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March 22, 2006

Million Dollar Billfish Tag Challenge

The Committee is proud to announce that there will be a "Million Dollar Billfish Tag Challenge"

PLAYA GRANDE RESORT, CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Committee is proud to announce that there will be a "Million Dollar Billfish Tag Challenge" as part of long awaited debut of the World Championship Billfish Release Tournament. Never before has any fishing tournament in Mexico offered a Million Dollar prize for the recapture of a tagged Billfish.

The billfish will be tagged prior to the start of the tournament with two special tags, photographs, tag numbers, all which will be documented and supplied to all participants at the Captain's meeting Sunday 14th May, 2006 at the Playa Grande Hotel.

All teams and anglers entered in the WCBRT will be eligible to participate in The Million Dollar Billfish Tag Challenge. The tagged billfish must be caught during tournament days and hours:  Monday 15th May, Tuesday 16th May and Wednesday 17th May 2006, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. In order to claim the $1 Million Dollar prize, the captured and tagged marlin must be photographed before the tags are removed (using the tournament supplied release cameras). The Tournament officials will provide the team with a special confirmation / acknowledgement code and procedure before the team can remove the tags. Upon confirmation with tournament control, you will be advised further instructions on how to recover the tags and return them to claim the $1 Million Dollar prize.

About the WCBRT

Requires mandatory use of circle hooks on live and dead baits, and a single J-hook or Circle hook on a lure. The WCBRT offers a new class of billfishing tournaments in support of Conservation. An all release format backed and supported by The Billfish Foundation Organization. ( and the FCP. The inaugural event has already attracted anglers from worldwide ports of distinction. The 2006 WCBRT is a qualifying event for the Rolex / IGFA Off-Shore Championship and will include a Junior World Championship Division. The mission of the WCBRT is to promote competition, sportsmanship and the advancement of billfish conservation in a manner that will insure healthy billfish populations and exciting fishing experiences today and for future generations.
The team entry fee of $4,000 is for up to 6 anglers (per team) covers three days of competitive fishing, attendance to a gala welcome reception / an awards dinner banquet, as well as, several optional sponsored events, including a Casino Night fundraiser and a golf outing.

Special air, car and hotel packages will be offered for registered tournament teams through our toll free number 1-800-398-6863.

Early team registration by April 1st will receive custom monogram team shirts and become eligible for an early-bird drawing to win free entry for the WCBRT 2007 event. (Over a $4,000 Value) This can be easily done through the website,, by calling the main office at 1-800-398-6863 or entering in person at Minerva's Baja Tackle, located in downtown Cabo San Lucas.