April 1, 2016

The Rio Nosara continues to yield her bounty to anglers tough enough to wade into the surf at the river mouth.

Javier aka Rey Robalo scored these 20+ pounders on Easter weekend. Truly a blessing!

Our old pal Manuel wasn’t scared of this 10-15lbs. Snook:

Local legend Carl Wells also nabbed a nice one:

Local man Adalberto Sanabria Venegas did very well to put dinner on the table with this Robalo:

Most recent Carlos Yaniz posted this picture, probably the fattest Snook of the month:

October 5, 2015

As the tourism season enters a two month lull, the Fuppernos (Friends of the River) have been working their tails off at the River Mouth. Check out this fantastic Snook scored by Javier aka Rey Robalo on October 2:

This is the highlight of what has been a great few weeks of river fishing:

Our main man Alejandro nabbed an excellent Snook (above), while our old friend Manuel put some food on the table with a variety of catches:

Local legends also weighed in some whoppers:

Most recently Javier reeled in a wonderful Snook at sunset:

Also the staff of Nosara Paradise Rentals took a break from their off-season maintenance tasks to enjoy a Kayak adventure up river:

Pura vida at its finest!

August 31, 2015

There has been great action at the Rio Nosara this month with lots of excellent Snook catches reported.

Our old buddy Manuel Campos scored this awesome monster:

Also local legend Santos “Fly” Ruiz knocked out a few nice Robalos:

Another old friend Cumi caught the biggest Snook of the month. Look at the girth on this one:

Anglers of all ages bent a rod this month:

 

 

Of course a resource as beautiful as the Rio Nosara needs protection, and fortunately the Fuppernos are on guard with bi-monthly river clean-ups.

As the rainy season approaches in the highlands, more trash gets washed downhill ending up in the river.

This steps taken by the Friends of the River ensure that the blue flag will continue to fly over the Rio Nosara.

 

August 26, 2015

The staff of Nosara Paradise Rentals took some much-deserved time off on the 26th to celebrate Marino, Alejandro, and Grevan’s birthdays. They joined Captain William on the Wanderer for an afternoon of inshore fishing and scored this sweet Rooster Fish release:

Later they enjoyed some tasty cake back at the campus.

Happy Birthday fellas!

River Fishing Report – June 2014

Nice fish, Manuel…but I know we taught you how to take pictures a little better than this! Jajajaj


Javier and the boys from Fuppernos (Friends of the River) are on point keeping the area clean.

The seasonal rains rolling through the mountains makes all the refuse roll down to the river… thankfully the Fuppernos are on the job to protect this fragile community resource.

 

Also some big news for all friends of the Nosara River: after much lobbying and patience the government has recognized the Boca del Rio Nosara as a certified ‘Blue-Flag Zone’.

 

 

Symbolized by this new flag at the entrance, this means steep fines and possible imprisonment for nare-do-wells who dump toxins or other chemicals into the river.

This is a big step in the right direction and all the credit is due to Javier and the Fuppernos…these guys and girls understand that a clean river is vital to the future of the community and will now be protected for the next generation of river anglers:

 

Nosara Snook Tournament Recap

The 1st Annual Nosara Snook Tournament was held over the consecutive weekends of June 16-17 and June 23-24 at the Nosara River.

Organized by the local fishing club Fundacion Pescadores Nosara Fupperno, this tournament is unique because it is 100% catch and release.

Javier Hernandez (President of Fupperno) notes that his club has united to stop overfishing and irresponsible practices that affect fish resources and the balance of marine ecosystems.

By making this tournament catch and release, they hope to improve and change the management of marine resources and raise awareness. You can read the full story in the June 12 issue of the Voice of Nosara.

The first weekend was slow with high winds and uncooperative Snook leaving the anglers wanting. However things fired up on June 23 with several Snook releases on the scoreboard.

The winner was Senor Luis Rodriguez with a 24lbs. Snook released. Regular readers of this report recognized Mr. Rodriguez from his 38 lbs. Snook that was posted here on April 28, 2012. His winning snook weighed 24lbs. and earned Luis the first prize of $200. Here is video of the release:

Second place went to Mr. Carl Wells with this 7 lbs. Snook and $150 to go with it.

Third place was taken by local legend Luis Siler with this little 2lbs. Snook. His prize was $100 which he generously split with three other anglers who caught similarly small fish.

Regardless of fish sizes, this tournament was about far more than money and poundage…The swell of activity on the Fupperno Facebook page has proved that Nosara has a viable, thriving, and enthusiastic scene of land-based Snook anglers.

As this community of anglers grows and flourishes, they are lucky to have a person like Javier in a position of leadership…Mr. Hernandez sincerely cares about the future of this fishery and dreams of a day when catch-and-release will become the norm with Snook tournaments much as it has with offshore billfish.

Finally and most importantly, this tournament provides a beacon for the next generation of anglers and provides them with a moral compass heading that points to a future of sustainable, humane interaction between man and the sea.

“These are those of tomorrow,” said Javier. “We are very proud of participants like these at a young age, and they are great for the sport of fishing. Congratulations and best wishes!”

November 23, 2010

Russ and Nikki’s River Adventure

Adventure awaits around every corner in Costa Rica. Clients Russ and Nikki were on their way home from Nosara when they came upon a washed out bridge.


With no land access to the other side, Russ and Nikki were in danger of missing their outgoing flight in San Jose.

FishingNosara to the Rescue!

After loading their luggage across the river in a sling, it was Nikki and Russ’ turn.

They made it safe to the other side and made it home without further incident.
Great work by Javier, Manuel and Cumi in overcoming this obstacle.

Here is the email she sent to us:

“Thank you!! The trip was quite an adventure, looking back I wouldn’t change a thing!  We will be planning a trip back to Nosara during the “non-rainy” season. The staff at Nosara Paradise Rentals are a.m.a.z.i.n.g.!! and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again.”

 Pura Vida,
~niki~

June 10, 2010

June 10th was a chance for the staff of Nosara Paradise Rentals to get out on the water and do a little ‘research’ for the company. General Manager Javier Hernandez, Concierge Manuel DeCampos, and Chief Groundskeeper Grevin Hernandez had great success on  a three-hour sunset cruise.

They caught seven 20lbs. Yellowfin tunas, a 15lbs. Ponpano, a 12lbs. Amberjack, and a 12lbs. Rainbow runner. Our staff is the best in the business and they can fish!