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Ahead of the start of the first annual Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic this Thursday, the directors of the Marina Casa de Campo celebrated a press conference at the Scotch & Soda restaurant in Santo Domingo last week.
This new sporting event will be held from this Thursday March 20th to Sunday March 23rd. The first annual “Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic” will then end with the prize-giving ceremony at the Casa de Campo Yacht Club in the Marina Casa de Campo, with the top 3 teams, the top 3 fishermen getting prizes, as well as a special recognition for the best judge, as well as for the best male and female fishermen.
The Director of the Marina Casa de Campo, José Gonzalvo, welcomed the gathered press and guests and at the same time expressed the enthusiasm of his staff for the celebration of this huge event, which has already attracted the attention of numerous international fishermen.
“This is the first international tournament that will be celebrated at the Marina Casa de Campo, and will be a 100% ‘release’ tournament- meaning all fish caught will be returned to the water. It is an honor to celebrate this tournament in our Marina Casa de Campo”, said José Gonzalvo, Director of the Marina Casa de Campo
Erick Álvarez, director of Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic also made a speech at the press conference to explain some of the most important rules of the upcoming contest.
Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic: Tournament Rules
Teams may be composed of a maximum of four (4) people.
Each team may have a minimum of two (2) fishermen.
There will be one team per boat accompanied by a different certified judge each fishing day.
“Our tournament is characterized by several elements, one of them is that there will be a judge on each boat, just to certify that the catch is certainly a Blue Marlin and also to prevent any violation of the established rules,” explained Mr. Álvarez.
Throughout the tournament, the competing boats will leave the docks of the Marina Casa de Campo at 7am each day and will return at early evening, following which all participants will enjoy a variety of different activities thanks to the tournament sponsors.
The following collection of photos were taken at the Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic press conference in Santo Domingo:
Blue Marlin Classic Tournament
When: March 22nd – 24th, 2014
Where: La Marina, Casa de Campo
Contact: (809) 523-2111 www.intlbillfishtourns.com
If you need hotel accommodations contact Casa de Campo and speak to Miss Bibia Marte or Mrs. America Mena at (809) 523-8734 or (786) 693-8417. Be sure you mention you are attending the tournament so they confirm you the Special Event Rate.
For a full list of upcoming events visit: www.TODO.fm
Fishing season 2013 – more than 500 Blue Marlin releases
Since the the Marina Casa de Campo fishing season started in February this year – there have been more than 500 Blue Marlin releases! With an average release per day of 7 blue marlins in the more than 70 days since the start of the season! With stats like that there is no doubt that Casa de Campo is not just an internationally great place for golf – but for fishing too!