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 $4,270 from 93 sancochos.

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.

Reserve Your Spot!

Call 1-800-882-4665


Registration Fee   /   $1,500.00 per team  + Fishing Package


  • Top Team Award
  • 2nd place team award
  • 3rd place team award
  • Largest dorado
  • Sancocho King
  • Top Lady Angler

View Rules


  • Nov 6: Arrival & Captain’s Meeting 6pm
  • Nov 7: Fishing – All day Bait only
  • Nov 8: Fishing – Bait until noon, then Fly if wanted
  • Nov 9: Fishing – Bait or Fly; 7:30pm: Awards Ceremony
  • Nov 10: Departures
2018 No Sancocho Event
2015 No Sancocho Video