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 Touranments

Silver Sailfish Derby
Date:  Jan. 5-8, 2022
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament
Date:   Jan. 7-8, 2022 
Location: Islamorada, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast  

Lenny Schelin Memorial Tournament
Date: Jan. 8-15, 2022
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Pelican Yacht Club Invitational
Date:  TBD    
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Pelagic Rock Star Offshore Tournament  
Date: Jan. 14-16, 2022
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica Region: Central America  

Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Tournament
Date: Jan. 11-15, 2022 
Location: Stuart, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Gold Cup Invitational Fishing Tournament  

Date: Jan. 11-15, 2022
Location: Palm Beach, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast  
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event  

The Masters Angling Tournament 
Date:  Jan. 19-22, 2022
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America 

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg I
Date:  Jan. 26-29, 2022 Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica
Region: Central America
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Operation Sailfish 
Date:  Jan. 12-16, 2022  
Location: Singer Island, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast  
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Reef Cup Invitational Sailfish Tournament  
Date:  TBD
Location: Key Largo, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast  

Buccaneer Cup 
Date: Jan. 19-22, 2022 Location: Singer Island, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Cheeca Lodge Presidential  
Date: Jan. 21-23, 2022 Location: Islamorada, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament
Date:  Jan. 26-27, 2022     
Location: Islamorada, Florida  
Region: Florida East Coast  

South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition 
Date: Jan. 29-Feb.4, 2022
Location: Black River, Mauritius 
Region: International 

Mauritius Billfish Release International Tournament 
Date: TBD
Location: l’Estuaire, La Balise Marina, Mauritius 
Region: International 

IGFA Light Tackle Open
Date: Jan. 25-27, 2022 
Location: Palm Beach Shores, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Spice Island Billfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 26-30, 2022
Location: St. Georges, Grenada  
Region: Caribbean Sea  

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February Billfish Tournaments

Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Line, Vine and Dine
Date:  TBD
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Sunshine Coast GFC Classic 
Date: Feb. 10-13, 2022 
Location: Buddina, Queensland 
Region: Australia 

Sailfish Challenge 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

New South Wales Interclub 
Date:  Feb. 25-27, 2022
Location: Port Stephens, New South Wales 
Region: Australia

Pescadora Billfish Championship 

Date: Feb. 17-19, 2022
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg II
Date: Feb. 23-26, 2022
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica
Region: Central America
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Island Time Fishing Tournament 
Date: Feb. 9-12, 2022
Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico

March Billfish Tournaments

Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Championship
Date: March 1-5, 2022
Location: South Florida
Region: Florida East Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Gamex 2022
Date: March 18-26, 2022 
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland 
Region: Australia

Watamu Fishing Festival
Dates:  TBD 
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Region: International
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Halco Abrolhos Islands Game Fishing Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Albrolhols Islands, Western Australia
Region: Australia

Ocean Reef Sailfish Classic
Date:  TBD
Location: Key Largo, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg III 
Date: Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 2022
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

International Marlin Madness Game Fishing Tournament
Date:  TBD 
Location: Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago 
Region: Caribbean Sea 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

Marina Casa de Campo Open 
Date: TBD
Location: La Romana, Dominican Republic 
Region: Caribbean Sea

April Billfish Tournaments

Viking Yachts Key West Challenge 
Date: April 6-9, 2022
Location: Key West, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Chub Cay Invitational
Date:  TBD 
Location: Chub Cay, Bahamas
Region: The Bahamas

Final Sail 
Date: April 6-10, 2022 Location: Miami Beach, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Costa Offshore World Championship 
Date: April 24-29, 2022
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

White Marlin Roundup 
Date: April 14-17, 2022
Location: Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
Region: The Bahamas

Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Charlotteville, Tobago 
Region: Caribbean Sea 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Marina Pez Vela Open
Date: Apr. 22-23, 2022
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Lazy Marlin Hunt
Date: April 1-3, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Region: Hawaii

Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic 
Date: Apr. 25-May 1, 2022
Location: Grand Isle, Louisiana 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

White Marlin Smackdown
Date:  TBD
Location: Cat Island, The Bahamas
Region: The Bahamas

Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Cayman Brac/Grand Cayman 
Region: Caribbean Sea

The Shootout (Production vs Custom)
Date: April 27-30, 2022
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 
Region: The Bahamas
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Game Fishing Association of Papua New Guinea National Titles 
Date: TBD 
Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
Region: International 

Shimano WA Open
Date: TBD
Location: Jurien Bay, Western Australia 
Region: Australia 

May Billfish Tournaments

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date:  May 1, 2022-Sept. 1, 2022
Location: Pensacola, FL
Region: Gulf Coast and East Coast

Baker’s Bay Invitational 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Baker’s Bay, Bahamas 
Region: The Bahamas

Bohicket Marina Billfish Invitational 
Date: May 11-14, 2022
Location: John’s Island, South Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Hatteras Village Offshore Open 
Date: May 10-14, 2022 
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Northeast Florida Marlin Association Bluewater Tournament
Date:  May 11-14, 2022 
Location: St. Augustine, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Orange Beach Billfish Classic 
Date: May 17-22, 2022
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Custom Shootout
Date: May 10-14, 2022
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 
Region: The Bahamas 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament 
Date:  May 25 – 28, 2022
Location: Georgetown, South Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Walker’s Cay Invitational
Date:  TBD Location: Walker’s Cay, Bahamas 
Region: The Bahamas 

New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club Invitational 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Venice, Louisiana 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

Cayman Billfish Rundown 
Date: TBD
Location: Cayman Islands 
Region: Caribbean Sea 

International Light Tackle Tournament Assocation 
Date: TBD
Location: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala 
Region: Central America

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

Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament 
Date: TBD 
Location: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Region: East Coast

Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Tournament 
Date: TBD
Location: Swansboro, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

June Billfish Tournaments

Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Venice, Louisiana 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Date:   TBD
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Region: Gulf Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Caicos Classic Billfish Release Tournament 
Date: TBD
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands 
Region: Caribbean Sea 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament
Date:  June 10-11, 2022
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina
Region: East Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: June 10-18, 2022
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina
Region: East Coast

The Invitational
Date: June 15-18, 2022
Location: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Region: Gulf Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Carolina Billfish Classic 
Date: June 22 – 25, 2022
Location: Charleston, South Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic 
Date:   TBD
Location: Sandestin, Florida 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Pensacola, Florida 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Kona Kickoff 
Date:  June 25-26, 2022 
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Rock n’ Reel Hawaiian Open 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Capt. Marlin Parker’s Marlin Magic Lure Tournament 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament 
Date: June 26-July 2, 2022
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast

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July Billfish Tournaments

Firecracker Open 
Date: July 2-3, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Bermuda Billfish Blast 
Date:  TBD 
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda 
Region: Bermuda 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

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

Blue Marlin World Cup
Date: July 4, 2022
Location: Worldwide
Region: International
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Kona Throw Down 
Date:  July 5-7, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii 

South Jersey Yacht Sales Offshore Showdown 
Date: TBD 
Location: Cape May, New Jersey 
Region: Northeast

Kona Skins Derby 
Date: July 8-10, 2022 
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Billfish Pachanga 
Date: TBD 
Location: Port Aransas, Texas 
Region: Gulf Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Bermuda Big Game Classic
Date: July 3-7, 2022
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
Region: Bermuda
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week
Date: July 10-16, 2022
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Region: Northeast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Bermuda Billfish Release Cup 
Date: July 9-11, 2022
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda 
Region: Bermuda 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Blue Marlin Grand Championship 
Date: July 13-17, 2022
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Edisto Billfish Tournament 
Date:  July 20–23, 2022
Location: Edisto Island, South Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge 
Date: July 15-17, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

MEGADOCK Billfishing Tournament 
Date: TBD 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Location: East Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Sea Horse Anglers Club Tournament
Date: July 21-25, 2022
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
Region: Bermuda
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Lone Star Shootout
Date: TBD
Location: Port O’Connor, Texas
Region: Gulf Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Key West Marlin Tournament 
Date: July 20–23, 2022
Location: Key West, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

NC Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament 
Date: July 20-23, 2022
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Carolina Boat Builders Tournament 
Date: July 27-30, 2022
Location: Manteo, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Yacht Club of Stone Harbor Marlin Tournament 
Date: TBD 
Location: Cape May, New Jersey 
Region: Northeast

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Billfish Limited Tournament 
Date: TBD 
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 

Swordfish Cup 
Date: TBD 
Location: Worldwide 
Region: International

Hawaii International Billfish Tournament 
Date: July 30-August 7, 2022 
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Ladies Tournament
Date: TBD 
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Region: Gulf Coast

Hatteras Grand Slam Tournament 
Date: TBD 
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast

August Billfish Tournaments

White Marlin Open
Date: August 2-6, 2021
Location: Ocean City, Maryland
Region: Northeast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Port Aransas, Texas
Region: Gulf Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo
Date: August 7-8, 2021
Location: Flamingo, Costa Rica
Region: Central America
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Alice Kelly Ladies-Only Billfish Tournament 
Date: August 7-8, 2021 
Location: Manteo, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Ocean City Marlin and Tuna Club Offshore Open

Date: August 8-15, 2021

Location: Ocean City, Maryland

Region: Northeast

Texas Billfish Classic 
Date: August 10-14, 2021
Location: Freeport, Texas 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament 
Date: August 9-13, 2021 
Location: Manteo, North Carolina 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational 
Date: August 11-14, 2021 Location: Beach Haven, New Jersey 
Region: Northeast 

The MidAtlantic
Date: August 15-20, 2021
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Region: Northeast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

International Billfish Tournament of San Juan 
Date: August 17-22, 2021
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico 
Region: Caribbean Sea 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament 
Date:  August 18-21, 2021 Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia 
Region: East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Big Island Marlin Tournament 
Date: August 13-15, 2021
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

Texas International Fishing Tournament 
Date: August 3-7, 2022
Location: Port Isabel, Texas 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

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

Old Salt LOOP Tournament
Date: August 17-21, 2021
Location: Madeira Beach, Florida
Region: Gulf Coast
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club Offshore Open
Date: TBD
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Region: Northeast

East Cape Offshore Tournament 
Date: August 3-7, 2021
Location: East Cape, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico

September Billfish Tournaments

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Labor Day Tournament 
Date: Sept. 2-6, 2021
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama 
Region: Gulf Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Gold Coast Game Fish Club Blue Marlin Classic
Date: Sept. 9-Nov. 4, 2021
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland 
Region: Australia 

It’s a Wrap Tournament 
Date: September 10-12, 2021
Location: Kona, Hawaii 
Region: Hawaii

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

Scrub Island Invitational, Leg 1 
Date: September 6-10, 2022
Location: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Region: Caribbean Sea
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Events

Scrub Island Invitational, Leg 2
Date: September 10-14, 2022
Location: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Region: Caribbean Sea
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Events

October Billfish Tournaments

Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
Date: October 10-14, 2021
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Region: West Coast and Mexico
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament 
Date: October 14-17, 2021
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico

Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament 
Date: October 19-23, 2021
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Puerto Del Rey Billfish Tournament 
Date: TBD 
Location: Fajardo, Puerto Rico 
Region: Caribbean Sea

Black Marlin Championship
Date: TBD
Location: Lizard Island, Australia
Region: Australia

Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup 
Date: TBD
Location: Oranjestad, Aruba 
Region: Caribbean Sea 

November Billfish Tournaments

Florida Sailfish Cup
Dates: Nov. 1, 2021- May 31, 2022
Location: Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast

El Pescado Billfish Tournament
Dates: Nov. 3-6, 2021
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast

No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout
Date: Nov. 4-6, 2021
Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala
Region: Central America

SoCal Swordfish Open  
Date: November 11-13, 2021 
Location: Newport Beach, CA 
Region: U.S. West Coast and Mexico 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic 
Date:  TBD
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 
Region: West Coast and Mexico

El Salvador International Billfish Tournament
Date: Nov. 9-13, 2021
Location: Bahia del Sol, El Salvador
Region: Central America
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

December Billfish Tournaments

Guatemala Billfish Invitational
Date: Dec. 9-13, 2021
Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala 
Region: Central America 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Hope Town United Sailfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Singer Island, FL
Region: Florida East Coast

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
Date:  Dec. 2-5, 2022
Location: Islamorada, Florida
Region: Florida East Coast
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic 
Date: Dec. 2-5, 2022 
Location: Stuart, Florida 
Region: Florida East Coast 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

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Tournaments By Region

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U.S. Northeast

MidAtlantic Cup Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: TBD 
Location: Cape May, New Jersey

South Jersey Yacht Sales Offshore Showdown
Date: TBD
Location: Cape May, New Jersey

Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week
Date: July 10-16, 2022
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Yacht Club of Stone Harbor Marlin Tournament 
Date: TBD 
Location: Cape May, New Jersey 

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date:  May 1, 2022-Sept. 1, 2022
Location: Pensacola, FL 

White Marlin Open
Date: August 2-6, 2021
Location: Ocean City, Maryland
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Ocean City Marlin and Tuna Club Offshore Open
Date: August 8-15, 2021
Location: Ocean City, Maryland

Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational 
Date: August 11-14, 2021 
Location: Beach Haven, New Jersey  

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

The MidAtlantic
Date: August 15-20, 2021
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Manasquan River Marlin and Tuna Club Offshore Open
Date: TBD
Location: Cape May, New Jersey

U.S. East Coast

Bohicket Marina Billfish Invitational
Date:  May 11-14, 2022
Location: John’s Island, South Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date:  May 1, 2022-Sept. 1, 2022
Location: Pensacola, FL 

Hatteras Village Offshore Open
Date: May 10-14, 2022
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: May 25 – 28, 2022
Location: Georgetown, South Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Swansboro, North Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament 
Date: June 10-11, 2022
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Date:  June 10-18, 2022
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Carolina Billfish Classic
Date: June 22 – 25, 2022
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Hatteras Marlin Club Blue Marlin Release Tournament
Date: June 26-July 2, 2022
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina

Hatteras Grand Slam Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Hatteras, North Carolina

Edisto Billfish Tournament
Date: July 20–23, 2022
Location: Edisto Island, South Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

MEGADOCK Billfishing Tournament 
Date: TBD 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Carolina Boat Builders Tournament
Date:  July 27-30, 2022
Location: Manteo, North Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

NC Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament
Date: June 20-23, 2022
Location: Morehead City, North Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Alice Kelly Ladies-Only Billfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Manteo, North Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Manteo, North Carolina
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Florida East Coast

Silver Sailfish Derby
Date:  Jan. 5-8, 2022
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Fish for Holly Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 7-8, 2022
Location: Islamorada, Florida

Lenny Schelin Memorial Tournament 
Date:  Jan. 8-15, 2022 
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida 

Florida Sailfish Cup
Dates: Nov. 1, 2021- May 31, 2022  
Location: Florida 

Gold Cup Invitational Fishing Tournament
Date:  Jan. 11-15, 2022
Location: Palm Beach, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Pelican Yacht Club Invitational
Date: TBD
Location: Ft. Pierce, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Operation Sailfish
Date: Jan. 12-16, 2022
Location: Singer Island, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Reef Cup Invitational Sailfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Key Largo, Florida

Islamorada Fishing Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tournament
Date: Jan. 26-27, 2022
Location: Islamorada, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Buccaneer Cup
Date: Jan. 19-22, 2022  
Location: Singer Island, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Cheeca Lodge Presidential
Date: Jan. 21-23, 2022
Location: Islamorada, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Line, Vine and Dine
Date: TBD
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

IGFA Light Tackle Open
Date: Jan. 25-27, 2022
Location: Palm Beach Shores, Florida 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Sailfish Challenge
Date: TBD
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Championship 
Date: March  1-5, 2022 
Location: South Florida 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Ocean Reef Sailfish Classic
Date: TBD
Location: Key Largo, Florida

Viking Yachts Key West Challenge
Date: April 6-9, 2022
Location: Key West, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Final Sail
Date: April 6-10, 2022
Location: Miami Beach, Florida 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date:  May 1, 2022-Sept. 1, 2022
Location: Pensacola, FL 

Northeast Florida Marlin Association Bluewater Tournament
Date:  May 11-14, 2022 
Location: St. Augustine, Florida 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

El Pescado Billfish Tournament
Dates: Nov. 3-6, 2021 
Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Key West Marlin Tournament
Date:   July 20–23, 2022
Location: Key West, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Hope Town United Sailfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Singer Island, FL

Pirate’s Cove Sailfish Classic
Date: Dec. 2-5, 2022
Location: Stuart, Florida

Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
Date: Dec. 2-5, 2021
Location: Islamorada, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Tournament
Date: Jan. 7-9, 2022
Location: Stuart, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

U.S. Gulf Coast

MONGO Offshore Challenge
Date:  May 1, 2022-Sept. 1, 2022
Location: Pensacola, FL 

Orange Beach Billfish Classic
Date: May 17-22, 2022
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic
Date: TBD
Location: Venice, Louisiana
Marlin Madnessand Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic
Date: TBD
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic 
Date: Apr. 25-May 1, 2022 
Location: Grand Isle, Louisiana 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
Date:  TBD  
Location: Sandestin, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

The Invitational
Date: June 15-18, 2022
Location: The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Blue Marlin Grand Championship
Date:  July 13-17, 2022
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Billfish Pachanga 
Date: TBD
Location: Port Aransas, Texas 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Lone Star Shootout
Date: TBD
Location: Port O’Connor, Texas
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Billfish Limited Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

Texas International Fishing Tournament
Date: Aug. 3-7, 2022
Location: Port Isabel, Texas
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Ladies Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama

New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club Invitational 
Date: TBD
Location: Venice, Louisiana 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

Texas Billfish Classic 
Date: Aug. 10-14, 2021 
Location: Freeport, Texas 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Old Salt LOOP Tournament
Date: August 17-21, 2021
Location: Madeira Beach, Florida
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Labor Day Tournament
Date: Sept. 2-6, 2021
Location: Orange Beach, Alabama
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Texas Legends Billfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Port Aransas, Texas
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

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U.S. West Coast and Mexico

East Cape Offshore Tournament
Date:  August 3-7, 2021
Location: East Cape, Mexico

Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 
Date: October 10-14, 2021 
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament 
Date: October 14-17, 2021 
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament 
Date: October 19-23, 2021 
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

SoCal Swordfish Open 
Date: November 11-13, 2021 
Location: Newport Beach, CA 
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

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

Island Time Fishing Tournament 
Date:  Feb. 9-12, 2022 
Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic
Date: TBD
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Hawaii

Lazy Marlin Hunt
Date:  April 1-3, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Rock n’ Reel Hawaiian Open
Date: TBD
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Kona Kickoff
Date: June 25-26, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Capt. Marlin Parker’s Marlin Magic Lure Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Firecracker Open
Date:  July 2-3, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Kona Throw Down
Date: July 5-7, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Kona Skins Derby
Date: July 8-10, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge
Date:  July 15-17, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Hawaii International Billfish Tournament
Date: July 30-August 7, 2022
Location: Kona, Hawaii

Big Island Marlin Tournament
Date: August 13-15, 2021
Location: Kona, Hawaii

It’s a Wrap Tournament
Date: September 10-12, 2021
Location: Kona, Hawaii

The Bahamas

Chub Cay Invitational
Date: TBD
Location: Chub Cay, Bahamas

White Marlin Roundup
Date: April 14-17, 2022
Location: Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

White Marlin Smackdown
Date: TBD
Location: Cat Island, The Bahamas

The Shootout (Production vs Custom)
Date: April 27-30, 2022
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Baker’s Bay Invitational 
Date: TBD
Location: Baker’s Bay, Bahamas 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Custom Shootout
Date: May 10-14, 2022
Location: Abaco, Bahamas 
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Walker’s Cay Invitational
Date: TBD
Location: Walker’s Cay, Bahamas 

Caribbean Sea

Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament 
Date: TBD
Location: Cayman Islands

Spice Island Billfish Tournament
Date:  Jan. 26-30, 2022
Location: St. Georges, Grenada

Marina Casa de Campo Open
Date: TBD
Location: La Romana, Dominican Republic

International Marlin Madness Game Fishing Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Cayman Billfish Rundown 
Date: TBD
Location: Cayman Islands

Tobago International Game Fishing Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Charlotteville, Tobago
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Caicos Classic Billfish Release Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

International Billfish Tournament of San Juan
Date: August 17-22, 2021
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Scrub Island Invitational, Leg 1 
Date: September 6-10, 2022
Location: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Region: Caribbean Sea
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Events

Scrub Island Invitational, Leg 2
Date: September 10-14, 2022
Location: Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
Region: Caribbean Sea
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Events

Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup
Date: TBD
Location: Oranjestad, Aruba

Puerto Del Rey Billfish Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Central America

Pelagic Rock Star Offshore Tournament
Date: Jan. 14-16, 2022
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg I
Date: TBD
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Pescadora Billfish Championship
Date: Feb. 17-19, 2022
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown,  Leg II
Date: Feb. 23-26, 2022
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

The Masters Angling Tournament 
Date: Jan. 19-22, 2022
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica 

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg III
Date: Mar. 30-Apr. 2, 2022
Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica

Marina Pez Vela Open
Date: Apr. 22-23, 2022
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Costa Offshore World Championship 
Date: Apr. 24-29, 2022
Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 
Region: Central America Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

International Light Tackle Tournament Assocation 
Date: TBD
Location:  Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala  

Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo
Date: TBD
Location: Flamingo, Costa Rica
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

No Sancocho Sailfish Shootout
Date: Nov. 4-6, 2021
Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala

El Salvador International Billfish Tournament
Date:  Nov. 9-13, 2021
Location: Bahia del Sol, El Salvador
Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

Guatemala Billfish Invitational 
Date: Dec. 9-13, 2021 
Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala 

Bermuda

Bermuda Billfish Blast
Date: TBD
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Bermuda Big Game Classic 
Date: July 3-7, 2022
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

Bermuda Billfish Release Cup 
Date: July 9-11, 2022
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda 
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

Sea Horse Anglers Club Tournament
Date: July 21-25, 2022
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Australia

Sunshine Coast GFC Classic
Date: Feb. 10-13, 2022
Location: Buddina, Queensland

New South Wales Interclub
Date: Feb. 25-27, 2022
Location: Port Stephens, New South Wales

Halco Abrolhos Islands Game Fishing Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: Albrolhols Islands, Western Australia

Gamex 2022
Date: March 18-26, 2022
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Gold Coast Game Fish Club Blue Marlin Classic
Date: Sept. 9-Nov. 4, 2021
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland 

Shimano WA Open 
Date:  TBD
Location: Jurien Bay, Western Australia 

Black Marlin Championship
Date: TBD
Location: Lizard Island, Australia

International

Mauritius Billfish Release International Tournament
Date: TBD
Location: l’Estuaire, La Balise Marina, Mauritius

South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition
Date: Jan. 29-Feb.4, 2022
Location: Black River, Mauritius

Watamu Fishing Festival
Dates: TBD
Location: Malindi, Kenya
Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Game Fishing Association of Papua New Guinea National Titles
Date: TBD
Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Blue Marlin World Cup
Date: July 4, 2022
Location: Worldwide

Swordfish Cup
Date: TBD
Location: Worldwide