One of the most exciting fishing tournaments is set to begin in Placencia, Belize on September 9 &10, 2017. The two-day Marelco Yamaha Fishing Tournament is a chance for anglers to compete in a number of different categories:
- Kingfish – 3 points per pound and a minimum of eight fish caught
- Barracuda – 1 point/lb and a minimum of 12
- Jack – 1 point/lb and a minimum of fishExtra points will be given on the following basis:
- Wahoo – 5 points/lb with a minimum of 15
- Dorado – 5 points/lb with a minimum of 7
- Tuna – 3 points/lb with a minimum of 5
All fish caught during the tournament must be weighed during the same day in order to qualify. All competing boats must leave the dock at the same time every day and return by the finish time on each day of the tournament. Only lures are allowed and no loose (bare) hooks, cast nets, or live bait is permitted. Registration for the competition closes Friday evening, September 9, 2016.
Although it is not necessary, all competitors are strongly encouraged to obtain a Sport Fishing License from the Placencia Tourism Center in Placencia Village or from the Coastal Zone Management Authority Institute on Princess Margaret Drive in Belize City.
For more information about the tournament, click here.
With luxuriously-appointed villas just a short walk from Placencia Village, Chabil Mar is a great place to stay for competitors and those attending the Marelco Yamaha Fishing Tournament.
Chabil Mar is a multiple award-winning resort with its own private beach on the Placencia Peninsula. From a Maya term meaning “beautiful sea”, Chabil Mar is a boutique luxury resort that features its own lush tropical garden, a gourmet restaurant and bar on site, and a full-service spa. All guests of the resort have full use of the facilities, including a private seafront pier ideal for dining or relaxing, free high-speed wireless internet, and the complimentary use of bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards.