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Discovery Channel’s Cyril Chauquet picks San Juan del Sur for Adventure Show
Del Sur News
Cyril Chauquet, the “Fishing Adventurer” (his show airs on Discovery Channel and ESPN) picked the San Juan del Sur area as a playground for one of his adventures that will be shown during the 2012 season. The Fishing and Travel show is an entertaining one hour program where Chauquet gets involved in some of the most unusual activities, meets some locals, and of course goes fishing.
His SJdS adventure started on the beach front in the bay of SJdS photographing some local surfers. Right after that he jumped on a local bus heading to Playa El Coco. He made “La Veranera” guest house his base camp and did a little surfing and fishing with Jim Henderson and Ina Fusko, the proprietors of the lodge.
Some of the highlights of the show will be “River Shrimping” with Douglas and Luis in the bush about 10kms behind Tortuga. The most unusual segment was casting into the surf off of one of Rancho Chilamate’s trusty steeds called “Colorado”, 16 hands and not afraid of the water. Chauquet rode him in with rod in hand until a wave broke over the saddle and the horse didn’t even flinch. At one point, Chauquet got off the horse in neck deep water, started surf-casting and let the horse walk up the beach on his own! Afterwards it was back to El Yunque Ironworks, at Rancho Chilamate where Jamie helped Chauquet forge his own fishing lure.
Chauquet did some crazy fishing off one of the small rocky islands in front of La Flor where he was almost swept into the sea by a large wave. He caught many Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, and Bonitos off one of the two ‘Fishing- Nicaragua’ pangas but the big Rooster Fish he had hoped for eluded him. However, to his surprise he saw and caught an 80lb sailfish inshore in Ostional when out to dive for octopus on local Elmar’s panga. Some other exciting shots will be the beach launches at Playa El Coco, as the swell was the biggest it had been in months and Chauquet was really impressed with the boating skills of the Fishing-Nicaragua’s Captain and crew; Eduardo, Adolfo and Darwin.