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Florida Keys Gold Cup Series

2005 Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship

69 Anglers competed in the 2005 Gold Cup for the Championship Ring! A field of 26 teams participated in this year's event. Angler Armando Horta released 10 fish to win the coveted championship ring. Armando and teammate Becky Hester fished aboard Captain Paul Ross' Relentless.

The Relentless team will have their names engraved on the perpetual team trophy that is displayed at the Islamorada Fishing Club. Once again Pursuit Boats and Caribee Boat Sales joined the Gold Cup sponsorship list this year to make this event the best ever.

All money raised in the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship benefits the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. Gold Cup anglers released 71 sailfish during the Islamorada Tournament, 57 at Cheeca Lodge, and 40 sails on the final leg at the Islamorada Fishing Club for a total of 168 releases. 

Trophy List

High Point Angler

Angler: Armando Horta
Residence: Islamorada, FL

Captain: Paul Ross
Mates: Jimmy Hendricks & Scott Stokey
Boat: Relentless
Total Releases: 10

First Place Team

Boat: Relentless
Anglers: Becky Hester & Armando Horta

Captain: Paul Ross
Mates: Jimmy Hendricks & Scott Stokey
Total Releases: 18

Second Place Team

Boat: Kalex
Anglers: Anthony Delduca, Chris Claypool & Mike Pascia

Captain: Alex Adler
Mates: James Allen & Bo Bagley
Total Releases: 18

Third Place Team

Boat: Main Attraction
Anglers: Ed Rice & Joe Majcherek

Captain: Marty Lewis
Mate: Jamie Platt
Total Releases: 11