- There are over 8 thousand pesos in prizes in kind for the first three places in the tournament’s Freestyle Category; there will also be gifts and plenty of fun for the kids.
Sunday May 15, 2016, marks the start of the 5th Jarretaderas Fishing Tournament held at the mouth of the Ameca River, from the area known as “El Tunel” (The Tunnel) to the beach across from the Isla de los Pájaros.
The Children’s Category is free in this shore fishing with bait tournament; it includes kids from five through 11 years of age and the only prerequisite is an adult accompanies them. The Freestyle Category begins at 12 years of age with a registration cost of MX$80 for presale tickets and MX$100 on the day of the event.
“We’re very grateful for our sponsors—and this year we have more of them—and especially for the Riviera Nayarit CVB, which for the second year is backing us, as well as the Banderas Bay city council for all the facilities. We want to promote and emphasize the fact that this area is also great for sporting, tourism and family events,” said José Roberto Quezada, one of the organizers.
The inauguration is anticipated to start around 7:30 a.m. This year they expect approximately 100 children and 150 participating adults. The species approved for the competition are red snapper, sea bass and horse mackerel. Only those weighing more than 1 kg will count, the others will be thrown back in the water in pro of conservation.
The first three places in the Freestyle Category will take home prizes in kind with a value of more than 8 thousand pesos; gifts will be given to the winning children according to the donations provided by the sponsors. It’s important to point out that each person must provide his or her own fishing equipment; however, the children who don’t have rods and reels will be provided with a plastic jug, fishing line, a lead weight and bait.
The event will include soccer and beach volleyball tournaments, as well as food and beverage stands and accessory vendors for those present. The participation of people from other regions including Tepic and Colima, among others, has been confirmed.
Tickets are on sale at Ferretería Express, Vallarta Fishing Center and Computec. For more information please call 322-120-0880.