A down-to-the-wire finish on the final day results in victory
What makes the Costa Offshore World Championship such a competitive event? First, every team must earn an invitation for this event by winning a qualifying tournament. Teams rotate boats each day, fishing with a different captain and crew. This creates as level a playing field as possible, with four days of head-to-head competition on the water. Teams must also capture on video their releases of marlin and sailfish, along with a video qualifier that changes each day. The location in Quepos, Costa Rica, also provides plenty of opportunities for the anglers to capitalize on a hot bite offshore, with good numbers of billfish expected throughout the tournament.
Here are just a few reasons to fish:
The Costa Offshore World Championship features superb sport fishing amid one of the world’s most prolific fisheries in Quepos, Costa Rica. The competition is fierce yet friendly, with participating teams visiting from across the globe.
Find answers to common questions about the Costa Offshore World Championship. For more information please visit the event website.
Yes. The tournament staff will assist each team in acquiring the necessary fishing licenses which are required to legally fish in Costa Rica
No. The tournament provides each team with a different charter boat each day, with teams rotating vessels each day.
Costa Rica is home to a wide variety of billfish species, including blue, black and striped marlin, as well as the plentiful Pacific sailfish. You may also land yellowfin tuna, dorado (mahi mahi) and wahoo.
Teams can use any combination of lures and natural dead baits they wish to use, although non-offset circle hooks are mandatory with any bait or bait/lure combinations.
Each participating boat will have tackle for those who do not wish to bring their own gear, but you will be more comfortable using your own when possible.