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Oistins Fish festival still major catch

ALEX DOWNES, [email protected]

Oistins Fish festival still major catch

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THIRTY-NINE YEARS after the inaugural Oistins Fish Festival, its appeal shows no signs of fading.

Yesterday, the festival climaxed as thousands of locals and visitors packed the main street, temporarily making stops at the vendors who lined the road.

As they funnelled into the area around the stage for the dolphin skinning and fish-boning competitions, master of ceremonies Jennifer Walcott delivered crucial information about the contestants as well as comedy for the crowd.

The dolphin skinning competition was more akin to a 100-metre race as the competitors’ knives blazed through the mahi-mahis on the table.

Tyrone “Dolphin” Shorey added another piece of silverware to his trophy cabinet and a $1 000 cheque as he chalked up a 12th win. (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

Fish-boning champion Sharon Atherley-Yarde was flawless as none of her fish were overturned.