Cancun is an inviting destination any day on the calendar, but the Puerto Morelos Fishing Tournament has become one of the area’s most eagerly anticipated annual events. This town just outside of sunny Cancun had a well-documented enthusiasm for fishing, and among the most influential of its’ founding fathers of was “Don” Cesar Martin Rosado.
Don Cesar’s enduring mark on this town is reflected today in the names of many local businesses, and he is also the founder of the yearly Puerto Morelos fishing tournament, initially contested between friends and colleagues over 20 years ago. The year 1998 saw the first Blue Marlin landed to claim first prize for the competition, cementing the status of Puerto Morelos as one of the finest fishing destinations on the planet.
What began as a friendly competition has become serious business for top-flight fishermen around the world. 2019’s Puerto Morelos fishing tournament will see hundreds of world-class anglers descend on Cancun to compete for the largest catch. Cash prizes, bragging rights, and lifelong memories are on the line for the over 100 participants in this high-profile international affair.
One of the most appealing aspects of visiting the Cancun area during the Puerto Morelos Fishing Tournament is that registration is open to the public, and fishermen can fulfill a lifelong dream by taking part in this international competition.
Locals also take a keen interest in the Puerto Morelos Fishing Tournament, as catches from the competition are offered up to spectators in the form of deliciously fresh fish tacos and tostadas after the day’s weigh-ins which is typically held in the late afternoon near the port.
Record breaking catches of deep-water species such as Blue Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, and Sailfish as a common occurrence in these waters, a vacation to Cancun during the tournament can become a truly memorable experience for fishermen. There are also plenty of fish in the sea after the competition for aspiring anglers during the spring and summer months, making these months an ideal opportunity to plan your visit.