IBT Changes to 30-Pound Test Line Fishing Tournament

IBT turns into a 30-pound test line tournament to keep pushing the bar higher and provide anglers with new challenges.

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Fishing during the best moon of the season, trendy parties and the best gastronomy sets the stage for this year’s International Billfish Tournament (IBT) of Club Náutico de San Juan (IBT), which turns into a 30-pound test line tournament to keep pushing the bar higher in conservation efforts and provide anglers with new and exciting challenges.

The International Billfish Tournament of Club Náutico de San Juan will be held September 24-30 during the peak of the marlin season in the Northern Trench of Puerto Rico. "We are hoping to increase the international angler participation with a change to 30-pound test line,” says Ricky Jaén, Chairman of the 62nd tournament. “Boats will still be allowed to fish with the same group of anglers throughout the tournament (IGFTO observers alternative), and we will keep innovating ways to offer the best tournament.”

Visiting anglers do not have to charter a boat. They can fish on board the best fishing yachts with the unique IBT’s “rotating” system that allows them to fish and compete on a different boat every day. Anyhow, those willing to fish on board a charter boat, may opt for this alternative. The tournament is an all-inclusive, four day fishing competition with the attention towards guests, camaraderie among anglers, and participants are invited to bring their “significant other” to mingle and enjoy with the Ladies Committee.

To find out more about the IBT, visit their website, Facebook page or Twitter feed @IBTSJ. Additionally, the IBT has a mobile application that updates instantly with the most recent bites, boats, scores and results, and other capabilities. The IBT is the longest consecutively held big game fishing tournament in the world and you are invited! For registration send an e-mail to chairman@sanjuaninternational.com or call Club Náutico de San Juan at 1- 787-722-0177, ext. 226.