In this issue:
Report #48, Several Tarpon over 200lb ..
Fishing with Mr Roy Turner
Club Amateur de Pesca In San Jose
The three Tackle shops in San Jose Costa Rica
And Many Pictures... sorry for long Downloading
Note. Concerning Booking..
I still have a few "Opening" ( free weeks ) in "High season":
December 2003 , January,February, March , April 2004
if interested please E mail:
In November we received several groups of Anglers coming from Spain, California, Texas, and Florida... Roy turner, Gregory Meritt, Fred Meritt, Philippe Lighty, "ossito", Mark richter share fishing with us, some guests coming via Managua some others via San Jose.. but every body fishing the same San Juan River ... We made new friends, thanks to all of you for visiting..but please Amigos send me some pictures of your trip with us .. I am shure there are some to add to my Albums and Pictures Galeries... Thanks E mail:
Upon Fishing: Even if there were thousands and thousands of big tarpon all around we had problems to locate where they were bitting . We had to relocate...Best fishing has been in the first 10 miles of Rio San Juan, then down river in some very specific area of San Juan in the last 10 miles before Saballo...not in front of Saballo Lodge as usual... I have been told to day 1st of December than fish start again to be active there.. this is very good for the coming months.. as we will again be able to Catch in front the lodge ...Concerning November I report some days off for us meaning .... , a lot of tarpon all around the boat ( I should say an incredible quantity of tarpon, rolling, playing breathing two or three at the same time doing a curve... ) but no way to have them bite whatever the technics Troll , Casting, Live bait, Fly... Let say some day with only two or three serious hit or tarpon on per day.. this definitely unusual for us very very few for us .. Fortunately San Juan River is long and we can move our fishing as we have several nice location to stay so not so much problem as after in all trip after may be one or two dificult days it came back to normal and we Caught many tarpon ...
I like to insist concerning these november trip upon the size of These fish ... we caught the usual 90lb /150lb range but also many fish over 150lb , would say around 200lb, we even weighed one of them as unfortunately fish Sudently died during the fight... this is totally unusual for us ....as we CATCH AND RELEASE Anyway we took it to Town and after weighting it ( 180lb ) we gave it to local people , ( Local people eat tarpon...) , I report " Bigger" fish released ( More than 200lb ) two lost estimated around 250lb.. So it seems than we are in a very good year for going after real Giant Tarpon Very strange, I only have a few booking in this month of December and can receive Last minut trips.. ( January, February are almost full ) so I decided to dedicate the month of December to try to catch new IGFA world record...To day in order to make it easier with IGFA I am going to have one of our scales localy certified...
Sometime this December I will go with my kids for the Children record... ( They already Caught many tarpon )
Fishing and Fun with "Ossito & Phil Group.."
FISHING TRIP WITH...
MR ROY TURNER
Mr Roy came from Spain to fish an entire week with us so we went for Tarpon close to Saballo on San Juan River and also for Rainbow bass in the solentiname Archipelago of Nicaragua Great Lake .. all this aboard Julia Brava , Captain Augusto , and 2d Guide: Carlos
Roy is born in England but he lives in Spain close to Alicante since 35 years. Roy Had an incredibly active life.. he still own several companies one of them dedicated to Real Estate. Roy is also a famous angler in Spain, he fish the national Bass tournaments , he is also a writer for several Fishing Magasines... A lot of stories to tell he has been travelling for fishing in so many places in the world.. .. We had a very fun time together, Roy had many Tarpon , and two around 200lb , unfortunately one of these big fish died during the fight reason why it as been weighed and you will see below some pictures of a dead fish... this is unusual for us as obviously we practise Catch and release
Big Tarpon for Roy and Augusto
Some other photos... all shot during these trips of November 2003 .
Our fishing expeditions are: "dedicated to World class fishing of Giant tarpon according to IGFA regulation , they are also made of Nice lodging, Fun, Discovery ..and Good food.."
Club Amateur de Pesca
San Jose Costa Rica
A short visit to "My club" , I wanted Roy to see this place , it is the historical place of Sport Fishing in Costa Rica.. .. Club has been founded in 1946 it is registered to IGFA since 1948 ..
I am a member since 12 years, in the past I was at the board ( as a vocal ) .. Now " only" a member as I cannot be regularly present to Monday nights meetings in Rohrmoser ( All Anglers welcome to visit meeting is at 8 Pm ... be in touch with me for exact adress..).
In the last few year president was Mr Alberto laurenchich, new president this year is Dr Mario Saenz.( Congratulation Mario.. you know my fishing we had fun time together... In Rio San Juan And Solentiname...) .
Club is a real institution who did a lot for sportfishing in Costa Rica .
Grace MORA the secretary is at the club house everey morning, she knows a lot really a lot upon Sport Fishing in Costa Rica , she will be glad to help , Give informations...
San Jose Tackle shops
Also a short visit with Roy Turner to our Local Tackles Shops in San Jose Costa Rica
DESPORTES KEKO of Keko, ( Carlos ) Many time National Champion
GILCA the place of Mr Carlos Barantes Carlos a true Wworld Travel Angler is since long IGFA representative in Costa Rica..
We had no time in this trip to go and say hello to the third place BORBON, who is the Rapalla distributor in Costa Rica.. A very active Company always ready to help , sponsoring the Local Tournaments.. Many of the staff are member of the other Fishing club in Costa Rica: Club National de Pesca.. ( Specialise in Shore fishing as well in Fresh and salt Water )
I will be Glad to forward adress and give more infos upon fishing in Costa Rica ... Tackle Shop, Fishing Clubs...
Contact: Philippe Tisseaux
Tel (506) 395 50 53
San Carlos Sport Fishing
English Site: http://www.nicaraguafishing.com/
Site en Francais: http://www.pecheautarpon.com/
Tel 506 395 50 53 Costa Rica