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Entry into the Mad Fish Hunt is now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted their catches. Winners will be announced soon.

In the vein of the Around the World voyage and the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally comes the next great adventure from PAE: a world class fishing competition! We’re calling on Nordhavn owners to cast their lines and reel in a really big fish. Young and old alike are eligible to vie for the fabulous prizes (okay...super cool t-shirts) earned for besting the competition in a number of categories (listed below).

”The beauty of this competition is that everyone has a fair shot - no matter how old you are, no matter what type of Nordhavn you’re on, no matter where you are in the world, and no matter what schedule you’re on,” said PAE’s vice president Jim Leishman, whose been known to cast a line or two. “We’ve seen some impressive catches off of Nordhavns – watching others and even from our own personal experience. This has the potential to be terrific contest.”

Not a fisherman? No problem. We’ll also be judging the best photo submitted.

  1. Every entry must be documented by an actual, untouched photo. Enter as many photos as you like. Each photo submitted becomes the property of PAE and may be posted to the website.
  2. Each fish submitted must be caught off of a Nordhavn or a Nordhavn-based tender.
  3. Photos must contain proof of length of fish (with ruler or measuring tape)
  4. Fish must be caught between the dates of contest (November 30, 2009 and February 1, 2010). Proof of date (ie: timestamp) on photo is required. Photos submitted after February 1, 2010 will be ineligible.
  5. Photos must contain proof of Nordhavn presence
  6. Contest is eligible to captains, crew and guests on board at the time of the catch.
  7. Winners will be chosen at the discretion of PAE.
  8. Bribes to said judges are welcome and completely legal.
  9. Various Nordhavn chat sites will be monitored. Judging may be influenced by public opinion.
  10. PAE reserves the right to poke fun at so-called “trophy” fish as well as so-called fishermen & fisherwomen.
  11. Entries will be judged on a point system based on size of fish, originality of photo and creativity of caption.
  12. Bonus points given for proof of weight of fish
  13. All fish not to be eaten should be released alive. Measurements should be made to the fisherman's best ability.

Largest tuna – any breed (photo must show proof of length)

Largest billfish – any breed (photo must show proof of length)

Largest salmon (photo must show proof of length)

Largest halibut (photo must show proof of length)

Most unusual fish

Most unusual location (photo must show proof)

Catch made furthest from land (photo must show proof)

Best fish submitted by a fisherkid (16 yrs. and under)

Best photo/caption

So gather all your best lures, bait, poles and line and GO FISH!


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