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#441423 - 06/25/12 09:39 PM Fourth Annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament
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The 4th Annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament is set for August 23-25th, 2012. As in previous years, the event will be a three-day catch and release fly-fishing tournament for the grand slam species bonefish, permit and tarpon.

We will have both a Pro division and an Amateur division. The team structure will be the same as last year, with all Pro Teams guided by a licensed Belize Tourism Board fly fishing guide, and all two person Amateur Teams without a guide. The Amateur division is open to all.

This year will see some changes in the format of the tournament. New prizes, venues and donations will hopefully make this year the best one ever. We still have sponsorship slots available. El Pescador and Simms Fishing Products have secured the Presenting sponsorship positions leading the way for another great tournament in 2012.

Many teams from last year and new teams have already signed up. The field of teams may be limited so enter early. This event is a 100% non-profit, volunteer tournament with all proceeds paid out or donated.

Deadline for all entries is July 1st, 2012. For more information on sponsorship or team entries, please contact Wil Flack at 226-FISH or 629-6599 or email at contactus@belizefly.com

#445429 - 08/29/12 07:53 AM Re: Fourth Annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Blue Reefers are the 2012 Tres Pescados Grand Slam winners

The fourth annual Tres Pescados tournament took place with great success over the weekend. The three days of sun and bluer skies provided perfect weather for the yearly anticipated tournament. With a grand prize of $4,000BZ on the line, anglers hailing from near and far headed out to sea daily, some as early as 4:30AM! The objective of the game was to capture the most “Grand Slams”, i.e.: All three fish –Bone fish, Tarpon and Permit.

Competition commenced early Thursday morning with 15 boats and some 36 anglers signed up for the tournament. Teams went out daily and brought photos of their catch of the day. Points were tallied and added daily, eventually leading up to the award ceremony on Saturday night, August 25th.

Caprice Bar and Grill saw some 50 or more fishermen along with their family members and friends gathered for the cocktail dinner party followed by the award ceremony.

In third place with zero slams but the most points and taking home Bze$1,500 was Team Pesca with 1150 points. In second place, capturing one grand slam over the three days was Team Fly Treks, which took home Bze$2,500. And the grand prize winners, capturing two slams over the three days, and winning Bze$4,000 were, the Blue Reefers.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun

#445507 - 08/30/12 08:20 AM Re: Fourth Annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament [Re: Marty]
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Tres Pescados Slam Fishing Tournament Raises $14,000 for Bonefish Tarpon Trust in Belize

2012 Tres Pescados Slam Tournament Final Standings:

1st Place (2 Slams) - Team Blue Reefers - $4,000BZ
Joe Rich, Stiles Kellett

2nd Place (1 Slam) - Team FlyTreks - $2,500BZ
Doug Brady, Jerry

3rd Place (1150pts.) - Team Pesca con Mosca - $1,500BZ
Tim O’Brien

Top Guide - Parnell Coc
Top Female Angler - Diana Rudolph
Big Fish - Doug Brady

The tournament raised $14,000Bze for the new Bonefish Tarpon Trust project in Belize. These funds will be used directly in Belize to benefit the bonefish, permit and tarpon fisheries. On hand for the awards banquet was Tourism Minister, Hon. Manuel Heredia, as well as many of our sponsors and friends. The tournament organizers thank all of them for making this event a huge success.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the Ambergris Today


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