Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico - Everything is set for the 7th Annual Jarretaderas Surf Fishing with Lure Tournament, which will take place on May 20, 2018. It has already become a tradition in the area and welcomes the community for good family fun.
The tournament is held every year at the mouth of the Ameca River near Nuevo Vallarta and seeks to attract locals and tourists in the Riviera Nayarit who are interested in sport fishing.
The species on the catch list are bass, Pacific crevalle jack (toro), snapper, and grouper. The minimum size for acceptance is 1 kilogram and, in keeping with conservation standards, all catches will be released.
The top three best catches usually receive the awards during this tournament, though this year there will also be prizes for fourth and fifth place that consist of a fishing trip for two valued at $380 USD each.
The organizer added that while the traditional tournament is going on there will also be a kids' tournament that will be held in a special area; the only condition for participation is that minors be accompanied by an adult, whether it's a parent or guardian. There will be sponsor prizes for the children who record the top catches.
As far as safety is concerned, the organizers announced the area will be patrolled by the Municipality's Civil Protection lifeguards with an ambulance and logistical support on hand for the duration of the event.
The event is intended to be a family-friendly celebration, which is why there will be refreshing beverages and food for sale, but no alcohol.
• Registration is open through May 19, 2018. The cost is $150 pesos for adults until right before the tournament. Those who register the day of the tournament will pay $200 pesos. The children can compete for free.
• The competition begins at 7:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.
• 1st place wins $15,000 pesos; 2nd place takes home $10,000 pesos; and 3rd place $5,000 pesos.
Tickets are on sale at Vallarta Fishing Center, Tienda Pesca y Pesca, Computec Bahía, Mariscos El Vaquetón, Vidriería Charly Brocas and the Bros Fishing Club in Tepic.
For more information please contact organizer José Roberto Quezada Palomera at 322-120-0880.Original article