Riviera Nayarit San Blas Sport-Fishing Tournament 2013
Riviera Nayarit is hosting this year’s International Sport-fishing Tournament of San Blas, located on the Riviera Nayarit from May 29th to June 2nd, 2013 at the Tourist Marine place located in San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico.
San Blas is both a port and popular tourist destination, located about 160 km north of Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta and 64 km west of the state capital Tepic. The town has a population of about 8,700 pe0ple, and was founded by local Indians in 1531. However, the official date is 1768 for that event, when Don Manuel Riviera and 116 families were ordered to occupy the town on orders from the Viceroy of New Spain; and San Blas became a new naval base for the Spanish Navy.
San Blas is also known for its amazing estuaries and fresh water springs with a gateway to an extensive mangrove forest and federally protected nature preserve where hundreds of bird species like blue, yellow and pink footed boobies can be found and other jungle life. Along with all of this history, wild life, flora and fauna – San Blas is known for its fishing, and delicious San Blas shrimp!
The San Blas 2013 Fishing Tournament will be very much like last year’s tournament. The fees remain the same, but this year the prizes have increased – making it more fun than ever to win! This year the winner of each category wins a CAR! In addition to a chance to win a car the $19,000 peso registration fee includes participation in the daily “Jackpot,” the Inauguration Ceremony, the official lunch on Friday, the closing Ceremony, and one ticket for the raffle – if you don’t win a car, maybe you can win a brand new outboard motor! Its easy to register via Bank Deposit, wire transfer or cash on the same day of the event.
Click here to go to the Registration page.
When you are registering ask about custom tee-shirts for your crew. For more information and the exact times visit http://www.clubdepescadeportivatepic.com/programa.html
Tournament by Vessel
Each vessel can have up to 4 fishermen on board; the winner will be the one that catches the heaviest fish in each category during the three days of the competition.
Catches by Day (maximums per vessel):
- Three Sailfish – minimum weight 25 kg each
- Three Mahi Mahi – with minimum weight 10 kg each
- One Marlin – minimum weight of 85 kg
* Note: every single fish officially weighed in, after a vessel’s return will become the property of the Sport-fishing Club of Tepic, even if it doesn’t meet the get the minimum weight. So, don’t get attached folks! If you would like information from someone who does this every year and knows all the ropes, contact Peter Vines on his facebook http://www.facebook.com/pvfishing?fref=ts
Thanks goes out to Riviera Nayarit for the great photos. This is a big event every year for all of the fishing folks out there….so get registered for this fun event, and get out there, catch the big one, and take home a car!!
Have some fun fishing in the annual San Blas International Sport-Fishing
Tournament on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico!