2018 Costa Rica Fishing Tournaments: What You Need to Know

The New Year is upon us. But, since we fish year-round in Costa Rica, 2018 can signal only one thing for us local anglers and even those worldwide. And, that’s the return of our favorite fishing tournaments. In fact, most take place right in our hometown of Quepos and for several good reasons. One of the biggest is the confidence tournament organizers and participants can have in our fish stocks. But, it’s also because of the amenities of our first-class marina – the Marina Pez Vela. And, let us not forget about our amazing weather!

Still, these are only a few incentives of sportfishing in our country. We invite you to see the rest for yourself! In the meantime, learn about four Costa Rica fishing tournaments to be held at Marina Pez Vela in Quepos in 2018.

Four Costa Rica Fishing Tournaments to Get to Know in 2018

These Costa Rica fishing tournaments are must-dos for anglers near and far. And, they’re coming up fast, taking place in our coveted summer season now underway. At Top Notch Fishing Charters, we couldn’t be more excited.

Rockstar! Offshore Tournament
January 11-13

Kicking off 2018 is the most fun sportfishing tournament you may ever have the chance to take part – the Rockstar! Offshore Tournament. Presented by PELAGIC GEAR, this tournament not only draws anglers for the offshore sportfishing, but for its entertainment, too. Participants can expect multiple parties at Marina Pez Vela fueled by the amazing sounds of a different rock ‘n roll band each night. The fun starts on registration day and continues the next two days of the tournament. And, as if that wasn’t enough, the chance to win a share of the cash and prizes estimated over $100,000 doesn’t hurt either! Try your skill in one of the competition’s four divisions: billfish release, tuna, dorado and wahoo. There’s something for everyone!

Quepos Billfish Cup
March 14-17

If you’re looking for a straightforward sportfishing tournament (with the bonus of doing it in Quepos!), then look no further. The Quepos Billfish Cup is the one for you.

This three-day event is for billfish catch-and-release enthusiasts and awards the top three teams to accumulate the most points for marlin and sailfish hauls. Added awards include top angler, lady angler and junior angler (for most billfish releases), as well as largest weighed fish. Should you or your team nab one of these spots, you’ll have your moment of glory at the closing awards party, where you’ll receive your trophy, cash or other prize.

2018 Marina Pez Vela Open
April 12-14

Much like the Quepos Billfish Cup, the Marina Pez Vela Open is a simple sportfishing tournament at its finest. The biggest difference is the length; the Marina Pez Vela Open packs in all the fun in two days versus three. Yet, entrants can expect the same points system, with honors going to the top three teams with the most billfish points. A top angler and lady angler will also be recognized, as well as the largest weighed fish. If you’re short on time, but big on good competition, the 2018 Marina Pez Vela Open is the Costa Rica fishing tournament for you!

Offshore World Championship (OWC)
April 15-20

As the world’s most prestigious sportfishing tournament, this one needs no introduction. If you’ve qualified and been invited to participate, or you’re just really into sportfishing, you know the Offshore World Championship. So, it’s an honor for the tournament to make Quepos, Costa Rica, its home for the past several years. And, for our team at Top Notch Fishing Charters, it’s an even greater honor to be an approved charter for the event.

Like for any Costa Rica fishing tournament, we welcome the opportunity to be your team’s charter. We know the waters in and around Quepos like the backs of our hands and can help lead your team to victory. Contact us to discuss your participation in an upcoming sportfishing event, and let’s see if we’re the right boat and crew for you.

Top Notch Fishing Charters is proud to help anglers make their big catches both in tournaments and on vacation. Let us help you bring home the big win, no matter what your reason for sportfishing.