The 7th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament is back home

  • The Bahía de Banderas Fishing Club will celebrate the seventh edition of their competition next August 8 – 10

Riviera Nayarit is proving its reputation as the preferred destination for sport fishing enthusiasts, as three tournaments have already been confirmed for 2013. The Bahía de Banderas Sport Fishing Club has announced the 7th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay, which will take place back in the place it started, the Vallarta Yatch Club at Paradise Village Marina, in Nuevo Vallarta.  

Experts consider Riviera Nayarit as one of the best destinations in the world to do sport fishing, since big game can be found throughout the year: wahoo, sailfish, dolphin-fish, tuna, three different species of marlin, sawfish and snapper guarantee a great fishing experience all year-long.

Furthermore, Riviera Nayarit offers world-class marinas, people who know how to work with fiberglass, specialized technical personnel to fix all the gadgets found on a ship, delectable restaurants, luxurious hotels and the required infrastructure.

The organizers are expecting competitors to break all weight records in this club, which were 322.3 kilos in the marlin category, 70.6 kilos in the sail fish and 176 kilos in the tuna category. To encourage participants, additional fishing one prizes are being offered on all categories for the breaking records. Also first place prizes are offered in cash.

This year, the Banderas Bay Sport Fishing Club has defined four different categories: the two that give this competition its name and that offer the most important prizes (tuna and marlin), and additionally dolphin-fish and sailfish categories in a catch and release form, with special prizes.

Competitors can register in teams of up to four members per boat. Only non-electronic rod and reel, 130-pound lines and simple bait will be allowed.

On the sailfish category, each participating team will have to take a snapshot of each one of their catches, including a timestamp. The winning team will be the one that catches the largest number of fish.  In the remaining categories, the winner will be defined by the weight of the catch.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Riviera Nayarit considers that supporting events of this kind is instrumental to its promotional strategy, not only because of the number of tourists that they attract, but also because they provide an important stage for the international media that covers these events.