By Néstor Alí Gómez – Del Sur News
The organizers have weighed in the Peña Rota Fishing Tournament 2018 and marked it up as a huge success.
The tournament was held last March 18th, 2018 at the Peña Rota Beach, one of the most popular beaches visited by locals in San Juan del Sur and only about 2 km south of the urban area of the city.
According to Ronald Mendoza, a local entrepreneur and one of the organizers of the event (this year was the third consecutive year); “This year the tournament was very well attended and accepted by the population”.
From 9:30 in the morning dozens of locals and foreign tourists curious to find out about the technique of rock fishing arrived at the beach and were organized at different locations, the most appropriate to appreciate this fishing style. The recreational and sporting day concluded at 4pm.
Music, fun and the coexistence between friends and families was the environment that prevailed during the fishing process.
“A total of 62 amateur fishermen participated in this third edition. Twenty more than last year and in 2016 there were only 20”, said Mendoza, referring to the registration of participants this year.
At the end of the afternoon, the weigh-in took place and twenty of the 62 participants entered the weigh-in with suitable fish. The first place went to Manuel Juárez, second place was Cristopher Maliaños and Francisco Juárez got third place. All received a prize from the organizers and sponsors of the event.
“We want to congratulate the winners of this year and at the same time thank our sponsors and to Del Sur News for coverage and disclosure. Patrocinadores: A Fish Nica, Hotel Sunset, Café Segovia, Restaurante El Timón, Alcaldía de San Juan el Sur, Revista Entérate, Bar Campo Verde, Bar Peña Rota, Bar Perla Negra y Bar Piedra Quebrada” y finalizó Ronald Mendoza.