The Presidential Challenge in Costa Rica has come and gone with team High Hook taking the win this year, reeling in 1500 points. This tournament, which is in its 16th year, took place March 1-4, with the other tournaments to follow in June, October, and November throughout Central America. This tournament is a qualifier for the IGFA Offshore World Championship, and the proceeds help conservation efforts in Costa Rica. Tournament Director Joan Vernon had this to say about the event:
The Presidential Challenge of Costa Rica presented by the ICT is one of the few fishing events that truly give back to the resource. While promoting tourism in the Guanacaste Region, we are also raising money to give to The Billfish Foundation for continued conservation work in Costa Rica. This makes everyone participating in this event a partner in conservation with TBF.
The 2012 dates for the Presidential Challenge Conservation Series are: PCCA Costa Rica, March 1-4; Presidential Papagayo Cup, June 6-9; Presidential Caribbean Cup (Aruba), Oct. 11-14; and PCCA Guatemala, Nov. 15-18, 2012.
For additional information about this tournament or others in this series, please go to www.preschallenge.com.