Marlin University Costa Rica 2020

Testimonial - Laura Hendrick

Testimonial - Phillip Kile

Marlin University is an amazing experience! Read what Phillip Kile has to say about his first trip in his article from Marlin Magazine.

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"Being a first timer at Marlin University I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but the trip exceeded my expectations in nearly every aspect. I learned SO much, met alot of great people, made some new friends and most importantly I caught a Blue Marlin for the first time. I can't wait for the next time I can attend!"

—Mark S. - Panama Marlin University 2021

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"Marlin U has proven to be one of the best ways to hone my billfishing skills; from the hook up to the release. I have developed friendships with other anglers that have extended well beyond the week of instruction. It's a great way to gain fishing buddies and plan future trips."

—Robert K – Guatemala Marlin University 2021

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"Marlin U does everything, you just need to show with an appetite to fish, learn and buckle up for the ride of your life. Where else can you catch Pacific sails, Blue Marlin, trophy Mahi or big Tunas. You will meet anglers who can become great friends and have the same passion for fishing such as yourself. You get to fish with Captains and instructors who are legends and some of the great experts in Marlin fishing. Do it once you will want to come back again and again!"

—SW – Guatemala Marlin University 2021

“Marlin U is the best opportunity I have found to travel to different locations to fish.  You fish some of the best locations at the right times, best boats, and excellent accommodations.  Having the instructors on board is a huge plus no matter your experience level.  Learning from their experience makes is all that much more special of a trip.  By fishing a different boat each day and a different instructor each day almost assures you will see and hear something new to help grow your experience level.  Highly recommend.”
 
 
—Phillip Kile, Hendersonville, Tennessee, Costa Rica MU 2019
 

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"Both new and seasoned anglers will benefit from Marlin University. I learn new techniques best when I have a connection or experience to build on, and our MU instructors took the time to find out what that connection was, then teach the winning skillsets that professional anglers use."

—CGM, Atlanta, Georgia, Ladies Only MU Costa Rica 2019

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"I was amazed at how much I learned from the first day on the boats. I had personally never hooked my own billfish, but by the end of the third day, I had hooked and reeled in 9 out of 12. I have so much more to learn, and this opportunity gave me the confidence to know I can do this."

—DQ, Fort Pierce, Florida, Ladies Only MU Costa Rica 2019

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“Without a doubt, ‘Ladies Only Marlin University’ provides a safe, supportive, and informative environment if you are looking to up your billfish game and acquire advanced skills. Top level instructors will have you confidently hooking up your own billfish in no time at all.  I formed new friendships with other female anglers and look forward to more fishing trips with them. It is so nice to find women who share the same passion for fishing. I have found my tribe! Thank you Marlin University and Marlin Magazine for an amazing experience. Everything was top notch.”

– AK, Bronxville, New York, Ladies Only MU Costa Rica 2019

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“Marlin University is a top-notch program to teach you a hands-on approach to catch Marlin and sailfish. It is great to learn by true pros that have seen and done everything in the fishing world. I would recommend it to someone that is learning are sharpening their skills. I can’t wait to go back.”

-C. Carmon, Costa Rica February 2019

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“I had a great time. I would definitely do it again, at any destination. I would like to thank ALL the instructors for all the information that they provided to me; as well as Jennifer for doing a great job on putting this Costa Rica Marlin U trip together.”

-M. Castellanos, Costa Rica February 2019

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“The fishing trip to Guatemala held at Casa Vieja Lodge exceeded all expectations. I enjoyed meeting my fellow anglers and the 4 instructors. The Lodge, staff, boat captains and crew were of the highest standard. The fishing included marlin, sailfish, dorado and yellowfin tuna up to 90#. I wish to give a shoutout to Jennifer Dudas, the organizer of the event who was always available to ensure that every angler’s expectations were met.”

-Bobby R, Guatemala June 2019

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“Marlin University is a great way to learn and improve one's fishing skills from the best of the best Marlin U instructors. Had a fun and awesome time. Casa Vieja, in Guatemala, was on point with EVERYTHING they had to offer. We are definitely going back. Thank You!” -Cristy D, Guatemala June 2019

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“Marlin University is a top-notch program to teach you a hands-on approach to catch Marlin and sailfish. It is great to learn by true pros that have seen and done everything in the fishing world. I would recommend it to someone that is learning are sharpening their skills. I can’t wait to go back.”

-C. Carmon, Costa Rica February 2019

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“I had a great time. I would definitely do it again, at any destination. I would like to thank ALL the instructors for all the information that they provided to me; as well as Jennifer for doing a great job on putting this Costa Rica Marlin U trip together.”

-M. Castellanos, Costa Rica February 2019

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“The fishing trip to Guatemala held at Casa Vieja Lodge exceeded all expectations. I enjoyed meeting my fellow anglers and the 4 instructors. The Lodge, staff, boat captains and crew were of the highest standard. The fishing included marlin, sailfish, dorado and yellowfin tuna up to 90#. I wish to give a shoutout to Jennifer Dudas, the organizer of the event who was always available to ensure that every angler’s expectations were met.”

-Bobby R, Guatemala June 2019

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“Marlin University is a great way to learn and improve one's fishing skills from the best of the best Marlin U instructors. Had a fun and awesome time. Casa Vieja, in Guatemala, was on point with EVERYTHING they had to offer. We are definitely going back. Thank You!” -Cristy D, Guatemala June 2019

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"From the perspective of a person that has never caught billfish, this is a very informative trip. The crews were very helpful. They would allow you to experience success and failure which is so critical to gaining experience. This is a hands on fishing experience!  Thank you for the knowledge!  We can't wait to do it again!”

 

-Ken W. Guatemala 2016

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"My experience at Marlin University in Venice, LA was by far the most enjoyable fishing experience of my entire life. The Marlin U staff is phenomenal and takes care of every possible logistical aspect making life easy for all attendees. The captains and mates as well as the boats were the best I have ever fished, and the fishery was phenomenal. Truly the experience of a lifetime, and I will be attending many more Marlin Universities in the future!”

-Mark S. Venice, Louisiana 2016

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"The bite was on in Costa Rica and we had a terrific time in Los Sueños.  It was our first time in Costa Rica and at Marlin University. Everything was well organized but low key and worked out very well. The faculty was outstanding. Everyone was helpful, informative and were genuinely nice people. The fishing was spectacular. The rookies went 29/60 for the week but did manage to squeak out a win in the tournament! Really enjoyed everything, thanks for putting on such a great event.  We can't wait to do it again!”

-John & Will, Costa Rica 2015

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"It is not possible in any other way I can conceive for me to experience the kind of fishing, location, and instruction by veteran fishermen that Marlin University provides. It was also a great pleasure to meet and share with so many like-minded souls."

-L.H., Miami 2014

"This trip was truly an experience that happens only once in a lifetime! I learned more than I ever imagined and was able to fish with some of the best captains in the world. Not only were the accommodations and staff the best in the business, but I didn't have to do any of the leg work to organize such an action-packed week! There is nowhere else in the world someone would have access to all of the tools and teachers that Marlin University provided. I would highly recommend a Marlin University trip to anyone wanting to begin ‘fishing career’ or to even a seasoned fishermen wanting to fine tune their skills as an angler."

-E.F. Miami 2014

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"It is not possible in any other way I can conceive f or me to experience the kind of fishing, location, and instruction by veteran fishermen that Marlin University provides. It was also a great pleasure to meet and share with so many like-minded souls."

-L.H., Miami 2014

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