Dates for the 46th Annual Cozumel Fishing Tournament Announced

photo courtesy of AlbatrosCharters

“Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas,” to be held May 12- 14 …

The official dates for the 46th year of the “Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas,” Cozumel’s largest fishing tournament of the year, have been announced: May 12 – 14, 2017 Despite persistent rumors in various media that a lack of municipal support threatened to  cancel one of the island’s biggest events overall, tournament officials announced earlier this week that the annual event would continue this year as planned.

Competitors from all over Mexico, and even abroad, expected to attend, and organizers are expecting over 200 boats to compete.

Prizes for an event of this caliber are huge, including vehicles, and scooters as well as cash prizes.  Not participating?  Be sure and check out the excitement at the downtown pier on Saturday and Sunday afternoon as the competitors come to weigh in their catch!

Four years ago the tournament switched to a catch-and-release option for Marlin and other billfish, with a specific procedure as to how these catches are to be documented.

There is also a banquet celebration for all participants prior to the actual tournament, where the official rules, and tournament procedure is clearly explained. Entries are currently being accepted at Puerto de Abrigo.   For more information, check out the tournament website.

Se anuncian las fechas para el 46º torneo de pesca

El “Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas” se llevará a cabo del 12 al 14 de mayo . . .

Photo Courtesy of Fabian Gonzalez

Ya se anunciaron las fechas oficiales para el 46º torneo más grande de pesca de Cozumel , “Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas” : Mayo 12 al 14, 2017. No obstante los diversos rumores de los medios respecto a que la falta de apoyo municipal amenazara la cancelación de uno de los eventos más grandes en la Isla, a comienzos de esta semana los funcionarios del torneo anunciaron la realización del evento anual.


Participarán competidores procedentes de todo México e incluso del extranjero, y los organizadores esperan que más de 200 embarcaciones sean parte de la competencia.


Los premios para un evento de este calibre son enormes e incluyen vehículos y motocicletas así como premios en efectivo. ¿No participará? Entonces el sábado y domingo por la tarde en el muelle del centro, no se pierdan lo emocionante de la llegada de las embarcaciones para el pesaje de la pesca que atraparon.


Desde hace cuatro años el torneo cambio a la modalidad de pescar y soltar que se aplica al marlín, pez espada y vela, usando procesos especiales para documentar estas pescas.


Asimismo, antes del torneo, hay un banquete de celebración para todos los participantes donde claramente se explican las reglas del torneo y el procedimiento.  Ya se están aceptando inscripciones en el Puerto de Abrigo. Para mayor información, echen un vistazo a la página web del torneo.


Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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