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Hundreds of Kau keiki compete in annual fishing tournament

Photo Courtesy: Lee McIntosh Photo Courtesy: Lee McIntosh
Photo Courtesy: O Kau Kakou Photo Courtesy: O Kau Kakou
Photo Courtesy: O Kau Kakou Photo Courtesy: O Kau Kakou
KAU, BIG ISLAND (HAWAII NEWS NOW) -

Nearly 300 keiki ages two to 14 lined the shores of the Punaluu Black Sand Beach in Kau to take part in O Kau Kakou’s 8th Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament.

Keiki competed in four different fish categories – aholehole, hinalea, kupipi, poopaa. The winner of each category was determined by the size of the fish caught.

The winner in a fifth category, “Most Caught,” reeled in 30 fish!

Event organizers say the tournament was “catch and release” style and that they keiki were required to use barbless hooks.

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