Brazilian Team Leads After Day One of the 2022 Costa Offshore World Championship

Good fishing highlights the start of this year’s event

A fishing team holding up flags.
Brazil’s Torneio de Peixes de Bico 2021 team leads after Day One. Courtesy Offshore World Championship

Congratulations to Eliseu Soares, Rogerio Andrade and Eurico Soares, the Day One leaders of the 2022 Costa Offshore World Championship. Representing Brazil’s Torneio de Peixes de Bico 2021, the trio released two blue marlin and 12 sailfish, and weighed a 29.6-pound dorado to earn 3,429.6 points.

Three sport-fishing anglers on a boat.
The Torneio de Peixes de Bico 2021 team, hooked up on a tripleheader of Pacific sailfish. Courtesy Offshore World Championship

They were followed by the 2002 OWC Champions in second place with 2,587.2 points (three blue marlin and five sailfish released, two dorado weighed including a 58.4-pounder) and the Slovenian National Championship team in third with 2,300 points (one blue marlin, nine sails).

A large sailfish breaking the surface of the water.
One of the team’s 12 sailfish released during the first day of competition. Courtesy Offshore World Championship

In this year’s tournament there are 18 different nations represented, making this one of the strongest international contingents found anywhere in sport fishing. Three days remain in this year’s championship.

Two anglers holding up large dorado fish.
The team representing the 2002 Offshore World Champions also boated this impressive 58.4-pound dorado to lead the gamefish division. Courtesy Offshore World Championship

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