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62nd Puerto Vallarta Billfish Tournament, Nov. 15-18

November 2, 2017

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - One of the most prestigious national and international sportfishing tournaments on the West Coast, the Torneo Internacional Puerto Vallarta de Pez Vela y Marlin, will celebrate its 62nd edition from November 15 through 18, 2017.

Sponsored by the Club de Pesca Puerto Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta Fishing Club), whose objective is to promote sport fishing, sportsmanship and the organization of tournaments, while creating a sense of preservation for the abundant species that reside in the warm blue waters of Banderas Bay and the Mexican Pacific, the International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament offers anglers 3 exciting days of competitive fishing in some of Mexico's finest waters.

Due to the success of previous tournaments, and thanks to the support of city authorities, local sponsors, the media, Fishing Club members and the community in general, the 62nd edition of the Puerto Vallarta International Fishing Tournament promises to be a spectacular event.

An opening ceremony at the Rosita Hotel will kick-off the three-day tournament at 7:00 am on November 16. Fishing teams can 'head out to sea' anytime after midnight on the following two days of fishing.

Anglers will compete daily to win prizes for catching the largest [that comply with local regulations] sailfish, marlin, dorado and tuna in the waters of Banderas Bay. Featured prizes range from brand new cars to rods and reels, hotel stays and a large cash prize.

Receptions and weigh-ins will be held between 1:00 and 6:00 pm each afternoon on the Marina Vallarta Malecón, next to the Marina del Rey condominiums.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm on November 18 at the Rosita Hotel. The four categories for winners are Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and Dorado (Mahi Mahi). There will also be Catch & Release, Best Crew, and largest Marlin of the Day awards.

If you are serious about sport fishing, you won't want to miss the 62nd Annual Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament!

Registration fees are $36,000 pesos per boat with a team of up to 4 fishermen. Visit for more information and tournament registration.