SAN BLAS, NAYARIT.- Fishing is an activity that gains followers every day, and it is practiced in many parts of the country and the world, but there is a place that for the past two years specially, has become a precise destination for this activity: The Riviera Nayarit.
Nor the tropical depression or the bad weather could stop everyone from enj oying The International Fishing Tournament at the port of San Bias, perfor- med from the 18th through the 20th of June, an event that began since 1960 in order to promote sports fis- hing and tourism in this historic place.
Also during June of 2010, the Tournament of San Bias will have a triple celebration: its golden weddings, the bicentennial celebrations as well as the Mexican revolution centennial.
The Riviera Nayarit coasts offer a wide variety of “sports” species such as the Blue Marlin, Black and Stripped, sailfish, Wahoo, Golden and without a doubt the one that has placed the destination in the world map: the Yellow Fin Tuna. This last spe- cies has caused a stirred because of the incredible size it reached in the Riviera Nayarit, to the point of breaking a worldwide species record.
The Elenita boat, led by Christian Garcia, took the first and second place in the Golden fish cate- gory. With a specimen that weigh 22 kilos and 700 grams, while the second weight 20.400 kilograms, approximately. The third place was for the Martuni vessel, a group led by Khit, which got a 19.900 kilograms prey.
In the Marlin Fish category, the first place went to the Milonga craft III, in charge of Carlos Menchaca, with a model that weigh 122.600 kilo- grams; the second place was taken by the Dhamar boat, with Daniel Gómez up front, for its 110.600 specimen, while the third place went to Century directed by Miguel Becerra, with a 107.200 kilograms prey.
In the Sailfish category, the winner of the first place with the Riviera Nayarit prize went to Carlos Menchaca, with the Milonga III vessel, who claimed an 40.500 kilograms model; the second place (Fishing Club Award) was for Roberto Palma, with the Nita ship, for its 40.500 kilograms model, and the third place (Corona award) for Daniel Gómez, from the Dhamar boat with a fish of 39.200 kilograms.
Text: Fabiola Galván Campos ± Photo: Cortesía Riviera Nayarit y USF