It almost happened a couple of years ago and now it looks like it is really going to happen. A Spearfishing Tournament in Isla Mujeres, the beautiful island in front of Cancun Mexico. Here is the latest news…
At this moment the organization is looking at possible dates for 2015. Last week the plans were presented to local and state authorities (Quintana Roo) which turned out pretty well. In the same week, there were meetings with the director of tourism and with Conapesca (Comisión Nacional de Pesca) as well. The last two are backing up the plan. So green light to get into details.
“It is a fantastic way to give some extra attention to the island of Isla Mujeres and at the same time to promote the selective way of fishing.” Check out spearfishing in Isla Mujeres / Cancun: Spearfishing Cancun Mexico
The tournament will be for spearfishing in combination with freediving only. So no scuba spearfishing (that combination is forbidden in Mexico). The idea is to attract spearos from all over the world. The organization will ask extra attention for women and spearfishing, to use the tournament to promote spearfishing for chicas.
Around Isla Mujeres and Cancun you will find great spearfishing areas. Pretty shallow spots that are very beautiful with a more than decent chance for big trophy fish. As well, there are spots in the open blue with fair chance for pelagic for you. Circumstances can be rough and difficult in these spots, they are famous for a lot of current. Though… lots of current means lots of fish.
Leo is the founder of Spearfishing Today and also the official representative of the Mexican Spearfishing Association for the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. He is FII certified, speaks English and Spanish and hunts comfortable up to 100ft. Leo is guiding spearfishing trips only on request in all Spearfishing Today locations in Mexico. He only hunts with a polespear and has a very inspiring opinion about freediving and spearfishing. Nickname: Chanoc. Most memorable catch: 27.99 kilo Cubera Snapper with polespear.
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