The 11th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament will officially open on April 12 in the town of Pilar, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte.
“Everything is ready and all the different committees started to function so that all the needs of the anglers including tourists, guests, and visitors will be properly attended to,” Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol F. Matugas said.
Matugas said at least 80 local and international anglers from Russia, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, and Europe have signified intention to join in the five-day event that will end April 16.
Aside from the tournament, there are other tourism activities intended for local and foreign tourist including island discovery tours.
Already considered as the surfing capital of the Philippines, Siargao Island, is now also the game fishing capital of the country.
Every year, two world surfing events are held in Siargao– the International Women’s Surfing Cup every month of June and the Siargao World Surfing Competition every September. By CLC