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First Progreso Sport Fishing Tournament a big success!

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A resounding success was the First Progreso Sport Fishing Tournament, which brought together 101 vessels in three different modalities.

Progreso mayor, Zacarías Curi expressed his gratitude to his team and sponsors for the event on the international boardwalk.

“Good things are coming for Progreso, great changes are coming, but those changes don’t happen alone, those changes happen with the sum of wills of all of us here, to make events like this happen. I am grateful to everyone, to the organizers, to the sponsors, to the State Government, to the City Council of Mérida. Thank you very much, ” Zacarías Curi said.

This event was an initiative of the mayor to encourage tourism, in order to generate an economic spill in the port and also give locals and visitors one more reason to enjoy the port of Progreso.

The tournament started at 5:30 in the morning with the registration of the participants and the fishing went on from six in the morning to one in the afternoon, when the boats returned to the shore to begin weighing the fish.

In the open category, the first place went to the species with the greatest weight, captured by Sebastián Andrade, who received a four-wheeler for having captured a 24 kilogram snapper; while Manuel Peniche received a trip to Cuba, as he captured the species with greater length, which was a Galician fish 1.06 meters long.

For the Ribereña-Empresarial category, the first prize wento to Alonso Contreras, who obtained a 19-foot boat for the species with the greatest weight (10.200 kg) and Jorge Ozuna, who received $10,000 pesos in gasoline for the species with the longest length (1.23 meters).

In the Kayak category, the first prize that consisted of a of Malibu kayak with all accessories went to Luis Vera who obtained 250 points. Likewise, a harpoon and a diving course were awarded to Wilbert España who managed to capture a species 1.54 meters long.

Also in the open modality, the team led by Sebastián Andrade and Ernesto Martinez won the Grand Slam and the See-doo jet ski with 8,550 points.

Full list of winners and prizes:

Grand Slam

  • Sebastián Andrade / Ernesto Martínez (8550 pts)
  • Prize: Seedoo Jet Ski


Open category (weight)

  1. Sebastián Andrade (24 Kgs)
  2. Sea Hunter (23 kgs)
  3. Miguel Peniche (22 kgs)


Open category (length)

  1. Miguel Peniche (1.06 meters)
  2. Sea Hunter (0.95 mts)
  3. Wilberth España (0.94 mts)


Longest Picuda:

Wilberth España (1.54 mts)

River / business category (weight)

  1. Alonso Contreras (10,200 kg)
  2.  Alesi Team (8,400 kg)
  3. Yaxactun (6,900 kg)


River / business category (length)

1.Jorge Ozuna (1.23 meters)

2. Venture equipment (1.16 meters)

3.Alonso Contreras (1.08 meters)


Kayak category

1.Luis Vera (250 points)

2.German Marín (166.5 points)

3. Alejandro Martínez (131.5 points)

The award ceremony was presided by the mayor of this port, Julián Zacarías Curí, accompanied by Director of the Yucatan State Sports Institute (Idey), Carlos Sáenz Castillo, the Technical Assistant Secretary of Fisheries and Sustainable Aquaculture, Víctor Manuel Alcantar Cárdenas and the Deputy Director of Youth and Sports, Jesús Aguilar y Aguilar.

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Alice Krum September 23, 2019 - 11:54 am

Congratulations to all the winners! I really love fishing! But as a hobby, I don’t consider myself very good at it, but when the opportunity comes to go out with the friends it’s a really good activity to do one Saturday from the morning to the sunset!


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