Cabo Blanco & Club pins were offered if the fish caught met the minimum weight requirements. Other Clubs included Tuna Cup Match and Cat Cay. Giving out award and honor badges by fishing organizations has always been a tradition. Below are some examples of the badge variations. The Cabo Blanco Fishing Club in Peru was the exclusive fishing club where the world record marlin was caught by Alfred Glassell. Founded in 1951 by Kip Farrington, membership was limited to 20 members with a yearly fee of $10,000. Kip Farrington’s participation and the availability of large marlin made the club famous. The Tuna Cup Match in Nova Scotia was held in the 1940’s with teams competing from the US, Canada and the UK. Once again, Kip Farrington’s participation made the event receive world wide attention. Cat Cay is a private island in the Bahamas with a private yacht club that also held fishing tournaments. The Cabo Blanco pins, the Tuna Cup pins, the Cat Cay pins and other Club pins are very collectable. These medals and badges are sought after by collectors today.
To read the Sports Illustrated March 19, 1956 article about Alfred Glassell, Jr.’s record Black Marlin catch at Cabo Blanco, click the link below.
Cabo Blanco Fishing Club Award Badges
Cabo Blanco Fishing Club Booklet and Decal
Cabo Blanco Fishing Club Award Pins and Items Collection
Kip Farrington’s Tuna Cup Club Badge
Cat Cay Award Badges
Fishing Club Pins
Orvis and Other Award Badges
To read the Sports Illustrated March 19, 1956 article about Alfred Glassell, Jr.’s record Black Marlin catch at Cabo Blanco, Click on the link below.
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