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Dar Randall
Posted: Aug 10 2005, 05:05 PM


August 9, 2005: Central America Sport Fishing News Magazine

Greetings from Costa Rica!

The past month has seen only one day of fishing and a flurry of activity for the newsletter!

Three years upon leaving the dock in Zancudo I came across 5 Coasties from the USSGC Chase standing in the rain looking a bit lost in front of the Public Dock. After getting them settled in and fed I learned that they had been dropped off in Zancudo as a “layover” on the way to Pavones. Needless to say we got them organized for surfing and fishing and the crew had three memorable days. After three years Jake Cass the last of the five original Coasties to return sent over the typically cryptic note “we will be in your waters soon’…get ready!! Jake called upon arrival and the next morning Antonio picked up Chief Weapons Officer Fred Becker, Jake Cass along with two others for a day of fishing. The group fished offshore releasing three sails and brought back to the Chase a host of school Yellow Fin Tuna for the lucky ones!!

Starting in late September the Arena Alta Newsletter will transform in to the Central American Sportfishing Newsletter. The CASN will be a source of information for those interested in the Sportfishing in the Isthmus with biweekly features. The Central American Sportfishing Newsletter will be a news source for environmental and conservation issues affecting the Sportfishing in Central America. Tournaments held in the Isthmus will reviewed and results posted in the CASN.

The Central American Sportfishing Newsletter will feature departments including

1) Fishing reports from Captains and Lodges throughout the Azimuth

2) A calendar featuring the upcoming Sportfishing Tournaments in Central America.

3) Directories featuring lodging in destination areas and for charters in the Isthmus

4) A letters to the editor department for readers to report on fishing experiences

5) Lunar charts to assist in trip planning

6) Accurate printable tide charts from the Pacific and the Atlantic in the fishing waters of Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama.

7) A classifieds section for employment and boats and lodges for sale.

The inaugural issue will feature the 50th Annual International Tarpon Tournament in Nicaragua. The tournament hosted by the Club de Pesca San Carlos on September 14th and 15th is the oldest in Central America. The tournament for the first time in its 50 year history will enforce a strict catch and release policy thanks to the efforts of Philippe Tisseaux. Philippe has been fishing the San Carlos and Southern Nicaragua for over 15 years and is a leader in the Sportfishing community in Nicaragua. Philippe will be a regular contributor to the Central American Sportfishing News providing reports and editorial related to Sportfishing in Nicaragua. For more information on the tournament you can contact Philippe at [email protected]

The Central American Sportfishing Newsletter online publication is supported by advertising from the Central American Sportfishing and Tourism Community. To preserve editorial integrity the publication will not be involved in the actual reservations of charters or lodging. For those of you wondering about fishing with Antonio and Elvis there will be advertising in the Central American Sportfishing News and you can always make reservations for the duo thru the links provided.

Finally I would like to thank all the Captains, Lodge and Marina owner’s who have recognized the need and benefit of a Sportfishing publication for the fishing community in the Isthmus by providing advertising support for this publication.

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