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Billfish Tournament Guide

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

February Billfish Tournaments

March Billfish Tournaments

  • Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Champ
    Date: March 2-6, 2021
    Location: Key Largo, Florida
    Region: Florida East Coast
    Marlin Madness Qualifying Event


    Great Marlin Open Tournament
    Date: March 9-14, 2020
    Location: Aitutaki, Cook Islands

    Region: International


    Marina Casa de Campo Open 

    Date: Mar. 12-14, 2020

    Location: La Romana, Dominican Republic 

    Region: Caribbean Sea


    Gamex 2019 

    Date: March 13-21, 2020 

    Location: Exmouth, Western Australia 

    Region: Australia

  • Quepos Billfish Cup 

    Date: March 19-21, 2020 

    Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 

    Region: Central America 

    Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 


    Halco Abrolhos Islands Game Fishing Tournament
    Date: March 21-27, 2020
    Location: Albrolhols Islands, Western Australia
    Region: Australia


    Ocean Reef Sailfish Classic
    Date: March 26-28, 2020
    Location: Key Largo, Florida
    Region: Florida East Coast

  • Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, Leg III 

    Date: March 17-20, 2021

    Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica 

    Region: Central America 

    Marlin Madness Qualifying Event


    The Masters Angling Tournament
    Date: Feb. 28-March 4, 2021
    Location: Los Sueños, Costa Rica
    Region: Central America


    Marlin Madness Tournament 

    Date: March 31-April 4, 2020 

    Location: Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago 

    Region: Caribbean Sea 

    Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

April Billfish Tournaments

  • Viking Yachts Key West Challenge 

    Date: April 7-11, 2021

    Location: Key West, Florida 

    Region: Florida East Coast 

    Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

     

    Final Sail 

    Date:  April 7-11, 2021  

    Location: Miami Beach, Florida 

    Region: Florida East Coast 

    Marlin Madness Qualifying Event 


     White Marlin Roundup 

    Date: April 14-17, 2021 

    Location: Marsh Harbour, Bahamas  

    Region: The Bahamas


    Marina Pez Vela Open 

    Date: April 16-18, 2020 

    Location: Quepos, Costa Rica 

    Region: Central America 

    Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

     

    Garmin Blue Marlin Classic 

    Date: April 17-19, 2020 

    Location: Gold Coast, Queensland 

    Region: Australia 

    Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event 

  • Shimano WA Open

    Date: April 18-20, 2020

    Location: Jurien Bay, Western Australia 

    Region: Australia 

    Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event


    White Marlin Smackdown
    Date: April 19-22, 2020
    Location: Cat Island, The Bahamas
    Region: The Bahamas


    Guatemala Billfish Invitational

    Date: April 23-27, 2020 

    Location: Puerto San Jose, Guatemala 

    Region: Central America 

    Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event


    The Shootout (Production vs Custom) 

    Date: April 28-May 1, 2021  

    Location: Marsh Harbour, Bahamas 

    Region: The Bahamas

    Marlin Madness Qualifying Event

  • Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament 

    Date: April 30-May 3, 2020 

    Location: Cayman Brac/Grand Cayman 

    Region: Caribbean Sea


    Barbados International Tournament 

    Date: TBD 

    Location: Port St. Charles, Barbados 

    Region: Caribbean Sea 

    Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event


    Game Fishing Association of Papua New Guinea National Titles 

    Date: TBD 

    Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 

    Region: International 

    Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event


May Billfish Tournaments

June Billfish Tournaments

July Billfish Tournaments

August Billfish Tournaments

September Billfish Tournaments

October Billfish Tournaments

November Billfish Tournaments

December Billfish Tournaments

Tournaments By Region

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U.S. Northeast

U.S. East Coast

Florida East Coast

U.S. Gulf Coast

U.S. West Coast and Mexico

Hawaii

The Bahamas

Caribbean Sea

Central America

Bermuda

  • Bermuda Billfish Blast
    Date: July 15-18, 2020
    Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event


    Bermuda Billfish Release Cup
    Date: July 15-17, 2020
    Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

  • Bermuda Big Game Classic
    Date: July 19-22, 2020
    Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

  • Sea Horse Anglers Club Tournament
    Date: July 23-26, 2020
    Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Marlin Madness and Offshore World Championship Qualifying Event

Australia

South America

International