In celebration of Children’s Day, El Día Del Niño, the first Kids Fishing Tournament will be held on April 26 at the Nuevo Vallarta Marina at 8:00 AM. Entry is free and only requires an adult accompany each child.
Space is limited to 500 children and will be divided into Category A, two to six years and Category B of seven to 12 years. The friendly competition will be held between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM and move on to an awards ceremony.
Thanks to the support of sponsors, participants will receive a free event t-shirt, fishing gear, snacks, drinks, toys, plus attractive prizes for winners in each category.
“We strive to do a professional job, so this event provides an afternoon of fun for children and parents in a family environment,” explained the president of the Fishing Club, David Camacho Zaragoza.
It seeks to promote the culture of sport fishing, under the parameters of care and respect for the environment, and to promote the area as a fishing destination to a younger generation.
A fundamental part to develop the skills of fishing for children is parental guidance; however parents may not assist children in catching fish during the tournament.
Some rules to note are: Children must be maintained at all times by the parents, may fish only at authorized docks, all fish are weighed, recorded, and released.
In Mexico, Children’s Day is celebrated on April 30. It is also known as “El Día Del Niño”. On this day teachers in schools organize the day for their children. In some schools, lessons are suspended for the day. They organize games, music, and the children bring in their favorite foods to share with others. Some families also have a day out with their children. There are special activities for the children in parks and sports centers. Sometimes, also, the children will be given presents by their families. This is the day when children are honored in Mexico. Children’s Day in Mexico started in 1925.