When CBS Contributor Faith Salie asked the question, “Why do men love fishing?”, she admitted that the lure of this sport has “baffled women since the beginning of time.” She felt the same way when searching for answers and found that numerous respondents told her that “fishing satisfies a primal hunting urge.” And unlike other sports, one needn’t be tall, strong, or even agile to achieve success.
Further, you don’t have to be a guy to know your way around a rod and reel. According to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and The Outdoor Foundation, “an astonishing number of participants are now female.” Female anglers are a fast-growing demographic, representing a 35.8% share of participants. It seems women are as enthusiastic about getting a line in the water as guys are!
This Fishing Challenge Awaits
If you come to Belize in the next few weeks, you can pair your stay with your passion by fishing during Belize’s upcoming Marleco Fishing Tournament, scheduled on September 10th and 11th. If you love to fish, this annual event is guaranteed to be the highlight of summer’s end.
This annual homage to saltwater fishing is organized by the Placencia Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) and Placencia Marleco Yamaha Saltwater Fishing group and it’s quite a competitive affair. Entrants amass points based on their catches. Included among the categories fueling this tournament is “Largest Fish Caught by a Female,” making this an equal opportunity event!
Take the bait and stay in Shangri-La!
Tournament participants are booking resort stays throughout the peninsula because it’s a mecca for saltwater fishing fans. You’ll need a place to stay if you’re one of them. The ideally situated Laru Beya Resort is an ideal location because when you’re not casting a line, you can avail yourself of other activities included on the Laru Beya Resort menu.
This seaside paradise has it all: Lovely rooms and suites, gourmet dining, spa services and more. Focus on the tournament instead of worrying about details via a Belize all-inclusive package covering everything associated with your stay so you can concentrate on your fishing technique. Explore resort amenities for additional ways to have fun.
Want to fish and save money too?
You still have time to grab a current Laru Beya special (it ends September 14th) if the resort isn’t fully booked when you make your reservations. If you miss that window, Laru Beya’s add-on and a la carte tours offer a long list of ways to explore this nation’s wonders by land and sea.
Can’t make the tournament? Relax! Laru Beya’s fishing tours are always on the menu, and the variety of excursions from which you can choose are fabulous. From shallow coral inlets and lagoons to the Belize Barrier Reef, find the fishing tour and charter you crave while learning your way around this part of the ocean to prepare for the 2023 tournament! Pack your gear. Bring a camera. You do plan to catch something photo-worthy, right?