IX Marina Rubicón Marlin Cup in Lanzarote

There are going to be some epic sea battles off Lanzarote’s shores in September as man goes up against what is considered by many professional fisherman to be the equivalent of the Barcelona of big game fishing; the sleek, blue and very dangerous marlin fish.

The IX Marina Rubicón Marlin Cup is three days of competition fishing followed by a post tournament blow out party at the port of Playa Blanca. It is also a qualifier for the IGFA offshore World Championship which concludes in Mexico next year and as such is bound to attract the world’s top big game fishermen. Over 50 boats are expected to participate.

Ironically, three days of competitive marlin fishing for marlin doesn’t mean that the fish of the day on menus in Lanzarote‘s restaurants is going to be what you might think is the obvious. The IGFA have a strong conservationist policy and are currently running a ‘Take Marlin Off the Menu’ campaign because of concerns about the threat to marlin populations posed by commercial overfishing.

The IX Marina Rubicón Marlin Cup takes place from 15th to 17th September 2011 at Playa Blanca.