Anglers from United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 58th edition of the International Billfish Tournament of Club Náutico de San Juan Sept. 4-11, 2011.
Chairman Frankie Mirandés explains that approximately 60 battlewagons and 250 top-notch deep sea fishing anglers will compete in the quest for the Atlantic Blue Marlin in this All Release format, four fishing days tournament using 50 LB. test line.
“You don’t need to charter a fishing boat,” says Mirandés. Visiting anglers are invited to fish on board the best yachts from the tournament’s “Armada,” and rotate every day to meet new anglers.
“International anglers love this system!! It promotes info sharing, sportsmanship and camaraderie. Truly, one of the uniqueness of our event,” explains Mirandés. Other highlights include transportation from the airport to the hotel (pending previous arrangements with the Organizing Committee), and assistance with any challenge participants may have.
“Anglers enjoy this VIP attention, and to fish with the very best in the region with no hassle. You have to simply show up at the Club, have breakfast and fish in a comfortable yacht assigned to you every morning and on a daily basis,” explains Mirandés.
The Tournament aggressively promotes conservation, and anglers are requested to release all their captures as soon as possible. It is the longest consecutively held big game fishing tournament in the world.
For companions, the IBT of Club Náutico de San Juan offers unparallel entertainment. “Fishing widows” enjoy a busy agenda with special events and gatherings prepared by the Ladies Committee. “We are the best fishing tournament for companions!” says Mirandés. Various top notch social activities are included. This year’s main party will be “The 80’s are Back!!”
The best way to enter the tournament is to be invited by one of the many “ambassadors” of the San Juan International, who are Organizing Committee members working throughout the year to orchestrate a most memorable edition. But international anglers can also surf the web www.sanjuaninternational.com and communicate with Frankie Mirandés or other Committee Members.
To Register: Enter www.sanjuaninternational.com and click on REGISTER to fill the Registration Form and submit it. Or you can call 787-722-0177, ask for Delma Lugo or Marely Gutiérrez,or personally visit the Club on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5 for Tournament Registration.
For more information send an e-mail to Frankie Mirandés at [email protected] or to Marely Gutierrez, tournament coordinator, [email protected], [email protected] Telephone 787-722-0177, Fax 787-724-8059. Enjoy the magic of the IBT of Club Náutico de San Juan!