The No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout is Guatemala’s most exciting & prestigious billfish tournament, and anglers have more reason than ever to secure their spot aboard one of the ten boats in the Casa Vieja Lodge Fleet and get the best sport fishing experience on and off the water.
At the end of the three-day tournament, the team with the most points wins. You and three teammates choose the combination of bait and fly casting that you think will earn you the most points based on the scale below:
- Marlin released on fly—100 points
- Marlin released on 20 lb.—75 points
- Marlin released on 30 lb.—50 points
- Sail released on fly—25 points
- Sail released on bait—10 points
But if you can’t seal the deal, there’s more than just your pride on the line—every missed bite costs anglers $20. Money from every missed bite, or sancocho is then donated to a local school in Puerto San Jose. Even with some of the best anglers in the world participating, the past tournament was able to donate $5,220 from 261 sancochos. At the awards ceremony, over $40,000 was raised from the sancochos and generous donations from anglers. Neptune Impact Windows, also pledge to match all sancocho monies at the start of the tournament, a very brave move knowing Guatemala’s exciting fishery! A special thank you to marine artist Carey Chen who live painted and donated his art for auction which sold for $11,000.
Sign up for the glory, for charity, or just for the fun of it. But if you want a spot in the tournament, you’d better reserve your spot at Casa Vieja Lodge soon—boats are extremely limited. You MUST book with Casa Vieja Lodge to participate in the Tournament, no exceptions allowed.