Final Results 2020 Pescadora Billfish Championship-Quepos, Costa Rica

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Pescadora Billfish Championship-Quepos, Costa Rica
By That Baja Guy-Gary Graham
Feb 21, 2020 at 1:56 PM

Eighteen million women went fishing in the USA in 2019. Fishing is no longer just a man’s sport. The skill of women anglers has been proven over and over again on ponds, lakes, and the deep blue sea.
Wanting to give women who love to fish the opportunity to compete for a title with the same prestige and class as their male counterparts, Samantha Mumford, co-owner of Premium Marine in Quepos, Costa Rica, founded the Pescadora Billfish Championship, which is an all-women offshore fishing tournament, crowning the World’s Top Lady Anglers.
Mumford conceived of a tournament created for women, by women, that would cater to experienced and non-experienced female anglers from around the globe, giving every skill level the ability to be competitive, and she succeeded.
There is no other fishing tournament in the world with this competitive groundbreaking format. The uniqueness of the “hook and hand/ IGFA Release” rules of Pescadora Billfish Championship allows for anglers to compete, not only awarding the overall teams but the top females in two separate categories: amateur and non-amateur division.
Women from around the world participating in this tournament on February 20-22, 2020, will have a chance to share in this incredible experience and compete to become THE PESCADORA!!!
Join the Pescadora Billfish Championship – the Ladies World Championship of Fishing!
The Pescadora Billfish Championship
Marina Pez Vela
Quepos, Costa Rica
sam mumford
Samantha Mumford
Pescadora Observers
Pescadora Observers
Team caliente
Pescadora shoe
Pescadero girls
Pescadero happy
The Pescadora/Tony Cadorin photo credit
February 20-22 2020
This year we have 34 boats, over 400 people and the action is just starting! The leaderboard for the tournament can be found here:

Pescadero results day 1

Pescadora Outrage
Outrage blue marlin
Photo credit The Pescadora/Tony Cadorin (@thepescadora #thepescadora #@elborrachotaco)
Pescadora Billfish championship – February 20-22, 2020Wrap-up
In·spire: to influence, move, guide, find impressive
The definition of inspire is one of the best ways we could describe the anglers, marketing partners, and spectators that participated in the 2020 Billfish Championship, crowning the World’s Top Female Anglers. 34 teams released 341 billfish in this two-day competition proving that women represent the largest emerging market in the fishing industry. Over 400 people representing 8 different countries descended on Marina Pez Vela, in Quepos, Costa Rica to celebrate the accomplishments of these female anglers.
With a combined 19 billfish released, the Female Angler’s of the Year, Camilla Ingram (IFGA Release Division) and Lori Bagliore (Hook & Hand Division) took home the top honors in this year’s women’s world championship of fishing. Both received an important tool for any angler, a pair of Costa’s provided by our presenting sponsor Costa Sunglasses, along with the coveted pink sailfish trophy provided by Gray Taxidermy, an Accurate reel and fighting belts from C&H Lures.
In team competition, Team Big Oh came on strong with an early lead and continued to dominate, taking home an impressive 1st place finish. The battle for 2nd and 3rd was close for both days, but in the end the ladies on Vaquero managed to pull ahead for 2nd place, followed closely by the ladies on the Grand Slam with their 3rd place finish.
After finishing just mere points off the podium for the last two years in the Offshore World Championship, Tournament Director Samantha Mumford, surprised the fleet with a 4th place award. With a last-second Blue Marlin on day two, Team Outage took the 4th place honor.
Team Stress Reeliever 1 won the Tuna Division with an impressive 184.4 points! Good Day and Grand Slam battled it out for the Dorado Division, with one pound giving the win to the Grand Slam with 28.6 points. Good Day’s team had some very exciting “firsts” this year…. Brandi Froelich caught her first marlin, Grethel Fernandez, Sofia Solis and Shauna Froelich caught their first tuna, and boat owner Cathy Gilmour caught her first dorado!! Alex Voges fishing for the first time offshore, on Mi Novia, caught not only her first fish, but also the first marlin of the tournament at 8:39am.
Gray Fish-Tag Research, continued to show their support for the Pescadora Billfish Championship and female anglers worldwide, by awarding the top tagging teams and top tagging angler with a full-size sailfish mount provided by Gray Taxidermy. The ladies fought hard for these prizes tagging an impressive number of fish. Congratulations to Team Pesacadora and Team Shoe who tied for Top Tagging Team with 20 tags and to the Top Tagging Angler, Britney McCrae, on the Kelly Dawn.
Thank you to everyone for a successful 2020 Pescadora Billfish Championship! Don’t forget, you only live once… so you might as well be a badass! See you next year!
Final Official Results for 2020 Pescadora Billfish Championship
Pescadora female angler
Female Angler of the Year – Hook and Hand – Lori Bagliore – Team Fuhgeddaboutit
Pescadora day 2 female
Female Angler of the Year – IGFA – Camila Ingram
Pescadora Big Oh
First Place – Big Oh – Day 1 Winner – Day 2 Winner – Overall Winner
Pescadero Vaquero
Second Place – Vaquero
Pescadero Grand Slam
Third Place – Grand Slam
Pescadero Outage
Fourth Place – Outage
Pescadero Top Tag Team
Top Tagging Team – TIE Team Shoe and Team Pescadora
Pescadero lady tag
Top Tagging Lady Angler – Britney McCrae – Team Kelly Dawn
Pescadero dorado
Dorado Division – Grand Slam
Pescadero Tuna
Tuna Division – Stress Reliever
Pescadero Video
Best Video – Game Fisher II
Pescadero video
Best Team Name – Chardonnay Castaways
Female Angler of the Year – IGFA – Camila Ingram

Female Angler of the Year – Hook and Hand – Lori Bagliore, Team Fuhgeddaboutit

1st Place, Day 1 Winner, Day 2 Winner – Big Oh – 27 sailfish
2nd Place – Vaquero – 16 sailfish, 1 marlin
3rd Place – Grand Slam – 17 sailfish
4th Place – Outage – 10 sailfish, 2 marlin


Dorado Division – Grand Slam
Tuna Division – Stress Reliever

Top Tagging Team – TIE Team Shoe and Team Pescadora
Top Tagging Angler – Britney McCrae, Team Kelly Dawn

Best Video Submitted – Game Fisher II
Best Team Name – Chardonnay Castaways

34 boats, ~400 registered participants, 330 sailfish, 9 marlin
Female Angler of the Year – IGFA – Camila Ingram
Female Angler of the Year – Hook and Hand – Lori Bagliore, Team Fuhgeddaboutit

1st Place, Day 1 Winner, Day 2 Winner – Big Oh – 27 sailfish

2nd Place – Vaquero – 16 sailfish, 1 marlin

3rd Place – Grand Slam – 17 sailfish

4th Place – Outage – 10 sailfish, 2 marlin

Dorado Division – Grand Slam
Tuna Division – Stress Reliever

Top Tagging Team – TIE Team Shoe and Team Pescadora
Top Tagging Angler – Britney McCrae, Team Kelly Dawn

Best Video Submitted – Game Fisher II
Best Team Name – Chardonnay Castaways

34 boats, ~400 registered participants, 330 sailfish, 9 marlin

2020 Leaderboard
  • Thursday, Feb 20– 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Team registration will be held in the Pelagic Captains Lounge (ground floor). 5:00 p.m. The kick-off party starts on “A” dock, which is in front of the Marina office (next to the boatyard).
  • Friday, Feb 216:00 a.m. Boats can leave the dock; you are more than welcome to watch them depart from the seawall or wish them luck from the docks. Fishing ends at 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Dock social Party dock in the center of the Marina – so we expect the boats will begin arriving back to the marina from 4:15 to 4:30 p.m. Live music, light appetizers, open bar, and some very excited women to follow.
  • Saturday, Feb 22 – 6:00 a.m. Boats can leave the dock; you are more than welcome to watch them depart from the seawall or wish them luck from the docks on their second day of fishing. 7:00 p.m. Awards Celebration – Pesca Seafood House, Marina Plaza (2nd level).
A portion of all proceeds goes to the non-profit organization Seeds of Hope https://www.seedsofhope.international/costa-rica, which focuses on the education and empowerment of at-risk youth.
BDoutdoors.com will be providing daily updates during the two-day event beginning on Thursday.