We knew it was going to be good, we didn’t know it would be this good!
On Monday, we finished The 1st Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational held at Pacific Fins and we are still on Cloud 9. The purpose of the tournament was to raise awareness for the conservation efforts by The Sailfish Commission in Guatemala. In the last 2 years we have made huge strides protecting billfish in our region.
Anglers raised 501 sailfish, had 383 bites and released 179!
With the tournament being such a huge success we already have dates for 2017!
Arrive: April 28
Fish: 29, 30, May 1 (3 days fishing, 4 nights)
Depart: May 2
Anglers are starting to confirm for next year’s tournament already and we suggest looking into this soon. DEMAND WILL BE HIGH. Call us at 888-700-3467 or email us.
In addition to the celebrities and clients who joined us, the local media was present, our tourism board – INGUAT, the head of The United Nations in Guatemala attended, along with the Vice Minister of Fisheries and other Government officials!
The kind words from everyone were humbling:
“Some trips stick with you, this one will.” – Captain Wild Bill Wichrowski, Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to come down and support such a wonderful cause. I am honored to be able to work with you to make a difference in such a special place.” – Rob Kramer, President, IGFA
“Rocked the tournament to 1st place, great job by all involved, looking forward to the 2nd annual! – Doug Shenk, Client
“So great to be a part of this movement.” – Peter Miller, Host, NBC Sports “Bass2Billfish”
“Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!” – Capt Scott Walker, TV Show, “Into The Blue”
“I had a wonderful experience of food, fellowship and fishing!” – Dr. Chris Stearns, Client
“What an epic trip at Pacific Fins. It gets better and better each time.” – Ozzy Delgado, Guy Harvey Magazine
“A unique experience. To see the local fishery and also to understand the conservation efforts that are going on here. We expect to see a lot of sailfish here for years to come.” – Mat Jackson, Grundens, Sponsor
“This is my 3rd trip to Pacific Fins. This place has truly touched my heart.” – Terry French, Extreme Chef, Food Network
“The hospitality at Pacific Fins is wonderful.” Cory Lowe, Backbone Media
“The 1st Annual Billfish Invitational at Pacific Fins was fabulous. The best of everything, the host Niels, fishing, food and hands on service by the captains and staff. But the most important part of it all was that it benefits the Guatemalan Sailfish. We have already signed up for next year.” – Stacey & Johnny Mack Powers, Clients.”