If you need a thrilling reason to travel to the beautiful waters of Costa Rica, check out the two renowned and unforgettable fishing tournaments held at the beginning of the New Year— the competitive events of the season you don’t want to miss.
First on the List: Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series
Costa Rica is world famous for its sport fishing with its amazing Billfish and Marlin catch. Just down the road from Del Pacifico and the new Del Pacifico Club, is Latin America’s most modern and largest Marina south of Cabo San Lucas – Los Sueños Marina. And right around the corner is its biggest event – Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series.
As one of the world’s largest and most famous sport fishing tournaments, it’s time to start planning for the 10th annual event held January 16 – 19 for Leg I and March 13 – 16 for Leg II. For many years, people from various regions have come together to catch and release billfish, and this year it’s your turn to join in the competition held at the ultimate full service luxury Los Sueños Marina in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica.
All boats are eligible for trophies and cash prizes, to be awarded to the top three boats per tournament based on overall billfish release points. Prize money will be distributed 50% to first place, 30% to second place and 20% to third place. There is also a $50,000 grand prize for the Series Champion. The cash prize purse will vary in accordance with the number of entries received. Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series is sanctioned by the World Billfish Series (WBS) and the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). Anglers competing in the Los Sueños tournaments are automatically enrolled in the WBS and compete for points in the Pacific Rim Division. Both tournaments are exclusively catch and release.
Year after year, Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series is a thrilling event with friendly competition where you will make memories that last a lifetime. For more information or to register, please visit www.WorldBillfishSeries.com or www.igfa.org
Next on the List: Quepos Billfish Cup
After you’ve warmed up with Los Sueños Signature Billfish Leg 1 Series, you’ll definitely want to take a trip to Marina Pez Vela’s second annual Quepos Billfish Cup tournament of the 2013 Costa Rica Big Game Series. Located on Costa Rica’s beautiful Central Pacific Coast, this world-class Marina invites you to bring your competitive spirit and tools of trade to compete for top honors during the event on February 6 – 9.
This thrilling Offshore World Championship qualifying event is the first of the newly formed Billfish Tournament Series of Central America and people from all over will join in the competition for an unforgettable experience. The event allows teams, individuals and crews to compete for cash awards, trophies and Calcutta purses, all while benefitting the Protect The Children of Quepos charity organization.
Private sport fishing boats as well as national charter vessels will compete for top honors based on the number of Sail Fish, Blue, Black and Striped Marlin released. Following a video observer format with release points awarded to teams, quantity of fish released to individual anglers, and number of tags placed by crews, the Quepos Billfish Cup aims to offer an exciting competitive occasion for everyone involved.
So, whether you’re participating for enjoyment, sport, conservation efforts, charity or personal honor, the Quepos Billfish Cup will be an unforgettable experience where you can embrace Costa Rica’s lush tropical beauty and warm hospitality at one of the world’s top fishing destinations. For more information or to register, please visit www.QueposBillfishCup.com