Great day on Friday for Eric Marcinkowski and his group! They released a Grand Slam. 1 Blue marlin, 1 Black marlin and several sailfish! The marlin were 350 and 450. We have our Marlin Guarantee going Aug, Sept and October. Only one group has NOT hit the marlin numbers and we only missed it by 1 bite. They are coming back for a 50% discount and already booked in April. We will be doing it again NEXT Year. Great time for clients to get that marlin.
The Guatemala Sailfish Commission is partnering with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) to develop strategic plans and projects for the protection of billfish in our region and for the development of a Big-Game Fish Tourism Industry for Guatemala!
If you recall from previous newsletters, our Mission with the Sailfish Commission is:
Promote the socioeconomic development of the Pacific Coastal region of Guatemala by developing Big-Game-Fish Tourism, taking an adequate and sustainable advantage of the natural resource that is the Billfish.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
In October 2012, UNDP launched the Biodiversity Finance Initiative – BIOFIN, The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) develops and pilots a new approach and methodology for leveraging increased biodiversity investments.
Dr. Nelson Ehrhardt, who leads The Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at The University of Miami has been invited to lead the project.
Niels Erichsen from Pacific Fins Resort & Marina led meetings this past weekend between Dr. Ehrhardt and the Minister of Fisheries, Sebastian Marcucci. These meetings resulted in cooperation agreements between the experts to formulate an integrated plan for the sustainability of the billfish population with the support of an expanding Recreational Fishing Development Initiative!
We look very forward to keeping you up to date on this exciting news through future newsletters.
Won One, Lost One
We had 2 groups fishing last week to “kick-off” our Marlin Guarantee Promo, August – October 2015 (with several more groups scheduled to arrive). RESULTS below!
The Marlin Guarantee is a “gamble” by our Lodge where we assure in 3 days of fishing you will get at least 3 Marlin Bites in the months of August, Sept and Oct if you join us.
And if you don’t:
1 to 2 MARLIN BITES:
50% of the value of your trip will be put towards a future trip with us (and it is transferrable).
0 MARLIN BITES:
100% trip value! Your party comes back for a FREE 3 days fishing, 4 night trip at your choosing.
In addition to catching sailfish and dorado:
1. Nick Lowe and his fishing buddy Dan raised 4 marlin, had 3 bites and released 2 Blue marlin on their stay with us. Even-Steven on this one!
2. David Barnes, Glen Chaves, Richard Sultenfuss and Niel McTague also fished with us. They raised 3 marlin, had 2 bites and released 0. These clients are now coming back at 50% of their cost in March or April of 2016. David said, “Enjoyed the trip – Lodge, staff, captains, all top notch.”
We believe strongly that August, September and October ARE 3 of the best months in Guatemala forMARLIN. And we feel strongly enough to guarantee it!
Will you join us this year for the promo?
Honestly, what do you have to lose?