It's not often that you have a chance to win a free fishing trip by landing a fish, but that's exactly what's happening this year at the Palometa Club. The folks at the Palometa Club, a saltwater-junkie's dream destination on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, expect to log their 1,000th permit this year. To celebrate that momentous catch, they're planning to give the lucky angler who lands that fish a free return trip back to the club the following season.
Currently, the permit tally at the Palometa Club sits at 869. When the season opens in just a couple of weeks, on November 1, that number will begin climbing. The guides at the lodge are guessing that permit number 1,000 will likely come to hand sometime in April or May. Landing a permit is a momentous enough of an occasion on its own, but with a free trip on the line, there are bound to be some shaky arms and pounding hearts come springtime in the Yucatan.
Obviously, in order to have a shot at catching permit number 1,000, you'll have to make the commitment to taking a trip to the club this year. The folks at the Palometa Club are hoping that the extra incentive of possibly nabbing a free return trip and the excitement of taking part in the pursuit of this momentous fish will be the final bit of arm twisting you need to convince yourself it's time to go chase permit. Me? I'm heading down in November with the plans of landing 125.