The Tenth Anniversary Season of The Presidential Challenge of Central America begins April 20th in Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica. The scenic Hotel Guanamar is our host resort for the first leg of our three tournament series. Perched atop a hill overlooking the scenic bay, the hotel is a perfect venue for our anglers to relax and enjoy the beautiful Costa Rican atmosphere. Tournament fishing is scheduled for April 21-22-23. This is prime time for billfish in the waters off Carillo.
Anglers will begin their quest for the coveted Lowrance Grand Champion Team and Eagle Claw Grand Champion Angler awards. These trophies are awarded to the team/angler accumulating the most points in at least two out of the three PCCA events. The champions will be crowned on November 19th at the conclusion of the PCCA - Guatemala. Competitors fishing in the PCCA fish with conventional tackle and troll bait for their billfish. They use Berkley Big Game twenty pound test line and Eagle Claw circle hooks in all three tournaments.
Competition will continue October 12-13 & 14 in La Guaira, Venezuela, at the Presidential Caribbean Cup Presented by Riviera/Venezuela. Anglers stay at the quaint Marina Portofino and fish the productive waters of the famed La Guaira Bank. Here the teams compete for top honors by catching blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish. This is 'grand slam' territory so anything can happen!
The Presidential Challenge season concludes in Guatemala, November 17-18 & 19th. The waters off the coast of this country are the most prolific sailfish waters in the world. Competition for the Grand Championships concludes at this tournament. Hotel Martita in Puerto San Jose is our host hotel for this event. Action is always red hot and winners are not determined until the final minute of the final day.
Proceeds from all Presidential Challenge events are used to promote the conservation of billfish. We actively support The Billfish Foundation projects in Central America as well as the Adopt-A-Billfish Satellite Tagging Program.
Please visit our web page for detailed information on all Presidential Challenge events. Our entry form is on line along with the venues and dates. Complete contact information is listed below.
The Presidential Challenge Series is brought to you by:
Baptist Health International, Berkley, Contender Boats, Costa Del Mar, Lowrance, Eagle Claw, Accurate Reels, Boone , Bacardi, GameFace Gear, Pepsi.