Fly Zone Fishing has announced the formation of a new high profile sport-fishing tournament in the Dominican Republic: the Marina Casa de Campo Open. The event is slated for April 6 to 8, 2017. There will be a captain’s meeting and welcome party on April 6 followed by two days of fishing on the 7th and 8th, with the awards celebration to follow later that evening. The tournament is owned by Marina Casa de Campo, with operations managed by Fly Zone Fishing.
The timing coincides with excellent blue marlin fishing off Casa de Campo, which is located on the eastern end of the Dominican Republic. Teams target blues on the various FADs, which tend to concentrate the bites in specific areas. Most days will see boats having up to five bites a day from blue marlin, although it’s not uncommon to have as many as ten or more a day during this time. The weather is also consistently very good.
The Marina Casa de Campo Open will also feature sumptuous high-end social functions for the participating anglers and crews. The Casa de Campo Open will be modeled on Florida’s prestigious Reef Cup, where the local homeowners are involved in the tournament events. The event will be a celebration of all things sport-fishing.
“We’ve got some great plans for the Marina Casa de Campo Open,” says Fly Zone’s Robert “Fly” Navarro. “Social media will also play a big part of our promotions — we’ll even have a virtual tournament online that will run concurrently with the actual event, so stay tuned for more details.”