5th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational
- 3 days fishing in the Celebrity Pro-Am Tournament
- Welcome bag, opening party, awards ceremony and all tournament festivities.
- Cocktails and snacks after fishing each day
- All meals including open bar
- Use of conventional and fly fishing gear, tackle, lures and flies
- 4-night stay (check in Thursday; check out Monday) in a double occupancy room at Pacific Fins Resort, Aero Club or similar
- Reception in Guatemala City and round-trip ground transfers between Guatemala City and Pacific Fins Resort
- Giveback Sports booking services
Join us April 23 – 27, 2020 for the 5th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational at Pacific Fins. The start of an epic experience where you will tackle the mighty billfish off Guatemala’s Pacific Coast with celebrity anglers and make a difference in the future of Conservation in Guatemala!
The Sailfish Commission of Guatemala’s mission is to promote the socioeconomic development of the Pacific Coastal region of Guatemala by developing Big-Game-Fish Tourism, taking an adequate and sustainable advantage of the natural resource that is the “Billfish.”
This FUN 3-day tournament is where like-minded anglers will gather to socialize with each other and fishing celebrities in a relaxed environment all in support of a worthy cause.
Guests will arrive in Guatemala on April 23 and depart on April 27. Fishing on 24, 25, 26.
If calm waters and multiple shots at Pacific sailfish every day excite you, then Guatemala’s Pacific coast is your fishing paradise. Experienced anglers rate Guatemala the #1 sportfishing destination in the world because it is THE “hot spot” for large numbers of Pacific sailfish. No place in the world offers more raises, bites and releases then in Guatemala. And when it comes to sailfishing – our experienced fleet averages an incredible 15 to 20 bites a day. Marlin in the 300 to 600 pound class are caught regularly in our waters. In recent years it is not uncommon to see our outstanding captains and crews raise multiple marlin in a single fishing day. Yellowfin tuna and dorado (Mahi-Mahi) are also abundant.
We have confirmed the following Celebrity Anglers:
NFL First Ballot Hall of Famer Warren Sapp
Former MLB Pitcher CC Sabathia
Peter Miller, host of Discovery Channel’s “Uncharted Waters”
Capt Scott Walker of the TV Show “Into The Blue”
We have confirmed the following 2020 International Sponsors: Yeti, Costa, Hook + Gaff, Yo-Zuri, DEEP Apparel, King Sailfish Mounts, Nautilus Reels and more.
“Not much better than great food, good friends and amazing fishing in celebration of Guatemala’s billfish conservation initiatives.” – Steve Dougherty, Editor, Florida Sport Fishing
“I cannot thank you enough for pulling Grundens into the Pacific Fins family. It has been my true pleasure getting to know you better both professionally and personally. I look forward to continuing to grow our relationship and share lots more wonderful memories in the years to come!” – Mat Jackson, General Manager, Grundens
“It is remarkable to see your passion and what you guys are doing to preserve an incredible fishery. Pacific Fins is truly a piece of heaven you guys have carved out down there and can’t wait to visit again.” – Evan Russell, YETI
“Thank you Pacific Fins for an incredible week of fishing and hospitality. And thank you Guatemala for another trip of a lifetime.” – Capt. Scott Walker, Host, “Into The Blue”
“Thanks again for providing us with such a wonderful time. Congratulations on all you have done to make Pacific Fins a premium world-class luxury fishing resort.” – Raymond Douglas, Owner, King Sailfish Replica Mounts
“Great time for a great cause. Was honored to be part of the movement.” – Peter Miller, Host, NBC Sports “Bass2Billfish”
“Thank you! On behalf of my team for a fantastic adventure and getaway. I still can’t believe my good luck, catching the 350 lb Blue marlin – my first ever!! Truly a mountain top experience for me.” – Tim Money
“I commend the Conservation Team that Pacific Fins has put together. It looks like this will help maintain this resource for the future.” – David Bowman
“It was Guatelicious!” – Chef Terry French
FLY FISHING DIVISION CREATED for 5th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational- You asked and you will receive! The 5th Annual Guatemala Billfish Invitational will have a Division for Fly Fishing. If you want to fish a super fun tournament, battle billfish on the Fly and take the first crown – join us in 2020!