Almost 3 years since I first set foot in Siargao, this is the first time I have witnessed the game fishing competition.
To be honest, I am not such a fan unless the fish is laid out on the table, grilled. I have experienced fishing recently but it didn’t make me a convert. I realize, however, that it takes a lot of patience to get the perfect catch. Also, it takes a whole lot of respect for the marine ecosystem (aka care for the mangroves, have a close season, say no to illegal fishing gears).
If you happened to be in Siargao during this month, hop on to Pilar for another activity beyond the surfs.