Tres Pescados Fly Shop is pleased to announce another successful year of its annual Tres Pescados Slam fishing tournament. The 11th Annual Tres Pescados Slam welcomed guests to Belize to compete in an upbeat and easygoing tournament that had one objective above all else: promoting conservation and ecological sustainability in Belize.
This year the Tres Pescados Slam raised $15,000 for the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries, which will support the efforts to ban the destructive gillnets that plague the region’s waters.
“There is a tremendous effort underway in Belize to ban gillnets, and the Tres Pescados Slam is proud once again to donate the proceeds of our event to the Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries,” said Wil Flack, owner of Tres Pescados. “I would like to thank all our anglers and sponsors for continuing to support sustainable sport fishing in Belize. This event continues to promote conservation and education so that future generations can enjoy bonefish, permit, and tarpon.”
The success of the tournament is largely due to the generosity of its sponsors, and the Tres Pescados Slam enjoyed support from Simms, YETI, the Belize Tourism Board, Oceana, Costa Sunglasses, Scott Fly Rods, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Tropic Air, El Pescador, Victoria House, Belize Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute, Holiday Hotel, Marcelo, Belize Permit Club, Hatch Outdoors, and Tangelo.
The fishing at the tournament did not disappoint. “A few slams, some big tarpon, and several permit made for a great tournament,” noted Flack. A total of 11 teams participated this year. Team GoFish (Zach Kolanda and Abbie Marin) took first place, team Excalibur (Rob Block and Parnell Coc) took second place, and team Redhouse (John and Tina Winkler, Darrel Smith) came in third.
Next year’s Tres Pescados Slam will take place July 15-18, 2020 in San Pedro, Belize.