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Bonefish packages announced at Bimini Big Game Club

Management at the Bimini Big Game Club, a Guy Harvey Outpost Resort and Marina, has created a challenge tied into their newly announced bonefish fishing travel package — break any world record in any line class for bonefish or permit on fly or spinning rod and win a week’s all-inclusive stay for two.

Bimini, located just less than 50 miles from Miami/Fort Lauderdale, is home to some 50 world records, with four of those current world records being for bonefish/permit.

Perhaps the most remembered bonefish record was set in 1971 by Virginia Beach sportsman Jerry Lavenstein, who along with guide Ansil Saunders landed a 16-pound, 3-ounce monster 300 yards from the historic Big Game Club.

Break Lavenstein’s 40-year-old record — or any IGFA registered record for bonefish or permit — and the Big Game Club will provide a complimentary seven night stay, including airfare and transfers — and a day on the water with fly fishing personality Vaughn Cochran.

The competition challenge offer, which is open through 2012, is available to anyone purchasing the special Fly Fishing Package. Details can be found at