Friday, May 11, 2018

Riviera Nayarit Extends An Open Invitation To The 7th Jarretaderas Fishing Tournament 2018


  • The first three places in the Freestyle Category will take home cash prizes; the children with the best catches will receive gifts from the sponsors.


Everything is set for the 7th Jarretaderas Surf Fishing with Lure Tournament 2018, which will take place next May 20th. It has already become a tradition in the area and welcomes the community for good family fun.

The tournament is held every year at the mouth of the Ameca River near Nuevo Vallarta and seeks to attract tourists in the Riviera Nayarit who are interested in sport fishing.

The species on the catch list are bass, Pacific crevalle jack (toro), snapper, and grouper. The minimum size for acceptance is 1 kg and, in keeping with conservation standards, catches will be released.

The awards
The top three best catches usually receive the awards during this tournament, though this year there will be prizes for fourth and fifth place that consist of a fishing trip for two valued at US $380 each.

The organizer added that while the traditional tournament is going on there will also be a kids’ tournament that will be held in a special area; the only condition for participation is that minors be accompanied by an adult, whether it’s a parent or guardian. There will be sponsor prizes for the children who record the top catches.

As far as safety is concerned, the organizers announced the area will be patrolled by the Municipality’s Civil Protection lifeguards with an ambulance and logistical support on hand for the duration of the event.

The event is intended to be a family-friendly celebration, which is why there will be refreshing beverages and food for sale, but no alcohol.

The details:

+ Registration is open through May 19, 2018. The cost is $150 pesos for adults until right before the tournament. Those who register the day of the tournament will pay $200 pesos. The children can compete for free.

+ The competition begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

+ First place wins $15 thousand pesos; second place takes home $10 thousand pesos; and third place $5 thousand pesos.

For more details visit: https://bit.ly/2wmBOBm

Tickets are on sale at Vallarta Fishing Center, Tienda Pesca y Pesca, Computec Bahía, Mariscos El Vaquetón, Vidriería Charly Brocas and the Bros Fishing Club in Tepic.

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Riviera Nayarit reaffirms its status as an ideal destination for sports tourism because of the many quality events that take place thanks to the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

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