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Puerto Deseado: Shark Fishing Competition See map

Since 1970 Puerto Deseado marks the Shark Fishing Competition within the Ria Deseado, organized by the Fishing Club "Piedra Toba" and the local municipality. Usually in the month of February.

tiburonesThe Leopard Shark is the only one allowed for fishing.

The area where the competition takes place is mostly characteristic of high and rocky cliffs so it is recommended to move carefully and have safety features such as jackets and ropes.

There are two categories in which participants can enroll in pairs: From coast and Wharves.

The From Coast category (zone A) covers the coastline understood from the Caleta Zar (Bay Uruguay) to the beach known as "Laguna Seca". There each pair of fishing can not be separated and must maintain a distance of 10 meters with the other couples.

laguna Laguna Seca Beach.

While Wharves category (zone B) is located on the south bank of the Ria Deseado between an imaginary line connecting the Canyon of the Port with the east end of the peninsula of Viedma (Wolf Island) and the Cave of Piccinini straight the south bank. In this area, couples can move all over the south bank of the river during the event.

For weighing the pieces are only valid parts removed in category "Leopard Shark" from the 20 kilograms, with a margin of 2 kg. To determine the winning team in each category are added the top three weighings obtained throughout the competition. It is also awarded the largest piece weighing the entire tournament.

pescadoresCompetitors prepare for the fishing day.

After the contest, each product obtained by the candidates can be carried by them or transferred to the Research Center of Puerto Deseado for the study of the species.

The prohibitions of the Competition are:

  • The use of filaments and whips of dual nylon.
  • Use automatic pitcher or lanzaplomadas.
  • Receive or deliver parts between partners.
  • Fish before the start of each period of the competition.
  • Disturb other fishermen in their fishing position.
  • Fish outside the boundaries of zones established for each category.

For further information contact the Fishing Club “Piedra Toba” (organizer of the competition) to phones (0297) 4870220 -154253610 -154262830 -154196291 or vía mail to:

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