January 10, 2011

It’s been more than a month, but the crew here at FishingNosara is still glowing from the Loughran wedding. It was the first destination wedding that we have had down here and featured five full days of fishing on the Wanderer, a full-on pig roast/marimba band fiesta, and of course the white-glove service that has made Nosara Paradise Rentals famous. Check out this great email we got:

“Wow—i cannot believe how awesome our wedding was!!! And it was so great b/c of you and all of your staff—especially Javier…we told him that he could add “Wedding Planner” on his resume…ha ha…that man knows how to get things done!!! 🙂 It was such a special occasion and man, we have some good stories from that week!!!”

“Thanks again Craig for all your hard work and effort!!! I know my dad can get a little intense when it comes to fishing, but what other family can say they caught their own food for the wedding reception!!! 🙂 Love it!!!”

Mary Loughran Foster

December 20, 2010

The wedding went off without a hitch on December 21, but their final trip on the Wanderer the next day would be the final test of the newlyweds’ luck.

Clearly the heavens smiled on the couple as their last trip was the most productive of all: 12 yellowfin tunas (10-25lbs.), a 30lbs. Dorado and a beastly 50lbs. Amberjack.

I am proud to say the wedding was a great success. Everything went smoothly and the families had an unforgettable experience in Costa Rica. On behalf of the entire FishingNosara and Nosara Paradise Rentals family, congratulations and good luck in your life together.

December 19, 2010

There is an old saying in fishing that “Great catches start with a lot of problems.” Well on December 20 the Wanderer spent most of the day offshore looking for more billfish, but by days end were staring at the humbling reality of striking out.

As a last ditch effort, Captain William took the wedding party trolling over the inshore reefs looking for the giant lunkers that dwell in the sandy coral bottoms. With only minutes left on the full-day trip, the line screamed as it was nailed by this 70lbs. Broomtail Grouper.

From strikeout to sandwiches, these kind of catches are what make fishing so much darned fun. I think that John’s face (Right, blue visor) says it all.

December 17, 2010

The highlight of the month for the Wanderer was welcoming Rick and Mary for a magical week of fun, fishing, and taking the plunge (into marriage that is, not the water). The happy couple and their families spent the week at Nosara Paradise Rentals and enjoyed five days of fishing on the Wanderer.

On December 17 they got things off to a hot start with a few white tunas and Yellowfins, then they nailed this meaty 20lbs. Cuberra Snapper. With the fishbox already full of these tasty fish, Captain William pointed the Wanderer offshore in search of the big billfish.

Using our High-Speed Marlin Spread they pulled in this beautiful 250lbs. Black Marlin. Despite the moisture on the camera lens, you can tell this is truly the fish of a lifetime…and this was only the first of five days fishing!

As always, this big billfish was live released unharmed.