The Presidential Challenge returns
PANAMA. One of the meanings of Panama is abundance of fish and to honor it The Presidential Challenge of Central America Conservation S...
PANAMA. One of the meanings of Panama is abundance of fish and to honor it The Presidential Challenge of Central America Conservation Series will hold its thirteenth sportfishing tournament at the San Jose Island on July 3,4,5 at the Hacienda del Mar Resort.
The island is uninhabited except for the resort so arrival must be arranged by a 30-minute charter plane or Air Panama flight from Panama City's Albrook airport. t
This tournament is a series of conservation oriented events designed to promote sport fishing and raise awareness of the socio-economic impact of the sport.
Local anglers are invited to join to experience the incredible fishing in Panamanian waters off the shores of San Jose. where many world records have been recorded.
The venues chosen are areas where inshore and offshore game fish are threatened by commercial ventures.
San Jose Island, part of the Las Perlas archipelago, once famed for the abundance of pearls
They also abound in tropical game fish, and are considered-among the best fishing grounds in the world.
Many black marlin world records have been conquered in these waters.
Sailfish, amberjack, bonito, wahoo, dolphin, corbin, red snapper, tuna and mackerel, as well as marine turtle, shrimp giant oysters, clams and mussels make this a paradise for fishermen and divers.
Inscriptions for the tournament are $2,000 per team and each team must be composed by 3 anglers.
The equipments allowed in the competition are: Conventional trolling tackle,
The effective use of fishing techniques often depends on knowledge about the fish and their behavior including migration, foraging and habitat.
The Presidential Challenge tournament will benefit The Billfish Foundation and its conservation work in Central America.
All proceeds after expenses will be contributed to TBF to help further the research and conservation initiatives in the region.