Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo Presented by Marina Flamingo

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SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 7-9, 2020

Click here for Flamingo's 2020 ENTRY form

Fishing, Family and Fun in Flamingo
Margaritaville Beach Hotel is our Official Hotel for the Tournament

www.margaritavillebeachresortcostarica.com

FLAMINGO FISHING RODEO:

We hope that you all are surviving the current health and economic disaster in good health and spirits. During these difficult times it is hard to think beyond the next day much less the next few months. We want you to know that with all optimism we continue to work on planning of the 2020 Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo. Most of our sponsors have renewed their support for this year and we hope that those that haven't as yet will do so soon. We are hoping that by August restrictions will be lifted and people will be ready to fish. The Flamingo area is in dire need of our support this year. Our committee is making every effort to have plans in place to move forward with this event August 9-11th.

EXPANDED PRIZE LIST!

•OFFSHORE DIVISION: Entry fee $600.00 per team. Eligible species for prizes: all billfish, dorado, tuna, wahoo
•INSHORE DIVISION: Entry fee $100.00 per team of 4. $150.00 for team of 6 anglers. Eligible species for prizes: dorado, tuna, wahoo, snapper, roosterfish.
•JUNIORS: Juniors in the Funfish Division may enter a billfish which will count toward junior angler prizes only.
•RELEASE VERIFICATION will be done with cell phone video. The video MUST be without interruption showing the angler hooked up and fighting the fish, the release and the
fish swimming away.

Flamingo, Costa Rica, is one of sportfishing’s most legendary destinations, an idyllic laid back beach community located in the Central American nation’s northern Pacific coast. A short run to the fishing grounds brings excellent opportunities at all three species of marlin (blue, black and striped) as well as sailfish, tuna, wahoo and mahi-mahi, called dorado locally. Back inshore there are roosterfish, jacks, grouper and snapper.

Based on this excellent fishing as well as a desire to get back to the basics with a fun tournament, the Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation has recently announced the Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo. The event will be held in Flamingo Beach and is scheduled for August 10-12, 2018.

The tournament’s mission statement is to publicize Flamingo as the fishing destination that it used to be by helping charter captains book clients to fish this event. The tournament will also benefit not only marine conservation in Costa Rica but also a local charity called Abriendo Mentes, which is a nonprofit organization to help provide assistance to people in that part of Costa Rica to have access to enhanced education and employment opportunities.

Charter Boats are Encouraged! Private Boats are also Welcome to Participate

Email tournament coordinator Joan Vernon for more information and available charter boats, joan@preschallenge.com.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 
Early Registration August 9, 2019 3-5pm - Marie's Restaurant
Final Registration and Welcome Cocktail Party August 9, 2019 - 6-8PM. Rules Meeting at 7PM- Hosted by Marie's Restaurant. Complimentary snacks, cash bar, live music and dancing.
Fishing August 10-11, 2019- Weigh Station at boat ramp area.
Complimentary refreshments, music, fun! Tents provided by Texas Tico
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - Scooter's is hosting an after fishing party at their restaurant for all tournament participants. Cash bar, music, mini silent auction.
Awards Party & Conservation Auction August 11, 2019 - Hosted by Margaritaville Beach Hotel, '5'o clock Somewhere' 7pm- 10pm
AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE BILLFISH FOUNDATION & ABRIENDO MENTES WILL BE HELD AT THE AWARDS PARTY.

If paying by check, click here and fill out entry form
otherwise, use you credit card below:

Flamingo Division - select one

SPECIES:

Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Cubera Snapper,-Minimum weight 20 pounds.
Sailfish, marlin, roosterfish – release only.
LINE: Maximum 30 pound test
PRIZES: Trophies and merchandise will be awarded for:
-Top Three Offshore Boats
-Top Three Inshore Boats
-Overall High Point Boat
- Heaviest Fish of Each Species
- Most Releases of ‘release’ species
- Top Male Angler
- Top Female Angler
- Top Three Junior Girls and Boys

ACCOMODATIONS

Special Rates available for hotel room at the newly remodeled Margaritaville Hotel. This hotel faces the magnificent Flamingo Beach, has a large pool with swim up bar and many other amenities for families.Contact info@preschallenge.com for reservations.
https://www.margaritavillebeachresortcostarica.com/

CONDO RENTALS AVAILABLE AT 360 SPLENDOR del PACIFICO.
Have the privacy of your own condo. Golf cart rentals available.
For special rates and reservations contact:
info@360flamingo.com
https://360flamingo.com/

CREW ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THE MARINER INN:
For reservations contact:
Max Arata max.arata@gmail.com

For information about
Marina Flamingo Development
contact: max.arata@gmail.com

Sponsors of the Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo

Tournament Host:

Marina Flamingo

Hotel Margaritaville Flamingo Beach

Marie’s Restaurant, Playa Flamingo

RAFFLES & AUCTION TO BENEFIT

COSTA RICA CONSERVATION and Abriendo Mentes

Artwork, jewelry, Costas, Household fun stuff, Clothing

Photos by www.boyceimage.com