12th International Tuna and Marlin Fishing Tournament in Banderas Bay will take place at the Vallarta Yacht Club in the Paradise Village Marina from July 26 through 28.
This year, the Sportfishing Club has defined four different categories: Tuna, Marlin, Dorado and Sailfish. There is also an award for best crew.
The competition will begin on Friday, July 27, at 7:00 am at the Paradise Village Marina. The second day of fishing will start at 12:01 am on Saturday, July 28.
In keeping with their standards of excellence, the Bahía de Banderas Fishing Club requires all fishermen to comply with their minimum weight standards for catches and encourages them to practice eco-friendly fishing. They strive to protect the species so are only qualifying marlin weighing over 100 kg, sailfish over 25 kg, tuna over 30 kg and mahi-mahi over 10 kg.
Each day’s catches will be received at the Paradise Village Marina pier from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Winners will be defined by the weight of the catch in each category. In case of a tie, judging will be based on the fish’s size first, its length, and then its lineation. If the tie persists, the fish that was registered first will win. The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Paradise Village Marina Amphitheater on July 28th at 6:30 pm.
All tournament catches will be retained by the fishing club, who will donate the fish to a local non-profit organization for consumption. If a fisherman wants to mount their catch, the specimen’s skin will be provided to them.
Fishing teams with up to four members per boat can register online or in person at the Vallarta Yacht Club on Thursday, July 26, from 5-9 pm. The team registration fee is $10,000 pesos/boat.
All the information can be found at fishingnayarit.com/prizes-tournament-fishing-nayarit-mexico.html