The story begins seven years ago when a group of fishermen and traders from Los Muertos Beach and Pier in Old Town Vallarta decided to determine who was the best fisherman. The entry fee at that time was 50 pesos per boat and 20 boats competed.
The tournament continued with much success and last year's 6th Edition 2013 had the participation of 80 boats.
Everyone is invited to the 7th Edition of the Los Muertos Fishing Tournament on November 7 & 8, 2014. This is also commonly referred to as the "Poor Man's Fishing Tournament."
Registration will take place on Friday, November 7, 5:00 pm at the San Marino Hotel by the Pier. They will also be selling souvenirs of the tournament and bracelets for food and drink at the after-party.
All participants must follow the existing laws of fishing and have a valid fishing license.
The cost of registration for the tournament is 2,000 pesos per boat and there is no limit of members. Remember that at the time of registration, the team will assign a representative who will submit their catch and collect any prizes at the podium.
In this tournament, Dorado (Mahi Mahi) is normally the most abundant species in the bay but prizes will also be awarded for Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and Open Water (other species).
Of the total registration receipts, 15% will go directly for overhead to cover tournament expenses.
Of the remaining 85%, 50% will be to rewarded for Dorado and 15% will be awarded to winners of the Sailfish and Marlin categories. The other 20% will be divided evenly between Tuna and Open Water categories.
Anglers will depart on Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 am.
In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided in accordance with the length of the fish.
If you don't want to join with the anglers, you are still invited to the traditional beach party on November 8 around Los Muertos Pier where they will be cooking up the catches right off the boats for the public. Talk about fresh!!
For more information, visit Los Muertos Club de Pesca.
Translated and edited by Team Angels
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