5th Annual Playa Lo de Marcos Surf Fishing Tournament

·        The tournament will take place October 26-27, 2013, in Riviera Nayarit with the participation of fishermen from Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima.

The Tepic Surf Fishing Club and the People’s Government, headed by Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, extend an invitation to sport fishing aficionados and to the general public to participate in the 5th Annual Playa Lo de Marcos Surf Fishing Tournament. 

Registration is now open and will remain so until half an hour before the competition starts. The tournament runs October 26 -27, 2013, and will be held at the Playa Lo de Marcos in the Riviera Nayarit.

“We expect anglers from Tepic, Puerto Vallarta, Melaque, Colima, Guadalajara and Ixtlán del Río,” said Mario Fernando García de León, the Club Secretary. “There will be fantastic prizes, award combos and t-shirts for the first 100 people who register.”

The awards include 45% of the proceeds for 1st place, 25% of the proceeds for 2ndplace and 10% of the proceeds for 3rd. Fourth place will receive the wagered amount placed on the 26th. Registration is $200 pesos and hours are from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the 26th and 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the 27th.

The Governor of the State of Nayarit has made it clear these types of events must take into consideration the balance of nature. In order to aid in the conservation of the species, there will be a minimum weight for catches; those under the official weight should be thrown back.

Minimum weight for bass, sea bass, sierra, red snapper and grouper is 1kg; for blue fin, dorado, yellowtail, needlefish and rooster fish the minimum weight is 2kg. Fishing will take place from the shore with a rod and lure, no bait. There is a maximum of five catches per participant.

“This is a family tournament—women and children as welcome!” added García de León. “We’re holding a community event at the host hotel for all who assist and we’d like to invite everyone to come join us during this, our fifth tournament.”

Judges include the board members of the Tepic Surf Fishing Club: Mario Alberto Real, Mario Fernando García and Yovani Aldrete. Their judgment is final. Should a situation arise that is not covered in the rulebook, Club President Mario Alberto Real will make the final decision.

There were 41 participants in the fourth edition; there are more expected to join in this year.

The endorsement of this type of activity forms part of the promotional efforts undertaken by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau within the national and international markets in order to position the destination as an important location for beach sports activities.

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