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OSCAR BENITO FARIAS

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MY STORY

There are so many people in the world who never have the opportunity to pursue the career they love. I’m not one of them. I love what I do and since starting my career in Venezuela, I’m thrilled to say that I’ve learned from so many trained captains in my field, one of them being my father.  Even though I started fishing from such a young age; I know that I still have so much to learn from others in the sportfishing and boating industry, but the immense skills and knowledge that I already have I just love to pass it along to others. 

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EXPERIENCE

What I’ve Done

VESSELS

KARINA
First Mate
Capt. Manuel Maldonado

2008-2011

In charge of bait rigging to catch Swordfish and Tuna species. Overall maintenance of vessel.

CASCA DURA
First Mate
Capt. Bruno Larica

2012-2015

Preparing boat and fishing supplies for leisure fishing and sportfishing tournaments, winning tournaments in St. Thomas USVI and Brazil

USVI July Open St. Thomas USVI, 2014

  • 2nd Place Boat

  • 1st Place Angler (Gabriel Abud)

Royal Charlotte Bank Marlin Tournament at Bahia, Brazil 2014

Santo Andre Marlin Invitational Bahia, Brazil

BLUE BIRD
First Mate
Capt. Miguel Tirado

2016-2019

Tournament wins:

Top Fish Venezuela 2011 Circuit - 3rd leg Validation at Naiguata, Venezuela

  • 1st Place Boat in the Puerto Azul Tournament 

  • 1st Place Fishing Team Puerto Azul Tournament 

  • 1st Place Angler (Jesus Montano) Puerto Azul Tournament

International Light Tackle Tournament Association Puerto Rico, 2016

  • 1st Place Best Boat 

Dominican Republic International Big Five Fishing and Cap Cana Open 2017 

  • 3rd Place boat 

Caribbean White Marlin Tournament 2019 Cap Cana, Dominican Republic 

  • 2nd Place Best Boat  

Captured and release of 23 Blue Marlins in one day currently holds the Atlantic Record of this billfish species since December 11, 2016 Cap Cana, Dominican Republic as Reviewed in the Billfish Report https://billfishreport.com/billfish-records/

BUSINESS STINKS
First Mate
Capt. Juan Colon

2019-2022

Worked with electronic navigation aids, provided boat maintenance, and instructional sportfishing to anglers onboard. 

INVITING VESSELS / ANGLER TEAMS

RIBAZON
First Mate - Angler
Capt. Fernando Coelho

  • Grand Slam capture and release of three types of billfish with Mr. Robson Green

  • The Grand Slam consisted of a Blue Marlin, a White Marlin and a Sailfish off the coast of La Guaira, Venezuela. 

  • This was televised on a TV series Robson Green: Extreme Fisherman Season 1, Episode 1 that aired Aug 4, 2014 video clip

Tournament win:

  • 1st Place Angler XIV Edition Grand Slam PGYC, which corresponds to the 2nd leg/valid of the Top Fish Venezuela 2013 Circuit.

SISU
First Mate - Angler Capt. Miguel Tirado

PICARA
First Mate - Angler Capt. Esdra Pagan

Fresh Air
Angler
Capt. Francisco Raffucci

Fishing Charter first mate helping fisherman in their catch and release tactics

View the BlackTIPH report

68th INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT at San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2021 we won best international team  

Tournament wins:

56th edition of the International White Marlin Fishing Tournament at Cabeza de Toro, Dominican Republic, 2022

  • 1st Place Overall Boat

  • 1st Place Overall Fishing Team

  • 1st Place Angler (Faustino Garcia Rivera)

  • 2nd place Angler (Oscar Benito Farias Salazar)  

XXXII International Light Tackle Blue Marlin Tournament at Club Deportivo del Oeste, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico  2022

  • Our fishing team was the only boat to bring onboard a Blue Marlin light tackle using 30LBS fishing line winning 1st Place in this category

69th International Billfish Tournament at Club Nautico of San Juan, Puerto Rico 2022

  • 3rd Place overall in the international team category.

57th edition International White Marlin Fishing Tournament at Cabeza de Toro, Dominican Republic 2023 

  • 1st Place Team  

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SKILLS

Knowledge & Expertise

BAIT RIGGING

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COACHING & TEACHING TECHNIQUES

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