67th Puerto Vallarta International Fishing Tournament

Jorge Chávez
Oct. 12, 2023

In the heart of Banderas Bay, where the azure waters of the Mexican Pacific meet the vibrant spirit of Puerto Vallarta, anglers from around the world will unite for the 67th Puerto Vallarta International Sport Fishing Tournament. This prestigious event, formerly known as the Puerto Vallarta Torneo Internacional de Pez Vela y Marlin, will return from November 8th to 11th, 2023, promising three days of exhilarating competition.

This year’s tournament marks a significant shift as the organizers have decided to exclude the sailfish category. This decision is a part of the ongoing commitment to marine conservation and the efforts to support the recovery of this magnificent species. This way, participants will now exclusively focus on marlin and tuna, fostering a more responsible and sustainable angling environment.

Last year, the event drew 47 dedicated teams, and this year, it is anticipated that over 50 teams (comprising more than 200 avid fishermen) will compete. Registration is currently open for teams of up to four fishermen per boat.

Participants will embark on three thrilling days of competitive fishing, striving to reel in the most substantial marlin, tuna, and dorado (mahi mahi) that comply with tournament regulations. The allure of this year’s competition extends beyond the thrill of the chase, as the total prize pool approaches a staggering one and a half million pesos. Winners can look forward to cash prizes, boats, high-quality fishing rods, and equipment.

The grand culmination of this memorable event will be the Awards Ceremony, taking place at 7:00pm on November 11th, next to the Marina del Rey condominiums along the Marina Vallarta boardwalk.

For more information, visit the 67th Puerto Vallarta International Fishing Tournament social networks and/or website.


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