In July 2017 the 1st International Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament was held at Grand Caribe and it was a big success. The 2nd annual deep sea classic is on track to be bigger and better. The prizes have increased substantially and more boats have entered. Last year all totaled $44,000 in cash and prizes were given away. This year there is over $50,000 in cash and prizes.
Deep Sea Classic Prizes
- 1st place – $17,000
- 2nd place – $11,500
- 3rd place – $8,000
- 4th place – $5,000
- 5th place – $2,000
- Heaviest Dorado – $1,000
- Heaviest Wahoo – $1,000
- Heaviest Tuna – $500
- Heaviest Kingfish – $500
- Heaviest Barracuda – $500
- Top Angler – $1,000
- Top Female Angler – $1,000
- Top Junior Angler – $500
That is going to make for an exciting finish line so grab your cameras and head on up to Grand Caribe to watch the weigh-in. This is a family friendly event and open to the public.
This is currently the It is the biggest fishing tournament in Belize and the only tournament that is Bimini start which means all boats leave from Grand Caribe dock at the same time. This tournament is monitored by the Belize Game Fish Association (BGFA) to make sure that proper environmental procedures are met.
The briefing for the tournament begins August 9th at 6:00 pm at Grand Caribe. There is a registration fee of $1,200. All entries must be received by 10:00 pm Thursday, August 9th, 2018 to be eligible for the tournament. The fee for shore guests is $50.00 for adults and $25.00 for guests under 18 years old.
Currently, Grand Caribe Belize is the closest International Game Fish Association weigh station. That is a big deal for fishermen as previous to the resort becoming an IGFA weigh station, fish would have to be flown to the closest weigh station for official counting in.
International Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament Sponsors
Grand Caribe Belize is pleased to work with the following organizations for this year’s tournament – Belize Game Fishing Association, Benny’s Home Center, BenQuip, Belize Coastal Zone Management and the Belize Tourism Board.
Other sponsors for this year’s Deep Sea Fishing Classic include Adventure Travel Solutions, A&R Enterprises, Ambergris Divers, Concept Solutions, Palapa Bar, Atlantic Bank, The Beverage Division at Karl H Menzies, Captain Sharks, Maya Island Air, Caribeña Enterprises, SMART, Tuff E Nuff Tours, Rain Restaurant and Beach Basket both located at Grand Caribe.
More About the Luxury Resort Condominium Complex
Grand Caribe is offering incredibly discounted rates making accommodations affordable to all participants who wish to stay onsite.
Located a short scenic drive 2 miles north of San Pedro town, Grand Caribe has the only official International Game Fish Association weigh station in Belize and in the region. The resort offers 650 feet of white sandy beach and nicely landscaped grounds. The complex has 109 units, each one featuring HGTV quality design, with the spectacular view of the surrounding grounds and the Caribbean Sea. The units offer fully functioning kitchens, air conditioning, and all the amenities of a luxury resort including pool and onsite restaurants. Grand Caribe Resort has recently been honored by TripAdvisor’s prestigious Travelers’ Choice award.
All pictures courtesy of Amy and Grand Caribe Resort.