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Vista Mar Fishing Tournament. On Friday, 8 and Saturday, July 9, the prestigious fishing competition “International Fishing Tournament Vista Mar Marina 2016 – Pelagic Edition will be held at the Marina of the Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort in San Carlos, Panama Oeste, with more than $40,000 in prizes for different categories.
Hundreds of national and international fishermen and boats will gather in this, the first tournament held in the new marina of the Vista Mar Hotel, where weighing and awards, as well as the closing party will take place.
This tournament will have four different categories, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo and Peak Fish, this last one being an innovative category that encourages the conservation of species. This category consists of the capture of specimens of Marlin and Sailfish, but returning them alive back to the sea after capture.
To score in this category, the participants and their crew will have to shoot a series of four videos showing the capture process of each specimen, documenting from the start of the fishing, to the arrival of the fish on board the boat, until its release back to sea. This will also serve to verify that anglers are carrying out the conservation initiative.
The tournament will start on Friday, July 8, between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., while the first weigh-in will take place the same day from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The second weighing of the tournament will take place on Saturday, July 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Subsequently the closing party will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and the awards ceremony will take place at the Clubhouse of the Vista Mar Golf & Beach Resort from 7:15 p.m. For more information about the tournament visit www.VistaMarFishingTournament.com