Billfish Tournament Guide

Emerald Coast

From the biggest marlin and heftiest paydays to the best parties and the toughest competition, there’s a billfish tournament to suit just about anyone. Here is our comprehensive guide to fishing tournaments for marlin and sailfish worldwide.

Tournaments By Month

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January Billfish Tournaments

Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament
Date:   Jan. 5-6, 2024 
Location: Islamorada, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast 

Lenny Schelin Memorial Tournament
Date: Jan. 5-14, 2024
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Pelican Yacht Club Invitational
Date:  Jan. 8-13, 2024    
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast

Silver Sailfish Derby
Date:  Jan. 10-13, 2024
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Pelagic Rock Star Offshore Tournament  
Date: Jan. 11-14, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica Region: Central America  

Operation Sailfish 
Date:  Jan. 17-21, 2024  
Location: Singer Island, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast

Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament
Date:  Jan. 16-17, 2024     
Location: Islamorada, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast

Buccaneer Cup 
Date: Jan. 23-27, 2024
Location: Singer Island, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg I
Date:  Jan. 17-20, 2024
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica
Region: Central America

Ocean Reef Sailfish Classic
Date:  Jan. 18-20, 2024
Location: Key Largo, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Cheeca Lodge Presidential  
Date: Jan. 19-21, 2024
Location: Islamorada, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast     

Spice Island Billfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 22-26, 2024
Location: St. Georges, Grenada  
Region: Caribbean Sea  

The Masters Angling Tournament 
Date:  Jan. 23-26, 2024
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America

South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition 
Date: Jan. 21-27, 2024
Location: Le Morne Anglers Club, Black River Mauritius
International
Region: International 

IGFA Light Tackle Open
Date: Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2024 
Location: Palm Beach Shores, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast

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February Billfish Tournaments

Miami Billfish Tournament of Champions
Date:  Feb. 1-3, 2024     
Location: Miami Beach, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast

Louisiana Tuna & Wahoo Classic
Date:  Feb. 1-Mar. 30, 2024     
Location: Louisiana, USA  
Region: U.S. Gulf Coast

PMG Eldorado International Tournament
Date:  Feb. 2-4, 2024
Location: New Zealand 
Region: Pacific Islands

Rooster Rodeo
Date:  Feb. 3, 2024    
Location:  Quepos, Costa Rica
Region: Central America

Gold Cup Invitational Fishing Tournament  
Date: Feb. 6-10, 2024
Location: Palm Beach, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast

Sunshine Coast GFC Classic 
Date: Feb. 7-8, 2024 
Location: Buddina, Queensland 
Region: Australia 

Pescadora Billfish Championship 
Date: Feb. 15-17, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America

Island Time Fishing Tournament 
Date: Feb. 20-24, 2024
Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico

Sailfish Challenge 
Date: Feb. 21-25, 2024
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast  

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg II
Date: Feb. 21-24, 2024
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica
Region: Central America

New South Wales Interclub 
Date:  Feb. 22-25, 2024
Location: Port Stephens, New South Wales 
Region: Australia

March Billfish Tournaments

Copa Cofradia Punta Sal
Date:  Mar. 3-4, 2023     
Location:  Peru
Region: South America

Watamu Fishing Festival
Dates: Mar. 5-6, 2023
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Region: International

Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Championship
Date: Mar. 5-9, 2024
Location: South Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Sailfish Slam
Date:  Mar. 8-9, 2024    
Location:  Quepos, Costa Rica
Region: Central America

Kenya International Billfish Tournament
Date: Mar. 10-14, 2022
Location: Diani, Kenya
Region: International

Marina Pez Vela Open
Date: Mar. 12-13, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg III
Date: Mar. 13-16, 2024
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America 

South Coast Blue Marlin Open
Date:  Mar. 16-19, 2023     
Location:  Kenya
Region: Africa

Gamex 2024
Date: Mar. 8-16, 2024 
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland 
Region: Australia

April Billfish Tournaments

Viking Yachts Key West Challenge 
Date: Apr. 3-6, 2024
Location: Key West, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 

Lazy Marlin Hunt
Date: Apr. 5-7, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii

OCLTC 77th Annual Derby
Date:  April 6-11, 2024
Location:  Casa Vieja, Guatemala
Region: U.S. West Coast and Mexico
 

Chub Cay Invitational
Date: Apr. 7-9, 2024
Location: Chub Cay, Bahamas
Region: The Bahamas

Sir Charles Williams International Tournament
Date:  Apr. 9-15, 2024    
Location:  Barbados
Region: Caribbean Sea

Final Sail 
Date: Apr. 10-13, 2024 Location: Miami Beach, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast

Marina Casa de Campo Open
Date:  Apr. 16-18, 2023     
Location:  Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean Sea

Costa Offshore World Championship Marlin Icon
Date: Apr. 14-19, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America 

Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament 
Date: Apr. 23-30, 2024
Location: Cayman Brac/Grand Cayman 
Region: Caribbean Sea

40th Annual International Marlin Madness Game Fishing Tournament
Date:  Apr. 25-29, 2023     
Location:  Trinidad & Tobago
Region: Caribbean Sea

Lyford Cay Invitational Offshore Tournament
Date:  Apr. 27-29, 2023     
Location: Lyford Cay, Bahamas
Region: Bahamas

SIGFA International Tournament
Date:  Apr. 29- May 6, 2023     
Location:  Samoa
Region: Pacific Islands

Port Hacking 100 (Sydney, NSW) 
Date: TBD
Location: Burraneer, New South Wales 
Region: Australia

May Billfish Tournaments

Date: May 1 – June 8, 2024
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Region: East Coast
 
MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date:  May 1-Sept. 30, 2024
Location: Gulf Coast, East Coast, and Hawaii
Regions: Gulf Coast, East Coast, and Hawaii
 
Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic 
Date: May 1-4, 2024
Location: Grand Isle, Louisiana 
Region: Gulf Coast
 
Swordfish Showdown
Date:  May 1-31, 2024 
Location:  Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Texas
Region: U.S. Gulf Coast
 
The Shootout (Production vs Custom)
Date: May 1-4, 2024
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 
Region: The Bahamas
 
Bohicket Marina Billfish Invitational 
Date: May 8-11, 2024
Location: John’s Island, South Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
 
Baker’s Bay Invitational 
Date: May 8-11, 2024
Location: Baker’s Bay, Bahamas 
Region: The Bahamas
 
The Invitational
Date: May 9-11, 2024
Location: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Region: Gulf Coast

Armed Forces Shootout
Date: May 9 – 11, 2024
Location: Abaco Beach Resort, Bahamas
Region: The Bahamas 

Hatteras Village Offshore Open 
Date: May 14-18, 2024 
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 

Northeast Florida Marlin Association Bluewater Tournament
Date:  May 8-11, 2024
Location: St. Augustine, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 

Savannah Sport Fishing Club Bluewater Invitational Tournament 
Date: May 13-18, 2024
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Region: US East Coast

Orange Beach Billfish Classic 
Date: May 14-19, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Custom Shootout
Date: May 15-18, 2024
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 
Region: The Bahamas 

Offshore Challenge Orebic
Date:  May 17-20, 2023     
Location:  Croatia
Region: Europe

Gulf Coast Masters
Date:  May 20-26, 2024     
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Region: U.S. Gulf Coast

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament 
Date:  May 21-26, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament 
Date:  May 22-25, 2024
Location: Georgetown, South Carolina 
Region: East Coast 

Walker’s Cay Invitational
Date: May 22-25, 2024
Location: Walker’s Cay, Bahamas 
Region: The Bahamas 

Cap Cana White Marlin Tournament
Date: May 25-27, 2023
Location: Marina Cap Cana, Dominican Republic 
Region: Caribbean Sea 

Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament
Date:  May 25-28, 2023     
Location:  Antigua
Region: Caribbean Sea

Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament 
Date: May 29-June 1, 2024
Location: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Region: East Coast

Elbow Reef Classic
Date: May 29 – June 1, 2024
Location: Hope Town, Elbow Cay
Region: The Bahamas

Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Tournament 
Date: May 25-28, 2023
Location: Swansboro, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 

Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic 
Date:  May 28-June 2, 2024
Location: Venice, Louisiana 
Region: Gulf Coast

June Billfish Tournaments

Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Date: June 3-9, 2024
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Region: Gulf Coast 

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: June 7-16, 2024
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina
Region: East Coast

Rock n’ Reel Hawaiian Open 
Date:  June 7-9, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament
Date:  June 7-8, 2024
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina
Region: East Coast

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament 
Date: June 12-16, 2024
Location: Pensacola, Florida 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Carolina Billfish Classic 
Date: June 19-22, 2024
Location: Charleston, South Carolina 
Region: East Coast 

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic 
Date: June 19-23, 2024
Location: Sandestin, Florida 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament 
Date: June 23-29, 2024
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast

Bay Point Billfish Open
Date: June 26-30, 2024
Location: Panama City, Florida 
Region: Gulf Coast

Kona Kickoff 
Date:  June 29-30, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

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July Billfish Tournaments

Bermuda Billfish Blast Marlin Icon
Date: July 3-7, 2024
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
Region: Bermuda

MidAtlantic Cup Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: July 4, 2024
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Region: U.S. Northeast

HMY Lowcountry Cup
Date: July 3-6, 2024
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Region: U.S. East Coast

Firecracker Open
Date: July 4-5, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii

Summer Shootout
Date:  July 6, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica
Region: Central America

Kona Throw Down
Date:  July 7-9, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii

Tongan International Billfish Tournament
Date:  July 8-14, 2023     
Location:  Tonga
Region: Pacific Islands

Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic
Date: July 9-13, 2024
Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts
Region: US East Coast

South Jersey Yacht Sales Offshore Showdown
Date: July 10-13, 2024
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Region: Northeast

Blue Marlin Grand Championship 
Date: July 10-14, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Kona Skins Derby 
Date: July 11-13, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Billfish Pachanga 
Date: July 12-15, 2023 
Location: Port Aransas, Texas 
Region: Gulf Coast

Bermuda Big Game ClassicMarlin Icon
Date: July 13-17, 2024
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
Region: Bermuda

Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week
Date: July 14-20, 2024
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Region: Northeast

Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament 
Date:  July 17-20, 2024
Location: Edisto Island, South Carolina 
Region: East Coast 

Key West Marlin Tournament 
Date: July 17-20, 2024
Location: Key West, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast

NC Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament 
Date: July 17-20, 2024
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast  

Sea Horse Anglers Club Tournament Marlin Icon
Date: July 19-23, 2024
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
Region: Bermuda

Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge 
Date: July 19-21, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Big Game Komiza
Date:  July 19-22, 2023     
Location: Croatia
Region: Europe

Lone Star Shootout
Date: July 23-28, 2024
Location: Port O’Connor, Texas
Region: Gulf Coast

Carolina Boat Builders Tournament 
Date: July 24-27, 2024
Location: Manteo, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 

Texas Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Date:  July 11-13, 2024
Location:  Texas
Region: U.S. Gulf Coast

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Ladies Tournament
Date: July 26-28, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Region: Gulf Coast

Hawaii International Billfish Tournament 
Date: July 26-Aug. 2, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

East Cape Offshore Tournament 
Date: July 30-Aug. 3, 2024
Location: East Cape, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico

Texas International Fishing Tournament 
Date: July 31-Aug. 4, 2024
Location: Port Isabel, Texas 
Region: Gulf Coast 

August Billfish Tournaments

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Billfish Limited Tournament 
Date: Aug. 2-4, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo
Date: Aug. 3-4, 2024
Location: Flamingo, Costa Rica
Region: Central America

Washington Tuna Classic
Date: Aug. 9-10, 2024
Location: Westport, Washington
Region: US West Coast and Mexico

White Marlin Open
Date: Aug. 5-9, 2024
Location: Ocean City, Maryland
Region: Northeast

Memorial Boris Gruica 
Date: Aug. 8-12, 2023
Location: Kastel Gomilica, Croatia
Region: Europe

Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
Date: Aug. 7-11, 2024
Location: Port Aransas, Texas
Region: Gulf Coast

Alice Kelly Ladies-Only Billfish Tournament 
Date: Aug. 10-11, 2024
Location: Manteo, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament 
Date: Aug. 12-16, 2024
Location: Manteo, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 

Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational 
Date: Aug. 14-17, 2024 Location: Beach Haven, New Jersey 
Region: Northeast 

Cairns Bluewater Billfish Tournament 
Date: Aug. 7-10, 2024
Location: Fitzroy Island, Australia
Region: Oceania & Pacific Islands 

The MidAtlantic
Date: Aug. 18-23, 2024
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Region: Northeast

Big Island Marlin Tournament 
Date: Aug. 9-11, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

International Billfish Tournament, Puerto Rico 
Date: Aug. 14-17, 2024
Location: Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico 
Region: Caribbean Sea 

Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament 
Date:  Aug. 21-24, 2024 Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia 
Region: East Coast 

 

New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club Invitational 
Date:  Aug. 22-24, 2024
Location: Venice, Louisiana 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Labor Day Tournament 
Date: Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Poor Girls Open 
Date: TBD
Location: Ocean City, Maryland 
Region: Northeast

Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club Offshore Open
Date: Aug. 25-Sept. 3, 2023
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Region: Northeast

September Billfish Tournaments

Balboa Angling Club Master Angler Billfish Tournament
Date: Sept. 6-7, 2024
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Region: West Coast and Mexico

53rd Annual Old Salt Loop Billfish Tournament 
Date: Sept. 11-15, 2024
Location: Madeira Beach, Florida 
Region: U.S. Gulf Coast 

It’s a Wrap Tournament 
Date: Sept. 5-8, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Roatan International Fishing Tournament
Date:  Sept. 15-18, 2023     
Location: Roatan
Region: Caribbean Sea

Scrub Island Invitational, Leg 1 Marlin Icon
Date: Sept. 13-17, 2024
Location: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Region: Caribbean Sea

Scrub Island Invitational, Leg 2Marlin Icon 
Date: Sept. 17-21, 2024
Location: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Region: Caribbean Sea

Halifax Nova Scotia International Tuna Tournament
Date:  Sept. 25-29, 2024  
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Region: Canada

Montego Bay Yacht Club Annual Marlin Tournament
Date:  Sept. 25-29, 2023     
Location:  Montego Bay, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean Sea

Channel Islands Billfish Tournament 
Date:  TBD
Location: Oxnard, California 
Region: West Coast and Mexico

October Billfish Tournaments

Puerto Calero Marlin Cup – 30 Aniversario
Date:  Oct 5-7, 2023     
Location:  Lanzarote, Spain
Region: Europe

Sailfish Sweethearts
Date:  Oct. 11-15, 2023     
Location: Palm Beach Shores, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

International Light Tackle Tournament Assocation 
Date: Oct. 13-19, 2024
Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Region: Caribbean Sea

Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Marlin Icon
Date: Oct. 8-12, 2024
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Region: West Coast and Mexico

Malindi International Festival 
Date: Oct. 21-22, 2023
Location: Malindi, Kenya 
Region: Africa

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament 
Date: Oct. 15-29, 2024
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico

Cap Cana Classic 
Date: Oct. 21-23, 2023
Location: Marina Cap Cana, Dominican Republic 
Region: Caribbean Sea 

Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament 
Date: Oct. 22-26, 2024
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico 

November Billfish Tournaments

SXM Wahoo Tournament
Dates: Nov. 3-4, 2023
Location: Philipsburg, St. Maarten 
Region: Caribbean Sea

No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout
Date: Nov. 7-9, 2024
Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala
Region: Central America

Fujairah Offshore Fishing Tournament  
Date: November 9-12, 2023 
Location: Fujairah, United Arab Emirates 
Region: Western Asia (The Middle East) 

SoCal Swordfish Open  
Date: November 8-10, 2024 
Location: Newport Beach, CA 
Region: U.S. West Coast and Mexico 

El Salvador International Billfish Tournament
Date: Nov. 2-5, 2023
Location: Bahia del Sol, El Salvador
Region: Central America

Tropic Star Billfish Tournament
Date: Nov. 16-20, 2023
Location: Tropic Star Lodge, Panama
Region: Central America

Flame Tree Fiji Classic
Date: Nov. 24-26, 2023
Location: Fiji
Region: Oceania & Pacific Islands

December Billfish Tournaments

El Pescado Billfish Tournament
Dates: Dec. 3-7, 2024
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Guatemala Billfish Invitational
Date: Dec. 5-9, 2024
Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala 
Region: Central America 

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
Date:  Dec. 1-3, 2023
Location: Islamorada, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic 
Date: Dec. 11-14, 2024 
Location: Stuart, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 

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Tournaments By Region

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U.S. Northeast

MidAtlantic Cup Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: July 4, 2024
Location: Cape May, New Jersey

South Jersey Yacht Sales Offshore Showdown
Date: July 10-13, 2024
Location: Cape May, New Jersey

Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week
Date: July 14-20, 2024
Location: Atlantic City, NJ

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date:  May 1-Sept. 30, 2024
Location: U.S. Northeast

White Marlin Open
Date: Aug. 5-9, 2024
Location: Ocean City, Maryland

Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational 
Date: Aug.14-17, 2024
Location: Beach Haven, New Jersey  

Poor Girls Open
Date: TBD
Location: Ocean City, Maryland

The MidAtlantic
Date: Aug. 18-23, 2024
Location: Cape May, New Jersey

Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club Offshore Open
Date: Aug. 25-Sept. 2023
Location: Cape May, New Jersey

U.S. East Coast

Bohicket Marina Billfish Invitational
Date: May 8-11, 2024
Location: John’s Island, South Carolina

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date: May 1-Sept. 30, 2024
Location: U.S. East Coast 

Hatteras Village Offshore Open
Date: May 14-18, 2024
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina

Savannah Sport Fishing Club Bluewater Invitational Tournament 
Date: May 13-18, 2024
Location: Savannah, Georgia

Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: May 22-25, 2024
Location: Georgetown, South Carolina

Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Tournament
Date: May 25-28, 2023
Location: Swansboro, North Carolina

Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: May 29-June 1, 2024
Location: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament 
Date: June 7-8, 2024
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina 

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Date:  June 7-16, 2024
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina

Carolina Billfish Classic
Date: June 19-22, 2024
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament
Date: June 23-29, 2024
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina

HMY Lowcountry Cup
Date: July 3-6, 2024
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Region: U.S. East Coast

Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic
Date: July 9-13, 2024
Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts

Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament
Date: July 17–20, 2024
Location: Edisto Island, South Carolina

Carolina Boat Builders Tournament
Date:  July 24-27, 2024
Location: Manteo, North Carolina

NC Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament
Date: July 17-20, 2024
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina

Alice Kelly Ladies-Only Billfish Tournament
Date: Aug. 10-11, 2024
Location: Manteo, North Carolina

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament
Date: Aug. 12-16, 2024
Location: Manteo, North Carolina

Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament
Date: Aug. 21-24, 2024
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Florida East Coast

Silver Sailfish Derby
Date:  Jan. 10-13, 2024
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 5-6, 2024
Location: Islamorada, Florida

Lenny Schelin Memorial Tournament 
Date:  Jan. 5-14, 2024 
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida 

Pelican Yacht Club Invitational
Date: Jan. 8-13, 2024
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida

Operation Sailfish
Date: Jan. 17-21, 2024
Location: Singer Island, Florida

Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 16-17, 2024
Location: Islamorada, Florida

Buccaneer Cup
Date: Jan. 23-27, 2024
Location: Singer Island, Florida

Cheeca Lodge Presidential
Date: Jan. 19-21, 2024
Location: Islamorada, Florida

IGFA Light Tackle Open
Date: Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2024
Location: Palm Beach Shores, Florida 

Miami Billfish Tournament of Champions
Date:  Feb. 1-3, 2024     
Location: Miami Beach, Florida  

Gold Cup Invitational Fishing Tournament
Date:  Feb. 6-10, 2024
Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Sailfish Challenge
Date: Feb. 21-25, 2024
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Championship 
Date: Mar. 5-9, 2024
Location: South Florida

Ocean Reef Sailfish Classic
Date: Jan. 18-20, 2024
Location: Key Largo, Florida

Viking Yachts Key West Challenge
Date: April 3-6, 2024
Location: Key West, Florida

Final Sail
Date: April 10-13, 2024
Location: Miami Beach, Florida 

Date: May 1 – June 8, 2024
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date: May 1-Sept. 30, 2024
Location: Florida East Coast

Northeast Florida Marlin Association Bluewater Tournament
Date:  May 8-11, 2024
Location: St. Augustine, Florida 

Sailfish Sweethearts
Date:  Oct. 11-15, 2023     
Location: Palm Beach Shores, Florida

El Pescado Billfish Tournament
Dates: Dec. 3-7, 2024
Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Key West Marlin Tournament
Date:   July 17-20, 2024
Location: Key West, Florida

Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic
Date: Dec. 11-14, 2024
Location: Stuart, Florida

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
Date: Dec 1-3, 2023
Location: Islamorada, Florida

U.S. Gulf Coast

Louisiana Tuna & Wahoo Classic
Date:  Feb. 1-Mar. 30, 2025     
Location: Louisiana, USA  

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date: May 1-Sept. 30, 2024
Location: U.S. Gulf Coast 

Orange Beach Billfish Classic
Date: May 14-19, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

Gulf Coast Masters
Date:  May 20-26, 2024     
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament
Date: May 21-26, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic
Date: May 28-June 2, 2024
Location: Venice, Louisiana

Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Date: June 3-9, 2024
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi

Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic 
Date: May 1-4, 2024
Location: Grand Isle, Louisiana 

Swordfish Showdown
Date:  May 1-31, 2024    
Location:  Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Texas

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
Date: June 19-23, 2024
Location: Sandestin, Florida

The Invitational
Date: May 9-11, 2024
Location: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL

Bay Point Billfish Open
Date: June 26-30, 2024
Location: Panama City, Florida 

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
Date: June 12-16, 2024
Location: Pensacola, Florida

Blue Marlin Grand Championship
Date:  July 10-14, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

Billfish Pachanga 
Date: July 12-15, 2023
Location: Port Aransas, Texas 

Lone Star Shootout
Date: July 23-28, 2024
Location: Port O’Connor, Texas

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Billfish Limited Tournament
Date: Aug. 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

Texas Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Date:  July 11-13, 2024
Location:  Texas

Texas International Fishing Tournament
Date: July 31-Aug. 4, 2024
Location: Port Isabel, Texas

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Ladies Tournament
Date: July 26-28, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club Billfish Invitational
Date: Aug. 22-24, 2024
Location: Venice, Louisiana

53rd Annual Old Salt Loop Billfish Tournament 
Date: Sept. 11-15, 2024
Location: Madeira Beach, Florida 
Region: U.S. Gulf Coast 

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Labor Day Tournament
Date: Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2024
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
Date: Aug. 7-11, 2024
Location: Port Aransas, Texas

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U.S. West Coast and Mexico

OCLTC 77th Annual Derby
Date:  April 6-11, 2024
Location:  Casa Vieja, Guatemala

East Cape Offshore Tournament
Date: July 30-Aug. 3, 2024
Location: East Cape, Mexico
 
Washington Tuna Classic
Date: Aug. 9-10, 2024
Location: Westport, Washington
Region: US West Coast and Mexico
 
Balboa Angling Club Master Angler Billfish Tournament
Date: Sept. 6-7, 2024
Location: Newport Beach, CA

Los Cabos Billfish TournamentMarlin Icon
Date: Oct. 8-12, 2024
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament 
Date: Oct. 15-19, 2024
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament 
Date: Oct. 22-26, 2024
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 

SoCal Swordfish Open 
Date: November 8-10, 2024 
Location: Newport Beach, CA 

Channel Islands Billfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Oxnard, California

Island Time Fishing Tournament 
Date:  Feb. 20-24, 2024
Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico 

Africa

South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition 
Date: Jan. 21-27, 2024
Location: Le Morne Anglers Club, Black River Mauritius
International

Watamu Fishing Festival
Dates: Mar. 5-6, 2023
Location: Malindi, Kenya

Kenya International Billfish Tournament
Date: Mar. 10-14, 2022
Location: Diani, Kenya

South Coast Blue Marlin Open
Date:  Mar. 16-19, 2023     
Location:  Kenya

Malindi International Festival 
Date: Oct. 21-22, 2023
Location: Malindi, Kenya 

The Bahamas

Chub Cay Invitational
Date: Apr. 7-9, 2024
Location: Chub Cay, Bahamas

The Shootout (Production vs Custom)
Date: May 1-4, 2024
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 

Baker’s Bay Invitational 
Date: May 8-11, 2024
Location: Baker’s Bay, Bahamas 

Armed Forces Shootout
Date: May 9 – 11, 2024
Location: Abaco Beach Resort, Bahamas

Custom Shootout
Date: May 15-18, 2024
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 

Walker’s Cay Invitational
Date: May 22-25, 2024
Location: Walker’s Cay, Bahamas 

Elbow Reef Classic
Date: May 29 – June 1, 2024
Location: Hope Town, Elbow Cay

Lyford Cay Invitational Offshore Tournament
Date:  Apr. 27-29, 2023     
Location: Lyford Cay, Bahama

Bermuda

Bermuda Billfish BlastMarlin Icon
Date: July 3-7, 2024
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda

 

Bermuda Big Game Classic Marlin Icon
Date: July 13-17, 2024
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda 

Sea Horse Anglers Club TournamentMarlin Icon
Date: July 19-23, 2024
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda

Caribbean Sea

Spice Island Billfish Tournament
Date:  Jan. 22-26, 2024
Location: St. Georges, Grenada

Sir Charles Williams International Tournament
Date:  Apr.9-15, 2024    
Location:  Barbado

Marina Casa de Campo Open
Date:  Apr. 16-18, 2023     
Location:  Dominican Republic

Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament 
Date: Apr. 23-30, 2024
Location: Cayman Islands

International Billfish Tournament, Puerto Rico
Date: Aug. 14-17, 2024
Location: Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico 

40th Annual International Marlin Madness Game Fishing Tournament
Date:  Apr. 25-29, 2023     
Location:  Trinidad & Tobago

Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament
Date:  May 25-28, 2023     
Location:  Antigua

Cap Cana White Marlin Tournament
Date: May 25-27, 2023
Location: Marina Cap Cana, Dominican Republic 

Scrub Island Invitational, Leg 1 Marlin Icon
Date: Sept. 13-17, 2024
Location: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands

Scrub Island Invitational, Leg 2Marlin Icon 
Date: Sept. 17-21, 2024
Location: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Region: Caribbean Sea

Roatan International Fishing Tournament
Date:  Sept. 15-18, 2023     
Location: Roatan

Montego Bay Yacht Club Annual Marlin Tournament
Date:  Sept. 25-29, 2023     
Location:  Montego Bay, Jamaica

Cap Cana Classic 
Date: Oct. 21-23, 2023
Location: Marina Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

SXM Wahoo Tournament
Dates: Nov. 3-4, 2023
Location: Philipsburg, St. Maarten 

Central & South America

Pelagic Rock Star Offshore Tournament
Date: Jan. 11-14, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica

The Masters Angling Tournament 
Date: Jan. 23-26, 2024
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica 

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg I
Date: Jan. 17-20, 2024
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica

Rooster Rodeo
Date:  Feb. 3, 2024     
Location:  Quepos, Costa Rica

Pescadora Billfish Championship
Date: Feb. 15-17, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown,  Leg II
Date: Feb. 21-24, 2024
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica

Copa Cofradia Punta Sal
Date:  Mar. 3-4, 2023     
Location:  Peru

Sailfish Slam
Date:  Mar. 8-9, 2024     
Location:  Quepos, Costa Rica

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg III
Date: Mar. 13-16, 2024
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica

Marina Pez Vela Open
Date: Mar. 12-13, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica

Costa Offshore World Championship Marlin Icon
Date: Apr. 14-19, 2024
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America

International Light Tackle Tournament Assocation 
Date: June 17-23, 2023
Location:  Flamingo, Costa Rica

Summer Solstice
Date:  July 6, 2024     
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica

Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo
Date: Aug. 3-4, 2024
Location: Flamingo, Costa Rica

No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout
Date: Nov. 7-9, 2024
Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

El Salvador International Billfish Tournament
Date:  Nov. 2-5, 2023
Location: Bahia del Sol, El Salvador

Tropic Star Billfish Tournament
Date: Nov. 16-20, 2023
Location: Tropic Star Lodge, Panama

Guatemala Billfish Invitational 
Date: Dec. 5-9, 2024
Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala 

Europe

Offshore Challenge Orebic
Date:  May 17-20, 2023     
Location:  Croatia

Big Game Komiza
Date:  July 19-22, 2023     
Location: Croatia

Memorial Boris Gruica 
Date: Aug. 8-12, 2023
Location: Kastel Gomilica, Croatia

Puerto Calero Marlin Cup – 30 Aniversario
Date:  Oct 5-7, 2023     
Location:  Lanzarote, Spain

Hawaii

Lazy Marlin Hunt
Date:  Apr. 5-7, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date: May 1-Sept. 30, 2024
Location: Hawaii

Rock n’ Reel Hawaiian Open
Date: June 7-9, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Kona Kickoff
Date: June 29-30, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Firecracker Open
Date:  July 4-5, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Kona Throw Down
Date: July 7-9, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Kona Skins Derby
Date: July 11-13, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge
Date: July 19-21, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Hawaii International Billfish Tournament
Date: July 26-Aug. 2, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Big Island Marlin Tournament
Date: Aug. 9-11, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

It’s a Wrap Tournament
Date: Sept. 5-8, 2024
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Oceania & Pacific Islands

PMG Eldorado International Tournament
Date:  Jan. 25-28, 2023     
Location: New Zealand  
Region: Pacific Islands

Sunshine Coast GFC Classic
Date: Feb. 7-8, 2024
Location: Buddina, Queensland

New South Wales Interclub
Date: Feb. 22-25, 2024
Location: Port Stephens, New South Wales

Gamex 2024
Date: Mar. 8-16, 2024
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

SIGFA International Tournament
Date:  Apr. 29- May 6, 2023     
Location:  Samoa

Tongan International Billfish Tournament
Date:  July 8-14, 2023     
Location:  Tonga

 

Cairns Bluewater Billfish Tournament
Date: Aug. 7-10, 2024
Location: Fitzroy Island, Australia 

Flame Tree Fiji Classic
Date: Nov. 24-26, 2023
Location: Fiji

Port Hacking 100 (Sydney, NSW) 
Date: TBD
Location: Burraneer, New South Wales

Western Asia (The Middle East)

Fujairah Offshore Fishing Tournament  
Date: November 9-12, 2023 
Location: Fujairah, United Arab Emirates