It is reported that a film crew from ESPN’s “Billfishing
Xtreme Release League” (BXRL) will be on St. Thomas to film the Billfishing
Xtreme Release Tournament and surrounding events, August 21 - 24.
“Game fishing is one of the biggest sporting events in the USVI, and I can
not think of a better place to showcase this exciting element of St. Thomas
than on the most watched sports network, ESPN,” Commissioner Pamela Richards said.
“This year, the BXRL group is bringing a unique element to the tournament, a
series of events for firemen from New York City.”
With a purse of $600,000, ESPN’s Billfishing Xtreme Release League is one of
the most competitive big game fishing events in the world, with team skill
requirements exceeding most other tournaments.
Two one-hour programs will
result and be developed and featured on the ESPN 2 network later this year.
The Department of Tourism will release those dates at a later time.