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5th Jarretaderas Surf Fishing Tournament on May 15

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May 12, 2016

There are over 8 thousand pesos in prizes in kind for the first three places in the Jarretaderas Surf Fishing Tournament's Freestyle Category; there will also be great gifts and plenty of fun for the kids.

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico - The 2016 Jarretaderas Fishing Tournament will take place on Sunday, May 15th. Now in its 5th year, the event was designed not only to search for the largest catch, but also to bring families together and promote surf fishing in the greater Banderas Bay area.

The tournament's inauguration is anticipated to start around 7:30 am at the mouth of the Ameca River, and fishing will be from the area known as "El Tunel" (The Tunnel) all the way to the beach right in front of the Isla de los Pájaros.

This year organizers expect approximately 100 children and 150 participating adults. The species approved for the competition are red snapper, sea bass and horse mackerel. Only those weighing more than 1 kg will count, the others will be thrown back in favor of conservation.

The Children's Category is free in this shore fishing with bait tournament; it includes kids from five through 11 years of age and the only prerequisite is that an adult accompany them. The Freestyle Category is open to those 12 years of age and up, with a registration cost of $80 pesos for pre-sale tickets or $100 pesos on the day of the event.

The first three places in the Freestyle Category will take home in-kind prizes with a value of more than $8,000 pesos; and gifts will be given to the winning children according to the donations provided by the sponsors. It's important to point out that each participant must provide his or her own fishing equipment; however, the children who don't have rods and reels will be provided with a plastic jug, fishing line, a lead weight and bait.

The event will include soccer and beach volleyball tournaments, as well as food and beverage stands and accessory vendors. The participation of people from other regions including Tepic and Colima, among others, has been confirmed.

"We're very grateful for our sponsors - and this year we have more of them - and especially for the Riviera Nayarit CVB, which for the second year is backing us, as well as the Banderas Bay city council for all the facilities. We want to promote and emphasize the fact that this area is also great for sporting, tourism and family events," said organizer José Roberto Quezada.

Tickets are on sale at Ferretería Express, Vallarta Fishing Center and Computec. For more information please call 322-120-0880.

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