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Anglers Hope To Break Records in Riviera Nayarit
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August 06, 2010



The IV International Marlin and Tuna Tournament in Riviera Nayarit is offering almost $1.5 million pesos in prizes. The struggle to break the current weight record set at 332.3 kilos for the marlin category and 176 kilos for the tuna category will begin on August 12th.

When the IV International Marlin and Tuna Tournament of Riviera Nayarit begins on August 12, it will offer almost $1.5 million pesos in prizes. The event will take place at Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, with approximately 60 participating vessels.

On July 31, Riviera Nayarit Fishing Club's manager Raul Serna Navarro and president Andres Famania Ortega presented the tournament to the media at a press conference. Marc Murphy, head of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Riviera Nayarit, and Jonathan de Leon, in representation of the hosting marina attended the event.

This is the fourth time this tournament takes place in Riviera Nayarit, and the organizers are expecting competitors to break all 2007 weight records, which were 332.3 kilos in the marlin category and 176 kilos in the tuna category. To encourage participants, additional prizes have been put forward: a 2010 Nissan Tsuru for the first record-breaking marlin, and a 2010 Nissan Tiida for the first record-breaking tuna.

This year, four different categories were defined by the Banderas Bay Sport Fishing Club: the two that give this competition its name and that offer the most important prizes (tuna and marlin), and additionally dolphin-fish (mahi mahi, locally called dorado) and sailfish categories in a catch and release form, with special prizes.

Competitors can register in teams of up to four members per boat. Only non-electronic rod and reel, 130-pound lines and simple bait will be allowed.

In the sailfish category, each participating team will have to photograph each one of their catches including a timestamp. The winning team will be the one that catches the largest number of fish. In the remaining categories, the winner will be defined by the weight of the catch.

A Major Promotional Undertaking

The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Riviera Nayarit has begun implementing a major campaign to promote the IV International Marlin and Tuna Tournament of Riviera Nayarit. The campaign includes renowned specialized media in the world of fishing, like the TV program "Con Caρa y Carrete" (With Rod and Reel), as well as magazines that specialize in high-end tourism.

The tournament will be an important stage to present the destination's competitive advantages amongst the international press that will cover the event. Riviera Nayarit is considered by experts as one of the best destinations in the world to do sportfishing, as species such as the wahoo, sailfish, dolphin-fish, tuna, three different species of marlin, roosterfish and snapper can be found year round.

Furthermore, Riviera Nayarit offers world-class marinas, people who know how to work with fiberglass and specialized technical personnel to fix all the gadgets found on a ship, as well as delectable restaurants, luxurious hotels and the complete infrastructure required by this sport.

IV International Marlin and Tuna Tournament Prizes:

MARLIN

First Place
Riviera Nayarit Prize
• 2010 Toyota Corolla
• One round-trip ticket to any national destination served by Mexicana Airlines
• $7,000 peso certificate*
• Bronze marlin sculpture
• Diploma

Second Place
Corona Prize
• 2010 Nissan Tiida
• $7,000 peso certificate*

Third Place
Mercury Marine Prize
• Four-stroke Mercury 60 HP EFI Bigfoot motor
• $7,000 peso certificate*

TUNA

First Place
Brunswick Prize
• 2010 Nissan Tsuru
• One round-trip ticket to any national destination served by Mexicana Airlines
• $7,000 peso certificate*
• Bronze tuna sculpture
• Diploma

Second Place
Zaragoza Marine Prize
• Four-stroke Mercury 60 HP EFI Bigfoot motor
• $7,000 peso certificate*

Third Place
Opequimar Prize
• $30,000 pesos
• $7,000 peso certificate*

SAILFISH

First Place
Marina Riviera Nayarit at La Cruz Prize
• Professional tournament-grade fishing gear
• Four round-trip tickets to any national destination served by Mexicana Airlines
• $7,000 peso certificate*
• Four bronze sailfish sculptures
• Diploma

Second Place
Toyota Prize
• Professional tournament-grade fishing gear
• $7,000 peso certificate*

Third Place
Performance Boats Prize
• One gold medal
• $7,000 peso certificate*

DOLPHIN FISH (MAHI MAHI/DORADO)

First Place
Mexicana Airlines Prize
• $50,000 pesos
• One round-trip ticket to any national destination served by Mexicana Airlines
• $7,000 peso certificate*
• Bronze sail-fish sculpture
• Diploma

Second Place
Pepsi & Santorini Prize
• $20,000 pesos
• $7,000 peso certificate*

Third Place
• 10,000 pesos
• $7,000 peso certificate*

* $7,000 peso gift certificates are valid only for registration to take part in the 5th International Marlin & Tuna Tournament in Riviera Nayarit 2011.

Sign up today to break records and enjoy a fun-filled tournament with lots of great prizes. Click HERE for tournament info and entry form.


About Riviera Nayarit: Mexico’s newest destination, Riviera Nayarit, stretches along 192 miles of pristine Pacific coast framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. The region extends along the entire coast of the Pacific state of Nayarit including the resorts of Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, miles of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay. Riviera Nayarit offers countless activities, all pleasantly affordable, such as: PGA golf courses, luxury spas, whale watching, turtle release, zip lining, surfing, record deep sea fishing, bird watching, international cuisine, and shopping for local artwork and traditional Huichol handicrafts. The region attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including chic luxury resorts, eco-tourism boutique hotels and quaint B&B inns. Visit the website at RivieraNayarit.com




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