Tuna and Marlin Tournament on the Riviera Nayarit

Its the 6th Annual International Tuna & Marlin Fishing Tournament again, hosted by the Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club, and it is being held on the Riviera Nayarit in Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle on July 12-14, 2012.

Riviera Nayarit has the perfect conditions for sport fishing,and many a fisherman come from afar to enjoy the delights and the abundance of big fish that make their home there, making it a great fishing vacation. And, its easy to bring the family with them as there is plenty to discover on the Riviera Nayarit. Big game fish like Tuna, several species of Marlin, Sawfish, Snapper, Wahoo and Dolphin-fish can be found year long, making the Riviera Nayarit perfect for sport fishing in Mexico.

Categories and Registration

The Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club has beefed up the stakes by creating additional prizes for the first record-breaking tuna. The high weight records from 200 are 332,300  kilos (710.54 pounds)  in the Marlin category and 176 kilos in the Tuna category….WOW! Those are some big fish! Buena Suerte!
There are four different categories this year, two are the Tuna and Marlin of course, and the other two are Sailfish catch and release, and a Dorado category. Both will have special prizes!
People can register in teams of up to four members per boat. Standard non-electric rod and reels may be used with 130 pound test lines with simple bait are only allowed in the competition.
The enrollment fee is 20,000 pesos per team.
Contestants will need a camera and take photos of each one of their catches in the Sailfish category, as it is a catch and release category, including a time-stamp. The winning team for the Sailfish category will be the team that catches the most fish.
In the Tuna, Marlin and Dorado the winners will be determined by the weight.
Some of the prizes include hotel vacation packages, fishing gear, and of course CASH, using 100% of the enrollment fee for the first place winners stated by Alberto Sanchez Cardenas, who is President of the Bahia de Banderas Sport Fishing Club. That’s great news!
La Cruz is a short 15 minutes from Bucerias, and about 25 minutes from Puerta Vallarta. There are plenty of lovely rentals, restaurants and also stores for boat parts and fishing gear.

For more information on the tournament please visit www.fishingnayarit.com.

Discover the amazing Riviera Nayarit for your Mexico vacation, relocate to the Riviera Nayarit for life!

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