Three Costa Rican teams will participate in the Black Bass World Tournament, in Nuevo León, Mexico from October 29 to November 4.
Black-bass is a well-known fish in the sport fishing sector. Its scientific name is Micropterus salmoides and is popularly known as perch, blasblas or – in Costa Rica – black bass.
The 3 teams are represented by the Costa Rican Fisheries Federation (Fecop). This organization reported that Costa Rica will compete with representations from Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Russia, Korea, Mexico, the United States, Canada, Venezuela, Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Panama.
Carlos Cavero, competitor and president of the Fecop, pointed out that for a tico sport fisherman, this type of fishing that will take place in the tournament is “a dream”.
“It is the sigh for what was out of our hands, at least until December 2017, the year Fecop became part of the Pan-American Sports Fishing Delegation and in February 2018 we had the opportunity to compete to Florida, with the best in that country, “said Cavero.
On that occasion 8 months ago, the Ticos won the bronze, after competing with Mexico and Canada, countries traditionally fishermen of bass. The patriotic teams will participate in pairs:
Luis Gima Monge and Mauricio Monge
Alberto Gutiérrez and Edgar Cruz
Carlos Cavero and Jorge Narvaez
“We are going to represent Costa Rica in a global feat, in the sport that we like, against 15 federated countries around the world. This must be the most exciting thing that has happened to us. We go with everything, although we do not have Lobinas in Costa Rica, we know how to fish, “said Cavero.
The event will be at El Cuchillo Lake, which has an area of 18,000 hectares (180 square kilometers). The site is located in the municipality of China, state of Nuevo León, northeast of Mexico.
In that lake live black bass or black bass, with sizes called “trophy”. Fecop said that in 2009 he broke the record of the FIPSed World Championship, 6,060 kg. of the fish specimen (Fédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive, based in Rome).
“I am sure that the athletes of each participating nation, united with the directors, coaches and juries, will enjoy, appreciate the world famous Mexican hospitality,” said Luis Miguel Garcia, president of the A.C de Mexico Sports Fishing Federation.