Costa Rica Fishing Tournament – Offshore World Championship
Quepos fishing is known all over the world as being one of the best, attracting people from far and wide, and the Offshore World Championship is definitely the stand out event. This Quepos fishing tournament is the most prestigious and biggest sport fishing tournament across the globe. The final of the tournament recently came to an end, with two teams battling it out in the final hour. Find out everything you need to know about the 2016 Costa Rica fishing tournament below.
There were an incredible number of fish that were brought to the scales during the week, including 1,509 billfish – one Striped Marlin, one Black Marlin, 12 Blue Marlin, and 1,495 Sailfish, as well as one Wahoo and two Dorado that were over the minimum weight requirement of 25 pounds. In the end it came down to two teams, with three fish being released in the final 15 minutes to determine the winner. The winning team consisted of Derek Tardieu, Jerome Mcquilkin, Clint Quongsing, and Gerard ‘Frothy’ DeSilva from Trinidad & Tobago. They won a place in the Offshore World Championship Costa Rica Fishing Tournament by coming first in the St. Lucia Annual Billfish Tournament. They finished the tournament with an incredible 9,000 points, having caught 45 Sailfish.
It is consequently of little surprise that members of their team finished high up in the tournament for the individual rankings. Jerome Mcquilkin finished 4th, scoring 3,2000 points for releasing 16 sailfish. Derek Tardieu was not far behind. He finished 6th, scoring 3,000 points for releasing 15 sailfish. They won a huge assortment of prizes, from Garmin Quatix watches to Geoffrey Smith Bronze Trophies, and, of course, they will be able to compete in the Offshore World Championship for a long time to come now.
The team that came second place was not too far behind. They had 42 sailfish releases, which resulted in them accumulating 8,400 points. As you can see, the three sailfish the team from Trinidad & Tobago released in the last 15 minutes really made a difference, causing the 600-point gap. The second place team was from Brazil and consisted of Antonio Villarejo, Ricardo Pedrosa, Fernando Pedrosa, EvandroSoares, and Joalo Pablo Costa. They qualified for the tournament by winining the CaboFrio Marlin Invitational. Not only do they have a one-year extension for the next championship, but they won a great selection of gifts as well. Brazil seemed to do well in the Quepos Fishing Tournament, as the third place team was from there too.