Sports fishing contest in Papagayo June 6 to 9

Serious sports fishing fans will be at the Presidential Papagayo Cup June 6 to 9, sponsored by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo.

The cup contest is one of the Presidential Challenge series dedicated to the conservation and protection of billfish and inshore gamefish.

The tournament format provides for cash prizes based on the number of participating teams, plus an optional jackpot to further increase the amount that can be won by the top three, said Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Proceeds from such events will benefit The Billfish Foundation Central America Billfish Management Project, the Adopt-A-Billfish Satellite Tagging Program and the Take Marlin Off The Menu program of the International Game Fish Association.

The Papagayo Cup event is being hosted by Marina Papagayo. The location is in northwest Costa Rica, which organizers say is in the heart of the country’s summer marlin and sailfish ground

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