- The Marina Nuevo Vallarta expects some 500 participants for this free event for kids ages two through 12; the objective is to enjoy the day and promote sport fishing to new generations of anglers.
The Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Groups and Events Department invite everyone to celebrate Children’s Day at the 1st Annual Riviera Nayarit Children’s Fishing Tournament.
The date is set for Sunday, April 26th, at the Marina Nuevo Vallarta, where kids can begin registering for the free event at 8 a.m.; the only requisite is for the child to be accompanied by at least one adult caregiver.
The event is limited to 500 children, who will be divided into two categories: A, for children two to six years of age, and B, for kids seven to 12. This friendly competition will begin at 9 o’clock on the dot and will last until 11 a.m., to be followed by the awards ceremony.
Thanks to sponsor support the participants will receive an event T-shirt, fishing equipment, snacks, beverages, toys, desserts, candy and prizes for every child that registers a catch.
“We’ve tried hard to create a professional event for the kids and their parents to enjoy a great time in a fun family atmosphere,” said David Zaragoza Camacho, President of the Sport Fishing Club.
The idea is to promote the sport fishing culture while staying within the boundaries of caring for and respecting the environment in order to create new brand ambassadors from these younger generations for the destination.
An important caveat is that in order to develop the children’s abilities the parents cannot aid them in catching the fish, but they must be present to prevent unwanted incidents.
There are several rules and regulations in the tournament: the children must be in their parent’s care at all times, they can only fish from certain authorized piers, only the biggest fish per child will be weighed and all the animals will be released post weigh-in.