Costa Rica hosts another prestigious international billfish tournament

Next week will be huge! Almost 50 teams from at least 23 countries will be heading to Pez Vela Marina on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast to compete for the prestigious 2019 Costa Offshore World Championship.

The four full days of fishing – lines in at 7:30 AM, lines out at 3:30 PM – begin on April 29, and end on May 2. As well as marlin and sailfish releases, wahoo, tuna and dorado over a certain size will be included in the point tally.

Last year, teams from Brazil swept the top four spots. Will there be a repeat this year? Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

Costa Rica is a huge draw for anglers who want to catch sailfish and marlin. Costa Rica, especially its Central Pacific coast, is often referred to as the world’s number one billfishery. But there are other prized gamefish that you can target and catch in Costa Rica. Click here to see some of the most popular species, and when and where you can best catch them.

As well as the huge range of gamefish off Costa Rica’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Costa Rica boasts an even larger range of world-class charter sportfishing captains and guides.

Fish with the best. Catch the gamefish you are after. Call FishCostaRica today at 1-800-407-9438 from the USA and Canada, +506 2282-7215 from everywhere else. Or email us. We’ve been hooking anglers up with top captains and arranging complete fishing vacations at all the important fishing destinations here for 30 years.

Speaking of billfish, it can’t get much better than this: anglers on the 31ft Go Fish out of Los Sueños Marina with Captain Randall Garcia released 21 sailfish on more than 30 bites. And in the photo below, anglers on the Sea Fly, also at Los Sueños, celebrate an exiting sailfish double.

Anglers on the Sea Fly out of Los Sueños Marina get this sailfish double

To end, the season for multiday overnighers to the FADs and sea mounts for billfish, especially marlin, is coming up. This summer is your chance to get the marlin you’ve always wanted. Fish with IGFA award-winning captain Bobby McGuinness on two- and three-day fishing adventures. Contact us, call us, or email us now for more information.

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