Mr. Thomas Reckling, winner of the 2009 Tres Pescados Fishing Tournament in San Pedro, Belize, just recently ranked fifth place out of the ten Fly Division anglers at the 2010 IGFA Inshore World Championships. The fishing tournament took place on Tuesday, July 13 in Islamorada, Florida at the World Wide Sportsman Marina. The winner, Robert Collins, is a past 3 time winner of the World Championships and now a 4 time winner with 575 points.
With one of his “BELIZE” labeled El Pescador fishing shirts on he managed to get a few photos sent back of him with one of his 125 point redfish. Mr. Reckling garnered a spot in the fishing tournament as part of his prize winnings for the Tres Pescados Fishing Tournament.
This year’s IGFA Inshore World Championships saw three new countries join the ranks: Belize, Sweden, and Trinidad/Tobago joined the ranks with Australia as the only countries outside the USA to receive an angler invitation.
Thomas Reckling is returning to defend his title at the 2nd annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament this August 12 through 14 in San Pedro. The tournament will host two divisions of fly anglers, a Pro Division (requires a BTB licensed guide) and an Amateur Division (open to everyone and no guide is required).
The payout for the Pro Division is $7,000 and the Amateur Division payout is $3,000. The payouts are divided among the top three winners in each division. From 3pm to 6pm daily at Central Park, the tournament will host mini-rod casting for the kids with prizes; casting competition for men, women, and youth with a chance to win a custom Belize built fly rod; raffles; music; food; drinks and more.
Come out enjoy the fun in Central Park and enter the Pro or Amateur Division – you can’t win if don’t enter. For more information on the 2nd annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament please go to Website.