Fishing and floating in Costa Rica

December 28, 2007 by John - No Comments

A recent NY Times article focuses on a shallow-water fishing club that demands passion and dedication from its members. Here’s an excerpt:

25outdoorlarge2.jpgUPALA, Costa Rica — In Costa Rica, there are fishermen, and then there are members of the Club Nacional de Pesca. In my first six months living in the country, I had been content as a fisherman. I had caught wild trout in the mountains, small snook in the surf, even a rainbow-colored guapote in a city park pond in the country’s capital, San José. Then I happened upon some photos from a tournament the fishing club had held. They pictured wild-eyed men kneeling on the foamy edges of dark volcanic beaches, hoisting 40-pound snook, straddling 100-pound tarpon, all caught on light tackle and from shore, no less.

Read the full article here.