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Isla Mujeres fishing tournament comes to an end

By Tribune Travel

May 23, 2023

The XVIII International Cosme Alberto Martnez Magaa Fishing Tournament of Isla Mujeres has concluded. Awards were given out following several days of intense and competitive fishing.

The winners were presented with their prizes on Sunday. 44 species of billfish were reportedly returned to the sea during the competition to help with the species’ conservation, according to G√≥mez Ricalde, who spoke during the ceremony.

The Santa Rosa 2 boat, under the command of Jaime Moguel, remained in Isla Mujeres with the largest dorado trophy. The Robbie boat, which is also from Isla Mujeres, caught the biggest bonito, weighing in at 18 pounds.

The Chiara 2 boat out of Cancun reeled in a large barracuda that weighed 44 pounds.

Third place in the fishing competition, earning Puerto Morelos and the Vittorio y Carlota boat, captained by Oscar Poot Avila, 120,000 pesos, was awarded.

With 8,032 points and a prize of 225,000 pesos, Puerto Aventuras took second place with the boat Sum Beach and captain Todd More.

With a score of 9,712, the Sea Hag, captained by Robie Valkio, retained the top spot in Isla Mujeres. They received a brand-new pickup truck valued at 365,700 pesos as well as a cash award of 35,000 pesos as their prize.

The Cosme Alberto Martnez Magaa International Fishing Tournament broke its previous record for boat participation this year with 91 fishing boats and more than 800,000 pesos in prizes.

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