This year, the 61st Anniversary of the International Fishing Tournament Marlin & Sailfish will be held from November 16th to the 19th in Puerto Vallarta.
Organized by the Fishing Club Puerto Vallarta, the International Fishing Tournament Marlin & Sailfish will traditionally carry out check in and opening at the Hotel Rosita, located next to the “Malecon”. The fish registration stand and award ceremony will be held at the Marina Vallarta next to Marina del Rey Condominiums.
This fishing tournament is one of the most exciting in the world and awards the catch of Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna and Mahi-Mahi. Bringing together fans from all around the globe, Marlin specimens can weight over 440 lb. and Sailfish; up to 130 lb.
The registration fee is set on $34,000 Mexican pesos per team or boat, and a 4 participants maximum. But in this fishing tournament the eyes are set on the spectacular prices. 2017 Chevrolet automobiles are the established prizes for the first places in each species, as well as the “Fishing One” winners, which will be the first fish captured weighing over the established mark for for each species. More Chevrolet automobiles, hotel nights and fishing gears will go to the second and third places. “Heaviest Marlin of the Day”, the “Better Crew” and last but not least, “Catch and Release” will also be awarded.
This last category, “Catch and Release” is part of a midterm project, aiming to adapt to other popular fishing events, where fish are released after being documented, thus protecting the environment and wild life. The participants are requested to film the capture, the boarding and the release of the fish. The team or boat who release more fish will be the winner for the “Catch and Release” category.
Where to stay…
In addition to the adventure, the quest for luxury and comfort during this tournament is finally over with Marival Residences. Its spacious villas, gourmet food and 4 Diamond service will certainly be the ideal place to relax, remain focused and achieve a great performance.