18th International Fishing Tournament
"Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña"
Everything is ready for the XVII “Cosme Alberto Martínez Magaña” International Fishing Tournament to be held on May 21 and 22 in Isla Mujeres, where it is expected to break the record for registered vessels. The General Director of Tourism of Isla Mujeres, Jesús Castillo Magaña explained that the call is open to anyone over 13 years of age of any gender or nationality, as long as their boat uses rod and reel and is from 22 feet in length. The official commented that he also took advantage of the visit to Barcelona, within the framework of the International Fair of Magical Towns to promote the event, since he stressed that more and more foreigners are registering to participate. For his part, Edwin Jesús Noh Amaro, director of tourism and responsible for promoting this event, explained that there are more than 700,000 pesos in prizes, of which 300,000 will be for first place, 200,000 for second, 100,000 for the third, 40 thousand for the fourth, 35 thousand for the fifth, 25 thousand for the sixth, 15 thousand for the seventh and surprise prizes for the eighth, ninth and tenth place. Noh Amaro invited fishermen from Isla Mujeres as well as from other states and even from abroad to register for this event where great attendance is expected. Those interested should go to the Tourism Department from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The cost of registration is 5,500 until May 15 and 6,000 from May 16 to 20. Likewise, he informed that the Captains Dinner will be on May 20 and the inaugural shot on May 21 and on Sunday the 22nd will be the closing and award ceremony at 5 in the afternoon. The bases of the tournament can be consulted directly on the website of the town hall. The participation of 100 boats in the modality of fishing and release is expected, between fishermen and local, national and international fans.