Thursday, May 13, 2010

IGFA World Offshore Championship Results

Today was the close of fishing for the IGFA World Offshore Championship where  a total of forty teams from 16 different countries battled it out to see who would take the title of best in the world. Fishing was slow for the anglers, as the marlin have not yet arrived "en masse" to the Cabo area, even though we have heard reports of fish further up the Pacific. A total of sixty marlin, thirty five wahoo and six tuna were caught. The unofficial result for the tournament puts Mexico in first place for the second year in a row.  The Mexican team had a total of seven marlin released over the four day event plus two wahoo givingt them a total of 2196 points.  A team from the Bahamas took second plkace with five marlin released giving them 1500 points and third place went to the USA with four marlin and 1200 points. It looks as if Hernando Gonzalez will be top angler again this year too. The Mexican team shown in the photo consisted of Oscar Daccarett, Rafael Garcias, Daniel Fisher, Jobe Villavicencio and Hernando Gonzalez. Just shows to go when fishing is tough the locals have an edge. Way to go guys, congratulations.

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