 minutes we fought very hard to bring it to the boat. It was a fight that a fishermen with so much experience like me wouldn’t forget, because for the first time i thought the fish could beat me, and then, 50 more minutes to board it. It was very exhausting. All that under the afternoon sun.”

Said Eurico to "Jornal Livre" a local newspaper.

Komplot Team

Eurico poses next to the 575kg Blue Marlin.

The sculpture with 3,80m, manufactured in fiberglass with a metallic structure by the visual artist from Cabo Frio, Marina Vergara. In 2018 the City Hall realocated the sculpute that now can be found ate the Praia do Forte.

the champions

1993-2017

largest species

1993/1994

Marlin Azul – 241 Kg - Luis Carlos Nolasco  MISS FLAMENGO 

1994/1995

Marlin Azul – 294 Kg - Evandro Soares  

BACCARAT 

1995/1996

Marlin Azul – 307 Kg - Eduardo Aranha  

SPLENDORE 

1996/1997

Marlin Azul – 369 Kg - Alberto Quintaes  

SUNSET 

1997/1998

Marlin Azul – 481,6 Kg - Walter Godoy  

ANDESA 

1998/1999

Marlin Azul – 546,8Kg - Renato Gil Barbosa  

LAUROCRIWA 

1999/2000

Marlin Azul – 243 Kg - Luiz Carlos Almeida  

SARGAÇO

2000/2001

Marlin Azul – 575 Kg - Eurico Soares  

KOMPLOTT 

2001/2002

Marlin Azul – 423 Kg -Walter Godoy

ANDESA 

2002/2003

Marlin Azul – 349 Kg -Raphael Coutinho

TATI-I 

2003/2004

Marlin Azul – 279,5Kg -Miguel Dórea

REGINA DÓREA 

2004/2005

Marlin Azul – 420,5 Kg -João Victor Dias

VIRA LATA 

2005/2006

Marlin Azul – 329,5 Kg -Paulo Vivacqua PICANTE 

2006/2007

Marlin Azul – 477 Kg -Renato Gil Barbosa LAUROCRIWA 

2007/2008

Marlin Azul –  464 Kg -Antônio Vilarejo

PONTA NEGRA 

2008/2009

Marlin Azul – 477 Kg -Renato Gil Barbosa LAUROCRIWA 

2009/2010

Marlin Azul –  464 Kg -Antônio Vilarejo

PONTA NEGRA 

2010/2011

Marlin Azul – 349 Kg -Raphael Coutinho

TATI-I 

2011/2012

Marlin Azul – 390 Kg -João Paulo T. da Costa PONTA NEGRA 

2012/2013

Marlin Azul – 279,5Kg -Miguel Dórea

REGINA DÓREA 

2013/2014

Marlin Azul – 349 Kg -Raphael Coutinho

TATI-I 

credits

Conception / Project

Texas Produções

Content Revision

Eliseu Soares - Fishing Deartment Director

Mario Sergio de Queiroz - Fishing Department Manager

Content

Relíquias da Pesca Website

Livro História do ICRJ

Livro Tempos de Pesca

Fishing Department of ICRJ

Special Thanks

Vicente Arruda Filho

Collaboration

Mario Sérgio de Queiroz

Marcos Coelho

Translation

Fadrick Barroso

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