The 61st edition of Puerto Vallarta's Billfish Tournament will be held November 16-19, 2016 and will again return to its original roots at the Rosita Hotel in Downtown Vallarta.
Registration will be held from 5:00 until 10:00 pm on Wednesday, November 16 at the Rosita Hotel.
The opening ceremony at the Rosita will begin the three-day tournament at 7:00 on November 17. The anglers can take off anytime after midnight on the following two days of fishing.
Receptions and weigh-ins will be held each afternoon on the Marina Vallarta Boardwalk, next to the Marina del Rey condominiums between 1:00 and 6:00 pm. The Awards Ceremony will follow at the same venue at 7:00 pm on November 19.
The four categories for winners are Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and Dorado (Mahi Mahi).
First Place winner in the Sailfish category will take home a 2017 Chevrolet Aveo. Second place wins a 2017 Chevrolet Spark and Third place wins a 4 person/3 night lodging at Vallarta Gardens Beach Club & Spa. Also in the Sailfish category, the first angler that beats the current Sailfish tournament record of 70.600 Kgs (155.64 lbs) will be awarded a 2017 Chevrolet Spark.
In the Marlin category, First Place is awarded a 2017 Chevrolet Aveo. Second Place wins a 2017 Chevrolet Spark and Third Place will be awarded a 4 person/3 night lodging at Vallarta Gardens Beach Club & Spa. The first angler to beat the tournament Marlin record of 322.300 Kgs (710.54 lbs) will will a 2017 Chevrolet Spark.
The winner in the Tuna category wins a 2017 Chevrolet Aveo. Second Place wins Shamano Fishing Equipment and Black Bart Lures Kit and Third Place wins a Black Bart Lures Kit and a 4 Pack of Costa del Mar Sunglasses. The first angler breaking the Tuna tournament record of 176 Kgs (388.01 lbs) will be awarded a 2017 Chevrolet Spark.
Finally, the Dorado (Mahi Mahi) First Place winner will be awarded a 2017 Chevrolet Spark. Second Place will win a 4 person/3 night lodging at Vallarta Gardens Beach Club & Spa. Third Place takes home a Black Bart Lures Kit and a 4 Pack of Costa del Mar Sunglasses.
There will also be Catch & Release, Best Crew, and largest Marlin of the Day awards.
"It is a great pleasure for our fishing club to share with you the edition of our 61th tournament. We appreciate your participation in our previous tournaments over the years where, thanks to the support of our sponsors and authorities, we have been able to give continuity to our tournament. During these six decades the club has made efforts to promote our beautiful port, its people, the natural wealth and friendship among fishermen," David Zaragoza, President of the Puerto Vallarta Sportfishing Club.
For more information and registration, visit Fish Vallarta.
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