Four sports fishing events announced for the Pacific coast next year

Sports fishing enthusiasts will have the chance to participate in four events next year.

The Los Sueños Triple Crown will once again take place in three editions. The first is Jan. 20 to 23 at the central Pacific location. Others start Feb. 24 and March 30, according to HRG Vacations & Rentals at Los Sueños.

The firm said that in the last two annual tournaments an average of 5,400 fish were released in just nine days each year. There was an average of  39 boats and up to 55 fish per boat, the firm added.

The Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation announced a tournament based at Flamingo July 30 and 31.

“We’re going back to the basics with this tournament,” says foundation founder Joan Vernon in a release. “It’s time we

put the fun and family back into sport fishing, as well as a more focused appeal to the charter boat angler.”

She said the tournament’s mission statement is to publicize Flamingo as the fishing destination that it used to be by helping charter captains book clients to fish this event. It will also create an increased awareness of Flamingo and the northern Pacific region of Costa Rica as a world class fishing destination, she added.

“It’s been very exciting to work with the charter captains as well as the business owners in Flamingo, many of whom have been friends of mine for many many years,” Ms. Vernon says.

This event will offer a minimal entry fee of $600 for a team of up to six anglers, and will have minimal rules, she said.

The proceeds will benefit marine conservation in Costa Rica and the local charity, Abriendo Mentes.  She said sponsorships are being sought.

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