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2018 Flamingo Fishing Rodeo

Ready for some fun on the water with family and friends? Would you like to fish for some great prizes in a truly world-class destination, all for a low entry fee? Look no further than the Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo, which is slated for August 10-12, 2018 in Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica. Last year tournament anglers gave  some good feed back - you talked and the tournament listened.

Here is the format for the 2018 event:
  • Billfish Division: Entry fee $500.00 per team. Eligible species: all billfish, dorado, tuna, wahoo.
  • Fun-fish Division: Entry fee $100.00 per team. Eligible species: dorado, tuna, wahoo, snapper, roosterfish.
  • Juniors: Juniors in the Fun-fish Division may enter a billfish which will count toward junior angler prizes only.
  • Release Verification: Release Verification will be done with cell phone video. The video MUST be without interruption showing the angler hooked up and fighting the fish, the release and the fish swimming away. You do not have to video the entire fight -only the release.
  • Value Added Opportunities: This year we will introduce the opportunity to enter 'value added categories'. Details will be announced at a later date.
We are looking forward to the 2018 Edition of the Flamingo Fishing Rodeo. Planning is well underway. If you have any questions please contact Joan Vernon -

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