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Fishing Tournaments 2003

Torneos de Pesca 2003

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TOURNAMENT NEWS - Click on a headline to read stories

Tobago Gamefishing Tournament

Mercury Redbone Large Deep Water Cay Tournament

Spice Island Billfish Tournament

Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational

Salinas International Billfish Tournament

Blue Marlin Classic

IGFA Junior Angler World Championship

Florida Billfish Masters

South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition

24th Annual Bacardi Rum Billfish Tournament

Bayley's Kingfish Lodge Gamefish Tournament

Luhr's 37th Annual International Blue Marlin Tournament

La Guaira Billfish Shootout

 

MERCURY REDBONE @ LARGE DEEP WATER CAY TOURNAMENT ?Approved? For ROLEX/IGFA Inshore Championship

Dania Beach, Florida,U.S.A. ? The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) starts the new year announcing its fourth year of the ROLEX/IGFA Inshore Championship Tournament series, an international fishing competition that draws anglers from various worldwide locations. The  Inshore Championship Tournament (ITC) will take place in the spring of 2004 in the Florida Keys, and is expected to include 2003 ITC qualifying event champions. The 2002 Rolex/IGFA ITC will take place May 4-7, 2003 at the Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada, Florida with 40 champions from ITC qualifying events vying for the championship. 

The IGFA welcomes the Mercury Redbone @ Large Deep Water Cay Tournament for its second year as a qualifying event for the ITC, with the winner being invited to compete in the ITC held in 2003. Mark Cooper will represent the 2002 tournament at the championship in May of 2003.  As an ITC qualifying event each participating angler will receive a one-year membership in IGFA. For more information on the Mercury Redbone @ Large Deep Water Cay Tournament scheduled for February 14 - 17, 2003 in Deep Water Cay, BAHAMAS,  please contact Susan Ellis at (305) 664-2002, Fax: (305) 664-9036, or Email: redboneinc@aol.com.

SPICE ISLAND BILLFISH TOURNAMENT Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship"

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The Spice Island Billfish Tournament has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  Spice Island Billfish Tournament is scheduled for January 28-31, 2003 in Grenada, West Indies.  For further details, please contact Robert Miller, phone: +473-444-2220, fax: +473-444-2221, online at email: sibtgrenada@hotmail.com.

X CABO FRIO MARLIN INVITATIONAL Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship"

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The X Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  X Cabo Frio Marlin Invitational is scheduled for January 30-February 1, 2003 in Cabo Frio, Brazil.  For further details, please contact Helio Barroso, phone: +5521-2543-1091, fax: +5521-2543-1091, online at email: pesca@icrj.com.br, web: icrj.com.br

SALINAS INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The Salinas International Billfish Tournament has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  Salinas International Billfish Tournament is scheduled for February 4-8, 2003 in Salinas, Ecuador.  For further details, please contact Cesar Baquerizo, phone: +593-9-997-4655, fax: +593-4-222-4283, online at email: cbaquer@telconet.net.

BLUE MARLIN CLASSIC Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship 

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The Blue Marlin Classic has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament  participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  Blue Marlin Classic is scheduled for March 1-3, 2003 in Fremantle, Western Australia.  For further details, please contact Mark Maher, phone: +618-931-91211, fax: +618-931-91213, online at email: drilleq@iinet.net.au

IGFA JUNIOR ANGLER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE

IGFA is pleased to announce the addition of two more qualifying events for the IGFA Junior Angler World Championship being held in Key West, Florida July 13 ? 15, 2003.  The winners of the Islamorada Fishing Club Junior Derby and the 38th Annual Islamorada Junior Sailfish Derby will be receiving invitations to fish the Championship. These tournaments raise the growing number of qualifying events to 35.

The Grand Key Resort in Key West has been selected as host hotel for the Championship.  The resort is hosting the kickoff party and other activities for the tournament and its close proximity to Key West Oceanside Marina where the boats will be leaving from is very desirable. Tournament contestants will be fishing from center console boats for a variety of species available at that time of year.  IGFA representative Roger Green of Oceanside Marina is helping to organize the boats for the tournament.

Tournament directors of junior tournaments or adult tournaments with junior divisions are encouraged to contact Jim Brown, IGFA Junior Angler Program Director for complete details on how to become a qualifying event.  Parents who fish or have fished in tournaments with junior divisions should notify tournament officials of this exciting new opportunity. 

 For further information contact Brown at the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL  33004  (954) 927-2628 Fax (954) 924-4299  E-mail: jbrown@igfa.org   Website:  www.igfa.org.

Florida Billfish Masters Tournament

Dates for the 2003 edition of the ?Florida Billfish Masters Tournament? have been set for Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23, 2003. The tournament will be held at the Miami Beach Marina, with check-out beginning at 7 AM and the start of fishing at 8 AM each day. Lines out is 4PM both days and the weigh-in is 4-6 PM.

The Captains meeting will be held at the Miami Beach Rod and Reel Club Friday evening from 6-9 PM with the awards being given Sunday evening at the Club.

All boats were required to use circle hooks and cut their leaders to mini-mize any damage to the fish. It appears that the 138 releases, for two days of fishing last year, proves anglers and crews adjust quickly to the new format.

Entry fee in the FBMT is $2500 per boat with 1-4 anglers with each addi-tional angler over 4 costing $625. Pay-out will be 80% of entry fees. Proceeds from the tournament will help fund the future of the Fishing and Conservation Trust, a 501c3 not for profit Florida corporation. For more information contact: Captain Dan Kipnis 1200 West Avenue #1526 Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. 305-672-3807 captdankipnis@the-beach.net

SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN BILLFISH COMPETITION Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition is scheduled for March 6-10, 2003 in Black River,  Mauritius.  For further details, please contact  Jean Le Clos Camoin, phone: +230-483-5801, fax: +230-483-5801, online at email: lmaclub@itnet.mu

24th ANNUAL BACARDI RUM BILLFISH TOURNAMENT Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The 24th Annual Bacardi Rum Billfish Tournament has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  24th Annual Bacardi Rum Billfish Tournament is scheduled for March 9-14, 2003 in Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island.  For further details, please contact  Raul Miranda, phone:  305-234-7386, fax: 305-234-7386, online at email: rvmiranda@hotmail.com

BAYLEY'S KINGFISH LODGE GAMEFISH TOURNAMENTApproved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship

 Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The Bayley's Kingfish Lodge Gamefish Tournament has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament  participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  Bayley's Kingfish Lodge Gamefish Tournament is scheduled for March 10-13, 2003 in Whangaroa, New Zealand.  For further details, please contact Bruce Whillans, phone: +649-309-6020, fax: +649-303-4450, online at email: brucew@bayleys.co.nz 

LUHR'S 37TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The Luhr's 37th Annual International Blue  Marlin Tournament has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament  participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  Luhr's Annual International Blue Marlin Tournament is scheduled for March 21-23, 2003 in Curacao.  For further details, please contact Robert van Vliet, phone: +599-9-767-4627, fax: +599-9-747-0119, online at email: info@cyc.an, web: caribseek.com

LA GUAIRA BILLFISH SHOOTOUT

Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship 

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The LaGuaira Billfish Shootout has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament  participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  LaGuaira Billfish Shootout is scheduled for March 25-30, 2003 in LaGuaira, Venezuela.  For further details, please contact Rick Alvarez, phone: 305-279-3252, fax: 305-279-3167, online at email: shootout@southfishing.com

TOBAGO GAMEFISHING TOURNAMENT  Approved By IGFA for Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship

Dania Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in its fifth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all corners of the earth.  The event will take place May 16-22, 2004 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The Tobago Gamefishing Tournament has been named by IGFA as a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament will be invited to bring its team of up to four anglers to compete in the championship.  As a qualifying event, each tournament  participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA.  The  Tobago Gamefishing Tournament is scheduled for March 27-30, 2003 in Charlotteville, Tobago, W.I.  For further details, please contact Capt. Frothy De Silva, phone: +868-639-7108, online at email: hardplay@tstt.net.tt, web: tgft.com

 

2002 Mercury Redbone @ Large Palm Island Resort/Celebrity Slam

April 24-26, 2002 - Palm Island , Florida

A Fishing tourney started 14 years ago for the fight and cure of cystic fibrosis featuring celebrity fishermen, such as our celebrity host, Ed Marinaro, Clarence Clemens, Wade Boggs, Dan Marino, Ted Hendricks, astronaut, Bruce Melnick, & other professional actors, sports figures & photographers . A 2 day event in the back bay country of Charlotte Harbour, FL will intrigue and excite many anglers & guides. Will you be one of them??? Email us!

Contact: Jill Beckstead, Dean@GLS3C.com, 941-628-1348.

GET THE NET

April 24-28, 2002 - Islamorada, Florida

2002 "GET THE NET" 6TH ANNUAL FISHING TOURNAMENT AT HOLIDAY ISLE RESORT-ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA KEYS. WEDNESDAY APRIL 24TH, 2002 THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 28TH, 2002. OVER $14,000.00* IN CASH PRIZES, $8000.00* FOR BONUS DOLPHIN AND A DRAWING FOR A TRIP FOR TWO TO THE FABULOUS FLAMINGO HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS INCLUDING AIR FARE. WE HAVE LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. DEADLINE December 1st 2001. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DENNIS PETERS AT (810) 945-FISH OR CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB AT WWW.GETTHENETCHARTER.COM

Contact: Dennis Peters, getthenetcharter@bignet.net, 810-945-fish.

24th Annual Mighty River Power Lake Taupo International Trout Fishing Tournament

April 24-27, 2002 - Taupo, New Zealand

A great start to your New Zealand holiday! Awesome prizes to be won. Huge trout to be caught! After the event, go hunting, ski-ing - whatever you like. New Zealand has it all!

Contact: Kirsty Brown, organiser@paradise.net.nz, 64 7 377 3026.

Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Spring Trout & Salmon Derbies

April 26 - May 5, 2002 - All of Lake Ontario, New York

LARGEST fishing tournament on Lake Ontario! Fish for salmon, lake, brown, rainbow/steelhead trout to win over $33,000 in cash. Largest fish caught in each of the categories for each of the 1st nine days wins $100 each. Over $20,000 in merchandise prizes. $25 adult or $40/season pass, $5/youth.

Contact: Alberta Bennett, alberta@loc.org, 888-REEL-2- IN.

32nd Annual Mexico Beach Ling Tournament

April 26-27, 2002 - Mexico Beach, Florida

This year Mexico Beach will award over $6,000 in cash prizes to anglers catching the Largest Cobia (Ling), Grouper, Snapper, Dolphin and Spanish Mackerel. Entry fee is $100 per Boat. For Application and/or more information call 1-888-723-2546.

Contact: J. Patrick Howard, mbcdc@mexicobeach.com, 1-888-723-2546.

ABA of Eastern PA & NJ - Potomac River

April 28, 2002 - Charles County (near D.C.) Smallwood State Park, Maryland

One of six points tournaments for the 2002 season. The ABA is a Buddy Circuit on the East Coast. The top 20 team participate in our local Classic at no cost to them. Come join the ABA excitement!!Visit us on the Web at www.aba-of-eastern-pa-nj.com

Contact: Carl Fund Jr, Cfundjr@aol.com, 215-943-6222.

Bahamas Billfish Championship-Walker's Cay Championship

April 28 - May 3, 2002 - Walkers Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

2nd Leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship

Contact: Brenda Fletcher, bbc@albehrendt.com, 954-920-5577.

The Grove Dolphin SLAM!

May 4, 2002 - Miami-Coconut Grove, Florida

This one-day fishing tournament will have all sorts of activities and prizes.The dock-side party(by Bacardi) will have: free boat washings, free dockage, music, drinks, food, & the Miss Hotfish Bikini Contest! The low entry fee will attract over 50 teams of local anglers trying to win their share of at least $6000 in prizes.An exciting Bimini start from the calm waters of Stiltsville. Boatpix will have their helicopter taking pictures.This event benefits the Children's Home Society of Florida.

Contact: Anthony Albelo, aalbelo@envision-usa.com, 786-256-8669.

Lorenzo's Outboard Club 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament

May 4, 2002 - Miami, Florida

2nd Annual Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, April 27th from 7:00am to 3:30pm. Entry at $50 per angler (minimum 2 anglers per boat). 1st Place $1,500. 2nd Place $600. 3rd Place $300. For more information please call 305-281-3209 or visit our website at www.lorenzosoutboardclub.com.

Contact: Rebeca Gonzalez, lorenzosoutboardclub@hotmail.com, 305-281-3209.

21th Annual Green Turtle Club Fishing Tournament

May 8-11, 2002 - Green Turtle Club, Abaco, Bahamas

The tournament has become renowned for its special flavor that brings together the amateur and the expert angler in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Bring your group of anglers or the family! The waters surrounding the island are almost unsurpassed in their variety of fish including large blue marlin, tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Blue marlin over 102 inches may be boated. All whites and sails are released. A fun fish (non-billfish) category is also hotly contested. Come join us!

Contact: Sue Graves, sgraves@fitertown.com, 954-456-1840.

March of Dimes Trout and Redfish Tournament

May 11, 2002 - Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key, Fl. Sponcered by GRU and the City Of Gainesville. For more details email madmarla@gru.net

Contact: Eric Chapman, madmarla@gru.net, 386-497-4018.

Central Wisconsin Bass Anglers

May 11, 2002 - Birchwood, Wisconsin

Lake Chetac, $100 entry,$1200 for first based on a full field of 30 boats, team tournament, 8 fish limit.

Contact: Craig Kloth, nitroman_71@hotmail.com, (715)748-0768.

Salia open fly fishing tournament

May 11, 2002 - salia, Utah

Fly Fishing tournament May 11, 2002 on private lakes and rivers

Contact: Shane Dykster, blueribbonoutfit@earthlink.net, 801-940-2122.

Bahamas Billfish Championship-Treasure Cay Championship

May 12-17, 2002 - Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

3rd Leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship

Contact: Brenda Fletcher, bbc@albehrendt.com, 954-920-5577.

4TH. ANNUAL MARINA CID BILLFISH TOURNAMENT

May 13-17, 2002 - Mazatlan, Mexico, Mexico

Join the Pro?s at Mazatlan, Mexico to enjoy this traditional, classic and famous Tournament. Able to book your hotel, airfare and boat to participate into this event. Contact us directly for more information.

Contact: Hono Elizalde and/or Claudia Tejeda, basselsalto@lycos.com, 011-52-669-919-2630.

6th Annual Cal Dixon Celebrity Offshore Fishing Classic

May 17-18, 2002 - Port Canaveral, Florida

Friday, Captain's Meeting/Celebrity Mixer/Autograph Session. Saturday, Offshore tournament/onshore activities for general public/Kiddy Tournament/weigh-in & awards ceremony. Dolphin, Cobia, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Grouper (excluding Warsaw), Wahoo. 1st ea. $1,000; 2nd ea. $300; 3rd ea. merch.; Lady's & Junior's merch. (Based on 100 boat field) Activities both days for the entire family! ALL Proceeds benefit ARC-Brevard, Inc. (Association for Retarded Citizens).

Contact: Lisa Mazzarell, fr4arc@arc-brevard.org, (321)690-3464 ext. 19.

GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman's Club Second Annual Flats Fishing Tournament

May 17-18, 2002 - Sebastian, Florida

May 17 - Capt. Meeting, May 18 -tournament - Our second annual for snook, reds, and trout.Benefits children's charities.$25.00 registration fee. Paying 3 places each species, Free registration for jr. anglers 12 and under - trophies and prizes. Join the fun ,auctions & raffles.

Contact: Annie Richter, duckman@iu.net, 772-589-1085.

23rd Annual West Palm Beach Kiwanis Offshore Challenge

May 17-18, 2002 - Palm Beach Shores, Florida

May 17th, Mandatory Captains Meeting, and Tournament Saturday, May 18th at the Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores. Over $25,500 in cash prizes and merchandise to top anglers. Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo and Best Boat = $5000 First Place ~ Second Place = $1000! ~ Third Place = Great Stuff! ~ Junior anglers awards too! $150/boat before March 20th ~ $200/boat before April 20th ~ $250/boat after April 20th ~ Deadline May 17th www.arcpbc.org, in our special events section.

Contact: Karen Haas, khaas@arcpbc.org, 561-842-3213.

Grant County F.O.P. SCHOLARSHIP TOURNAMENT

May 18, 2002 - ANDREWS, Indiana

F.O.P. LODGE 79 HOLDING 6TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP TEAM BASS TOURNEY. 50% PAY BACK, MINIMUM OF $200.00 FOR BIG BASS OPTIONAL BIG BASS POT. TOURNEY PAYS 8 PLACES BY PERCENTAGE. DOOR PRIZES, PLAQUES, BENEFITS HIGH SCHOOLS SENIORS IN GRANT COUNTY AREA AT $500 PER YEAR,,,TWO GIVEN ANNUALLY, LIMITED TO 75 BOATS $60.00 PER TEAM, SALAMONIE RESERVOIR, DORA RAMP, REGISTER BY 5:30 A.M. STARTS 6:00 AM, ENDS AT 2:00 P.M.

Contact: Nils D. King, loadlure@comteck.com, 765-662-9562.

Great Harbour Cay Fishing Tournament

May 23-26, 2002 - Great Harbour Cay, North Berry Islands, Bahamas

Fish for Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo and Kingfish over US Memorial Day Weekend. Only 123 miles from Fort Lauderdale, Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands, Bahamas is a port of entry. While anglers compete, non-anglers can stay at the marina, swim in the pools, enjoy the beaches and hang-out at the restaurants. Fun for everyone. Over $10,000 in cash prizes. $800 entry per boat for 4 crew plus captain. Lots of food, drink & fun!

Contact: Sara Jewell, Sara.Jewell@mindspring.com, 561-391-7737.

Willacy County Young Farmers Annual Tournament

May 24-25, 2002 - Port Mansfield, Texas

This local community service organization will be holding its annual fishing tournament fundraiser from 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at Pt. Mansfield, Texas. Will have both bay and offshore divisions. Bay entries are $20 per angler, offshore $75 per boat (up to 5 anglers) A percentage of the bay entry fees will be donated to the "Teach the Children" organization, while the remainder is used to fund various community service activities throughout the year.

Contact: Scooter McGee II, scootermc@hotmail.com, 956-440-0725.

Sebastian, FL's 9th Annual Blue Water Open Charity Event

May 25, 2002 - Sebastian, Florida

Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Sebastian. $10,000.00 Guaranteed Cash Pay Out - 25 places! Main Board Purse-$7,000.00 - 3 categories - Wahoo, Dolphin, Kingfish! Bonus Purse - $3,000.00 ... Junior and Lady Angler Trophy/Prizes! ... Register On Line at our website or call. Registration Fee: $135.00 per Boat includes Free T-Shirt. Late registration: Sat. May 25, 2002 - 6-9 a.m. Headquarters: Sebastian River Marina & Boatyard 8585 N. US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 ... Marker 55 ICW

Contact: Rappy Perez, info@bluewateropen.com, 772-664-0896.

Lake City Firefighters Association 4th Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament

May 25, 2002 - Horseshoe Beach, Florida

Horseshoe Beach,Fl 7am Till 4pm entry fee $30.00 per-person 1800.00 purse for complete details and rules email dcwilson@isgroup.net

Contact: Don Wilson, dcwilson@isgroup.net, 1-386-755-9661.

Bahamas Billfish Championship-Harbour Island Championship

June 2-10, 2002 - Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, Bahamas

4th Leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship

Contact: Brenda Fletcher, bbc@albehrendt.com, 954-920-5577.

Firemen's Fishing Festival

June 5-7, 2002 - Miami, Florida

Dolphin tournament for charities. Boats 35ft and under.Boat must be regestered in tournament by a Fl. certified Firefighter or police officer.

Contact: John Martin, jthor1949@shadow.net, 305-271-3890.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic

June 5-9, 2002 - Biloxi, Mississippi

One of the most fun filled tournaments on the Gulf Coast. Cash/Awards over $850,000.

Contact: Bill McLellan, director@marlininternational.com, 850-438-6811.

Lithuanian Open Carp Cup

June 5-9, 2002 - Varėna, USSR (former)

Competition duration 100 hours non-stop fishing with prizes. Lithuania is an independent country in the center of Europe. Please contact me for general rules and information.

Contact: Michael Somers, vadostudija@delfi.lt, 0037-035 79688.

Running Mon Tuna & Dolphin Open

June 6-8, 2002 - Freeport, Bahamas

Over $25,000 in cash and prizes and a kids division, too. June is tuna and dolphin time and the fishing doesn't get any better or any closer than Running Mon just 75 miles from Palm Beach. Special room and slip rates apply. Buddy Crossing and captain's meeting on June 6. Fishing June 7 and 8. Awards bash on Saturday evening. Call or go to our website for more information and tournament news and updates.

Contact: Ta'Shar Cuccurullo, runningmon1@coralwave.com, 242-352-6834.

HomeBanc Mortgage Fishing Derby

June 8, 2002 - Pompano Beach, Florida

The 2nd Annual HomeBanc Fishing Derby benefiting American Cancer Society sponsored by Robert Bare and Associates. Categories: Dolphin & Kingfish. Cash Prizes. $200 Entry Fee for 4 Anglers. No Professional Charter Captain's Please. Captain's Meeting - June 7, 2002.

Contact: Beth Heller, bheller@homebanc.com, 954-418-1500.

Central Wisconsin Bass Anglers

June 8, 2002 - Chetek, Wisconsin

Chetek Chain, $100 entry, team tournment, $1200 for first based on a full field of 30 boats,8 fish limt.

Contact: Craig Kloth, nitroman_71@hotmail.com, (715)748-0768.

Boynlet Inlet Fishing Club's Off Shore Tournament

June 8, 2002 - Boynton Beach, Florida

Boynton Inlet Fishing Club's 2nd Off-Shore Fishing Tournament, this year it will be to benefit the Boy-Scouts of Boynton Beach, Fla./ Targeted species are Dolphin-Kingfish-Wahoo. / Limit of four anglers per boat./ Entry fee $100 per boat and prizes based on number of entries. /The Capt's meeting is at the Grumpy Grouper located at Ocean Ave and Federal Highway in Lantana, Fla. on June 6, at 7PM./ For further info. contact Jay Mullins at jfmullins1@hotmail or 561-243-7944.

Contact: Jay Mullins, jfmullins1@hotmail.com, 561-243-7944.

The 2nd Annual Riverhead River Festival and Boat Show

June 8, 2002 - Riverhead, New York

Events will include a Boat Show, children's casting contest, Maritime Theme Costume Contest, Blessing of the Fleet, Entertainment, Arts & Craft Vendors, Food Vendors and a Raffle to raise money for the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center. ***Vendors are encouraged to purchase booth space as soon as possible!

Contact: Capt. Ray Kelly, kelly@adventure-fishing.com, 631-744-5951.

Lorenzo's Outboard Club Annual Fishing Tournament

June 8, 2002 - Key Biscayne, Florida

$50 per angler.

Contact: Juan Lorenzo, lorenzosoutboardclub@hotmail.com, 786-213-3606.

ABA of Eastern PA & NJ - Delaware River

June 9, 2002 - Philadelphia Frankfort Arsenal, Pennsylvania

One of six points tournament for the 2002 season.The ABA is a Buddy Circuit on the East Coast. The top twenty teams participate in our local Classic, at no cost to them.Come join the ABA excitement!! Visit our Web site at http://www.aba-of-eastern-pa-nj.com

Contact: Carl Fund Jr, Cfundjr@aol.com, 215-943-6222.

Bermuda Anglers Club International Light Tackle Tournament

June 9-15, 2002 - Hamilton, Bermuda

3 person teams fishing offshore for mainly tuna and wahoo. Rolex/IGFA qualifying event.

Contact: James Pearman, jhpfish@ibl.bm, 441 292 2190.

Third Annual Cuban American Heritage FEstival Fishing Tournament

June 14-16, 2002 - Key West, Florida

Entering its third year the CAHF looks forward to an even bigger year with lots of cash prizes. Enter and win additional prizes for making your catch on a Cuban "Yo-Yo"

Contact: Chad Salinero, cfsalinero@aol.com, 305-295-9665.

Third Annual Cuban American Heritage Festival Fishing Tournament

June 14-16, 2002 - Key West, Florida

Fish the beautiful water off Key West June 14-16 2002, and compete for Cash and Prizes. The Tournament offers two angling divisions- the Catch and release Billfish Division, and the Dolphin Division. Both are set in one of the most unique marine environments in the world. This is the ideal time to fish Key West!

Contact: Chad Salinero, cfsalinero@aol.com, 305-295-9665.

Dolphin Days Fishing Tournament, June 15-16, 2002 - Homestead, Florida. Over $17,000 in Prize Money. Contact: Joseph St. Aubin, info@homesteadkiwanis.org, 305-247-2227 x15.
Seaguar Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament

June 16-21, 2002 - Islamorada, Florida

All realese tarpon fly fishing tournament celebrates its 39th year in 2002.

Contact: Tom Siska, mail@goldcuptt.com, 800-393-5381.

Bahamas Billfish Championship-Boat Harbour Championship

June 16-21, 2002 - Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

5th Leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship

Contact: Brenda Fletcher, bbc@albehrendt.com, 954-920-5577.

 

April 4-7, Miami, FLORIDA: Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament. Contact Karen McGinley at 305-598-2525, fax: 305-598-2512, email: fish@miamibillfish.com

April 4-7, JAMAICA: Bowden Bay Wahoo Spring Tournament. Contact Dwight Clacken at 876-922-7584, email: dclacken@cwjamaica.com

April 5-7, ANGOLA: IV Jembas Sailfish Classic. Contact Iain Nicolson at 2442-449035/446724, fax: 2442-449035, email: iain@cemtec.ebonet.net

April 10-14, Bay of Islands, NEW ZEALAND: 5th Air New Zealand International Saltfly Tournament. Contact John Giacon at 0064-9-626-3011, fax: 0064-9-626-3210. email: john@nzangling.co.nz.

April 12-14, New Smyrna Beach, FLORIDA: Mercury Redbone @Large Mosquito Lagoon Celebrity Fishing Tournament. Contact Diane Kudrick at 407-896-1113, email: capt@flatsfishingcharters.com

April 14-19, Abaco, BAHAMAS: South Abaco Championship. Contact Brenda Fletcher at 954-920-5577, fax: 954-925-1033, email: bbc@albehrendt.com

April 17-20, Isla Mujeres, MEXICO: Isla Mujeres Red Cross Benefit. Contact Michael Creamer at phone/fax: 011-52 998 877-0443, email: mcshorey@prodigy.net.mx 

April 17-20, Walkers Cay, BAHAMAS: Barta Blue Marlin Classic. Contact Tred Barta at 631-728-7375, fax: 631-728-7376.

April 18-20, Isla Mujeres, MEXICO: 10th Annual Isla Mujeres Red Cross Billfish Tournament. Contact Michael Creamer, phone/fax: 011-52-987-70443, email: mcshorey@prodigy.net.mx

April 20-21 & 27, ANGOLA: III CABGOC Grand Slam. Contact Iain Nicolson at 2442-449035/446724, fax: 2442-449035, email: iain@cemtec.ebonet.net

April 20-28, CAYMAN ISLANDS: Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament. Contact Donna Sjostrom, ph: 345-949-7099, fax: 345-949-6819, email: fishing@candw.ky

April 21-25, BARBADOS: Mutual/Mount Gay Tournament. Contact David Marshall at 246-428-6668, fax: 246-420-2617, email: marshall@caribsurf.com

April 27, Turtle Beach, ST. KITTS. St. Kitts Annual Sportsfishing Tournament. Phone: +469-9086, fax: +469-7611, email: gary@caribsurf.com

April 28-May 3, Abaco, BAHAMAS: Walker?s Cay Championship. Contact Brenda Fletcher at 954-920-5577, fax: 954-925-1033, email: bbc@albehrendt.com

April 29-May 4, PANAMA: Tropic Star Challenge. Contact Diane Locke at 800-334-6664, fax: 919-496-2873, email: csi1@mindspring.com

April 30-May 5, Cancun, MEXICO: 62nd International Light Tackle Tournament Assoc. Contact Bonnie Powell at 813-689-2496, fax: 813-684-0370, email: iltta@aol.com

May 1-4, Key West, Florida: Texaco Key West Classic. Contact Findlay Sinclair at (305) 294-4042, Fax: (305) 294-4042, Email: fsinclair@aol.com.

May 5-8, Rolex/IGFA Inshore Championship Tournament, Islamorada, Florida. Contact Mike Myatt at (954) 927-2628, Fax: (954) 924-4299, or Email: mmyatt@igfa.org

May 7-11, Boat Harbour, BAHAMAS: Bertram Hatteras Shoot Out. Contact Harrison Hutchengs at 954-456-0104, fax: 954-418-0492, email: harrisonmann@aol.com

May 8-11, Green Turtle, BAHAMAS: Green Turtle Yacht Club Billfish Tournament. Contact Sue Graves at 954-456-1840, fax: 954-456-4468, email: sgraves@fitertown.com

May 11, Miami, FLORIDA: The BART Biscayne Annual Roundup Tournament. Contact Allison Turk at 305-285-0667, fax: 305-285-0858, email: turkallison@aol.com

May 11, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: 2002 Tarpon Tide Tournament Series #1. Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: thetarponclub.com

May 11 & 18, ANGOLA: 24 Horas do Clube Naval. Contact Iain Nicolson at 2442-449035/446724, fax: 2442-449035, email: iain@cemtec.ebonet.net

May 12-15, Venice, LOUISIANA: IWFA Louisiana Redfish & Speckled Trout Tournament. Contact Alene Molle at 561-225-5787, fax: 561-225-5788, email: molle@treco.ne

May 12-17, Abaco, BAHAMAS: Treasure Cay Championship. Contact Brenda Fletcher at 954-920-5577, fax: 954-925-1033, email: bbc@albehrendt.com

May 13-17, Mazatlan, MEXICO: 4th Annual Marina El Cid Invitational Billfish Fly. Contact Cam Sigler at 206-567-4836, fax: 206-567-4940, email: camsigler@aol.com

May 15-18, Port Lucaya, BAHAMAS: Port Lucaya Marina Festival. Contact Raul V. Miranda at 305-234-7386.

May 16-19, Pompano Beach, FLORIDA: Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo. Contact Patti Carr at 954-942-4513, fax: 954-942-2974

May 17, New York City, New York, Macallan CCA Manhattan Cup. Contact David Fallon at 212-848-0801, fax: 212-750-7053, or email: d.fallon@fnysllc.com

May 17-19, Sarasota, FLORIDA: Sarasota Sportsmens Association CPR Tourney. Contact Chris Malkin at 941-366-1004, ext. 301, fax: 941-951-1358, or emial: jc.malkin@gte.net

May 18, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: 2002 Tarpon Tide Tournament Series #2. Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: thetarponclub.com

May 18-22, Cape York, AUSTRALIA: Saltwater Flyfishing Pro-Am. Contact Lou Hatton at 6175-444-0044, fax: 6175-444-0668, email: flyfishing@ozemail.com.au

May 24-27, Orange Beach, ALABAMA: Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament. Contact mbgfc.org.

May 25, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: 2002 Tarpon Tide Tournament Series #3. Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: thetarponclub.com May 31-June 3, Sonora, MEXICO: San Carlos Yacht Club 2nd Annual International Fish Tourney. Contact scycintfishtourney@yahoo.com

June 2-3, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: Million Dollar Mega Money Tarpon Tournament. . Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: thetarponclub.com June 2-7, Eleuthera, BAHAMAS: Harbour Island Championship. Contact Brenda Fletcher at 954-920-5577, fax: 954-925-1033, email: bbc@albehrendt.com

June 5-9, Biloxi, MISSISSIPPI: Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. Contact Bobby Carter at 800-843-4753 ex 7928, fax: 228-436-8787, email: bobbysea@bellsouth.net

June 6-8, Freeport, GRAND BAHAMA: Running Mon Tuna & Dolphin Open. Contact Gary Caputi at 242-352-6834, fax: 242-352-6835, email: runningmon1@coralwave.com

June 7-9, Cabeza de Toro, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Read-Irizarry Billfish Classic. Contact Tom Irizarry at 1-787-834-2145, fax: 1-787-265-4477, email: tomirizarry@yahoo.com

June 8, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: 2002 Tarpon Tide Tournament Series #4. Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: thetarponclub.com

June 8-9, Sesimbra, PORTUGAL: 1st Torneio de Pesca Grossa. Contact Walter Canelas at +962-706780, email: zuca@netcabo.pt

June 8-9, Homosassa, FLORIDA: 18th Annual Cobia Big Fish Tournament. Contact Jeff Garvin at 352-628-0200.

June 8-13, Baja California, MEXICO: Eastcape Billfish Tournament. Contact Steve/Debbie House at 916-649-6733, fax: 916-641-8271

June 10-14, BERMUDA: Bermuda Anglers Club International Light Tackle Tournament. Contact James Pearman, ph: 441-292-2190, fax: 441-295-2290, email: jhpfish@ibl.bm

June 13-15, Port Eads, LOUISIANA: New Orleans Invitational Billfish Tournament. Contact Gino Rendeiro at 504-529-5100, fax: 504-529-3700, email: grendeiro@aol.com

June 14-15, Orange Beach, ALABAMA: Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Junior Anglers Tournament. Contact mbgfc.org

June 14-16/21-23/28-30, Port Lucaya, BAHAMAS: 6th Annual Father & Son Billfish Classic. Contact Artmarina, ph: 305-663-3553, fax: 305-666-6445, email: fish@artmarina.com

June 15, Freeport, NEW YORK: Hudson Anglers Shark Tournament. Contact Harvey Smith at 516-766-5025, fax: 212-587-9617, email: hasfish@aol.com June 15, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: 2002 Tarpon Tide Tournament Series #5 Ladies Day. Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: thetarponclub.com June 16-21, Abaco, BAHAMAS: Boat Harbour Championship. Contact Brenda Fletcher at 954-920-5577, fax: 954-925-1033, email: bbc@albehrendt.com

June 21-23, Orange Beach, ALABAMA: Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Ladies Tournament. Contact mbgfc.org

June 22, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: 2002 Tarpon Tide Tournament Series #6. Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: thetarponclub.com

June 22-26, East Cape, CALIFORNIA: C/R No Kill Billfish Tournament. Contact Steve Crouch at 800-355-6441, email: tandb@connect.net.

June 23-28, Treasure Cay, BAHAMAS: 19th Annual Treasure Cay International Billfish Championship. Contact Lynn June at 954-525-7711, fax: 954-525-1699, email: lynn@treasurecay.com June 29, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: 2002 Tarpon Tide Tournament Series #7. Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: thetarponclub.com

July 1-2, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: Catch the King Tarpon Tournament. Contact Rick Paolillo at 941-964-8080, 941-628-2928, email: rick@thetarponclub.com

July 4, WORLDWIDE: World Cup Blue Marlin Championship. Contact Jim Hardie at 305-551-0320, fax: 305-559-8485, email: scribemia@aol.com

July 8-13, Jacksonville, FLORIDA: BellSouth Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament. Contact GJKT at 904-745-3223, fax: 904-745-3188, email: bellsouth@kingfishtournament.com

July 10-11, Boca Grande, FLORIDA: World?s Richest Tarpon Tournament. Contact Debbi Ricci at 941-964-0568, fax: 941-964-0620, email: chamber@boacgrande.net

July 11-14, Ocean City, MARYLAND: Ocean City Tuna Tournament. Contact Charlie Vanarsdale at 410-213-1121, fax: 410-213-0693, email: cvanarsdale@bscamerica.com

July 12-14, 2002, Paradise Island, BAHAMAS: Bahamas Rotary Tuna Classic. Contact Simon Townend at 1-242-327-7522, fax: 1-242-393-1772, email: stownend@bahamasrotaryfishing.com

July 15-21, Dakar, SENEGAL: Rolex/IGFA International Qualifying Tournament. Contact Cyril Calendini at +221-821-53-22/823-6031, fax: +221-823-7727, email: mbouss@yahoo.fr

July 25-28, Iztapa, GUATEMALA: Ball & Bait Tournament. Contact Artmarina at 305-663-3553, fax: 305-666-6445, email: fish@artmarina.com

July 29-August 2, Kailua-Kona, HAWAII: Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Pro-Am. Contact Sue Vermillion at 808-329-6155, fax: 808-329-7360, email: hibt@konabillfish.com

July 29-August 3-Chicago, ILLINOIS: 94th American Casting Association National Tournament. Contact John Seroczynski at 219-464-1125, email: j.seroczynski@worldnet.att.net

August 1-4, BERMUDA: Bermuda Billfish Tournament. Contact Gilbert Amaral at +441-236-7446, fax: +441-232-0998, email: gama@northrock.bm

August 2-4, Selangor, MALAYSIA: Selangor Int?l Saltwater Fishing Tournament. Contact Ghalim Ahmad at +603-5636-9066, fax: +603-563-69068, email: agahmad@maxis.net.my

August 2-4, Orange Beach, ALABAMA: Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Limited Tournament. Contact mbgfc.org

August 3-10, Kailua-Kona, HAWAII: 2002 Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Contact Sue Vermillion at 808-329-6155, fax: 808-329-1148, email: hibt@konabillfish.com

August 7-10, Port Lucaya, BAHAMAS: Port Lucaya Marina Family Tournament. Contact Raul V. Miranda at 305-234-7386.

August 9 - 11, 2002, Naples, Everglades City, Goodland, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida: YMCA of the Gulf Coast Redsnook Charity Fishing Tournament. Contact Gretchen Nelson at (941) 597-3148, Fax: (941) 597-8415, or Email: gretchen@ymcanaples.org

August 12-16, Manteo, NORTH CAROLINA: Pirates Cove 19th Annual Billfish Tournament. Contact Heather Maxwell at 252-473-3610, fax: 252-473-1172, email: heather@fishpiratescove.com

August 13-15, Little Palm Island, FLORIDA KEYS, Mercury Redbone @ Large Little Palm Island Grand Slam. Contact Susan Ellis at 305-664-2002, 305-664-9036, email: redboneinc@aol.com

August 15-17, Tavira, PORTUGAL: 5th Club Nautico De Tavira/Shimano. Contact Mick Beauchamp at 011-351-281-326-858, fax: 011-351-281-324-741, email: nautico.tavira@mail.telepac.pt

August 16-17, Gulfport, MISSISSIPPI: Sonny Johnson Memorial Billfish Tournament. Contact Rimmer Covington at 228-452-4999, fax: 228-452-0177

August 16-18, Forked River, NEW JERSEY: 45th Annual Forked River Inshore Fishing Tournament. Contact Forked River Tuna Club at ph/fax: 609-693-5353, email: mastercaptjim@hotmail.com

August 17, Corpus Christi, TEXAS: Corpus Christi Yacht Club 4th Annual Offshore Invitational. Contact Billy Holmes or Charles Miller at 361-883-6518, fax: 361-883-3121, email: ccyc@ciris.net

August 18-23, St. Thomas, VIRGIN ISLANDS: USVI/Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament. Contact Jimmy Loveland at 888-234-7484, email: loveto@islands.vi

August 18-23, Cape May, NEW JERSEY: The South Jersey 2002 Mid-Atlantic $500,000. Contact Bob Glover at 609-884-2400, fax: 609-884-0039, email: admin@sjmarina.com

August 30-Sept. 2, Orange Beach, ALABAMA: Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Alabama Invitational. Contact mbgfc.org

September 4-7, Port Lucaya Marina, BAHAMAS: Port Lucaya Marina Small Boat Tournament. Contact Raul V. Miranda at 305-234-7386

September 4-8, Forked River, NEW JERSEY: Forked River Tuna Club Offshore Tuna Tournament. Contact Forked River Tuna Club at ph/fax: 609-693-5353, email: mastercaptjim@hotmail.com

September 6-7, San Diego, CALIFORNIA: San Diego Offshore Invitational. Contact Rich Hamilton at 619-206-6216, fax: 619-276-2662, email: ahamlet2@aol.com

September 6-8, Key West, Florida, Mercury S.L.A.M. Celebrity Tournament. Contact Susan Ellis at 305-664-2002, 305-664-9036, or email: redboneinc@aol.com

September 9-13, Montego Bay, JAMAICA: 42nd Montego Bay International Marlin Tournament. Contact Montego Bay Yacht Club at 876-979-8038/8650, fax 876-979-8262, email: mbyc@cwjamaica.com

September 17-21, Nova Scotia, CANADA: Nova Scotia International Tuna Tournament. Contact Sheila Billard at 902-465-5336, fax: 902-465-7157, email: david.elliott@ns.sympatico.ca

September 18-22, JAMAICA: 13th Falmouth Yacht Club Fishing Tournament. Contact Heather Wates at 876-954-5934, fax: 876-954-5881, email: heatherw@cwjamaica.com

September 25-28, CROATIA: 4th International Sport-Fishing Competition. Contact Tomislav Segedin at 011-385-31-21-1414, fax: 011-385-31-21-5044, email: tomislav_segedin@yahoo.com

September 26-29, Cairns, AUSTRALIA: MSC Marlin Jackpot Tournament. Contact Laurie Wright at 011-617-40952260, fax: 011-617-409-52208, email: captlaw@austarnet.com.au

September 26-29, JAMAICA: 8th Discovery Bay Fishing Tournament. Contact Erica Downer at 876-925-0893, fax: 876-931-5234, email: discoverybay@kasnet.com

September 26-29, Cairns, AUSTRALIA: MSC Marlin Jackpot Tournament. Contact Laurie Wright at 011-61-7-40952260, fax: 011-61-7-40952208, email: captlaw@austarnet.com.au

October 4-5, JAMAICA: 5th James Bond Oracabessa Fishing Tournament. Contact 876-975-3663, fax: 876-975-3399.

October 4-6, Key Largo, FLORIDA: Mercury Baybone Celebrity Tournament. Contact Susan Ellis at 305-664-2002, fax: 305-664-9036, email: redboneinc@aol.com

October 3-6, New Smyrna, FLORDIA: New Smyrna Beach Billfish Invitational. Contact John Zeller at 904-428-3215, fax: 904-423-9480, web: fishinstore.com

October 4-6, Key Largo, Florida: Mercury Baybone Celebrity Tournament. Contact Susan Ellis at 305-664-2002, fsx: 305-664-9036, or email: redboneinc@aol.com

October 7-11, Kingston, JAMAICA: 39th Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament. Contact Ron DuQuesnay at 876-927-0145, fax: 876-977-6995, email: rondq@mail.infochan.com

October 10-13, LaGuaira, VENEZUELA: Venezuelan Int?l Grand Slam Billfish Tournament. Contact Richard Gibson at 305-230-0560, email: hiseas@attglobal.net

October 15-19, Cabo San Lucas, MEXICO: Bisbee?s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament. Contact 888-492-4927, fax: 949-650-7822, email: julia@tournamentcontrol.com

November 6-10, Bimini, BAHAMAS: The Wahoo Tournament. Contact Raul Miranda at 305-234-7386 or 954-456-4468, email: biggame@janics.com

November 7-9, Zihuatanejo, MEXICO: Fintastic?s Tag & Release. Contact Paul Phillips at 250-768-3537, fax: 250-768-3592, email: fintastic.com/zih-tour.

November 8 -10, Islamorada, Florida, Mercury Cheeca/Redbone Celebrity Tournament. Contact Susan Ellis at 305-664-2002, 305-664-9036, or email: redboneinc@aol.com

November 11-13, GUATEMALA: Presidential Challenge of Central America, Guatemala. Contact Joan Vernon, ph: 305-361-9258, fax: 305-361-9923, email: pezvelajv@aol.com

November 11-13, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, MEXICO: Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Inshore/Offshore Total Tag & Release. Contact Stan Lushinsky, ph: 570-688-9466, fax: 570-688-9554, email: ixtsptf@epix.net

November 13-16, Port Lucaya, BAHAMAS: Port Lucaya Marina Wahoo Tournament. Contact Raul V. Miranda at 305-234-7386

November 15-17, St. Petersburg, FLORIDA: Chuck LaMar?s Mercury Grand Slam Celebrity Fishing Tournament. Contact Barb Rebold at 813-269-0955, fax: 813-269-8016, or email: rebold@attglobal.net

December 3-6, Key Largo, Florida: Boy Scout Backbone Celebrity Classic. Contact Dave Ziska at 305-364-0020, fax: 305-821-6222, or email: dziska@macos.net

 

Tournament Name

Location 

(bold indicates a tournament in Fla. or Bahamas)

Dates

Blue Marlin Classic. Contact Mark Mahler drilleq@iinet.net.au
Fremantle, Australia March 3 - 5, 2001

HOPIN Fishing Club Tournament

Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand March 5-6, 2001

Bay of Islands Swordfish Anglers Eldorado Tournament

Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand March 7-10, 2001

The Channel Ten Billfish Shootout

Port Stephens, Australia March 9 - 12, 2001

Houhora Big Game & Sports Club Annual One Base Tournament

New Zealand March 17-21, 2001

Annual Bacardi Rum Billfish Tournament

Bimini, Bahamas March 18 - 23, 2001

Rolex IGFA Tournament of Champions

Kona, Hawaii March 25 - 31, 2001

International La Guaira Billfish Shootout

Caraballeda-La Guaira, Venezuela Mar 28 - Apr 2, 2001

Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish P.O. Box 1036, Key Biscayne, Fl. 33149 305-598-2525. 305-598-2512 (FAX). 

Miami, FL April 5 - 8, 2001

International Women?s Fishing Assoc. Billfish Tournament

Isla Mujeres, Mexico April 6-8, 2001

BBC South Abaco Championship

Boat Harbor, Bahamas April 16-21, 2001

Isla Mujeres Red Cross Benefit Billfish

Isla Mujeres, Mexico April 18 - 21, 2001

Cocoplum Billfish Tournament

Coral Gables, Florida April 19 - 22, 2001

IGFA Barta-Irizarry Blue Marlin Classic 1st Leg

Walkers Cay, Bahamas April 25-28, 2001

Rodeo De Lanchas International Mexicanas Billfish Tournament

Cozumel, Mexico April 25 - 28, 2001

Texaco Key West Classic Release Tournament

Key West, FL April 26 - 29, 2001

Cayman Islands International Fishing

Grand Cayman Island April 28 - May 6, 2001

BBC North Abaco Championship

Walkers Cay, Bahamas April 29-May 4, 2001

Edisto Marina Billfish

Edisto Beach, South Carolina May 2 - 6, 2001

International Masters Angling Tournament

Cancun, Mexico May 2 - 5 ,2001
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Offshore Fishing Tournament.  Sealine Marina & Biscayne Bay Marriott May 5, 2001

Boat Harbor Invitational Billfish Blast

Abaco, Bahamas May 7 - May 11, 2001

Hatteras Village Offshore Open

Hatteras Village, North Carolina May 9 - 12, 2001

Green Turtle Yacht Club Billfish

Green Turtle, Bahamas May 9-12, 2001
Fish the BART Biscayne Bay Annual Roundup Tournament.  Registration & Captain's Meeting. Coral Reef Yacht Club 2484 S. Bayshore Dr. Coconut Grove, Fl. May 11, 2001
The BART Monty's/Miami Beach Marina, 300 Alton Rd., Miami Beach, Fl.  May 12, 2001

Presidential Challenge of Central America Panama

Pinas Bay, Panama May 12 - 19, 2001

BBC Chub Cay Championship

Chub Cay, Bahamas May 13-18, 2001

Bertram-Hatteras Shootout

Boat Harbor, Bahamas May 21 - 25, 2001

El Pescado Grand

St. Augustine, FL May 21 - 27, 2001

Georgetown Landing Blue Marlin Tournament

Winyah, SC May 23 - 27, 2001

Swansboro Rotary Memorial Day Blue Water Tournament

Swansboro, North Carolina May 25 - 27, 2001

Ladies International Fishing Tournament

Sonora, Mexico May 25 - 27, 2001

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Memorial Day Tournament

Orange Beach, Alabama May 26-27, 2001
Cudjoe Gardens Dolphin Tournament. Contact: David Banks (305) 744-3467. Cudjoe Key, Fl.  

BBC Paradise Island Championship

Paradise Island, Bahamas May 28 - June 2, 2001
Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Tournament. Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-664-2444 csasun@aol.com Islamorada, Fl.   
IFC Triple Crown Dolphin Tournament. Contact: Billy Kelly. 305-852-4281 Islamorada, Fl  
Big Pine & Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament. Lower Keys Chamber 305-872-2411 Big Pine Key, Fl  
Yamaha Scientific Anglers Womens World Invitational Fly Championship - Tarpon Series. Susan Baker 305-569-0066 Islamorada, Fl  
Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby. John Stuempfig 305-296-7511.  Key West, Fl  
Seaguar Gold Cup Tarpon Fly Fishing Tournament. Tom Siska 1-800-393-5381 Islamorada, Fl  
Coconut Cove Resort Dolphin Tournament. Paul Bates 305-664-0123 Islamorada, Fl  
Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament. Susan Baker 305-569-0066. Islamorada, Fl  
Islands of Marathon Dophin & Tarpon Championships. Vicki Tashjian 305-743-9218. Marathon, Fl.  

Annual Ponce Billfish Invitational

St. Augustine, FL June 2001 (BTN est.)

Charles Harbor Marina Billfish

Mount Pleasant, SC June 2001 (BTN est.)

Marlin Quay Billfish Tournament

Garden City, SC June 6 - 10, 2001

Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic

Biloxi, MS June 6-10, 2001

Big Rock Blue Marlin

Moorehead City, NC June 9 - 16, 2001

Big Rock Jarret Bay Lady Angler

Morehead City, NC June 9, 2001

Father & Son Billfish Classic

Iztapa, Guatemala June 9 - 11, 2001

BBC Harbour Island Championship

Harbour Island, Bahamas June 10 - 15, 2001

Turks & Caicos Classic

Caicos Island, British West Indies June 2 - 7, 2001

New Orleans Invitational Billfish

Port Eads, Louisiana June 13 - 16, 2001

IGFA Barta-Irizarry Blue Marlin Classic 2nd Leg

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic June 15-17, 2001

Treasure Cay International Billfish

Treasure Cay, Bahamas June 17 - 22, 2001

MBGFC Annual Ladies Tournament

Orange Beach, Alabama June 22 - 24, 2001 (BTN est.)

Kona Classic

Kona, Hawaii June 22-24, 2001
3rd Annual West Marine and Galley Too Dolphin Tournament, at Black Point Marina. 305-232-0811, 305-444-5520. $125/boat, 4 anglers max. $2000 1st prize. Black Point Marina, Miami June 23rd, 2001

BBC Boat Harbor Championship

Boat Harbor, Bahamas June 24-29, 2001

Buff Foundation Sertoma by the Bay Ladies Billfish

Virginia Beach, VA June 2001 (BTN est.)

Isle of Palms Marina Billfish Tournament

Isle of Palm, SC June 27 - July 1, 2001

Pensacola International Billfish

Pensacola, FL June 28 - July 1, 2001

Cape Fear Blue Marlin

Wrightsville Beach, NC June 28 - July 1, 2001

Firecracker Open Big Game Tournament

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii June 29 - July 1, 2001

Canyon Kickoff

Ocean City, Maryland July 2001

Fourth of July Offshore Tournament

Manteo, North Carolina July 4, 2001

World Cup Blue Marlin Championship

Worldwide July 4, 2001

Skins Marlin Derby Fishing Tournament

Kona, Hawaii July 5-8, 2001

Caicos Cup

Caicos Island, British West Indies July 5 - 10, 2001

Virginia Beach Red, White & Blue Billfish

Virginia Beach, VA July 7 - 10, 2001

Hawaii's World Billfish Challenge Light Tackle

Kona, Hawaii July 9 - 12, 2001

HMY Viking Billfish

Charleston, SC July 11 - 15, 2001

Dock Holidays Marina

North Myrtle Beach, SC July 2001 (BTN est.)

Cap'n Fannies Billfish Tournament

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina July 11 - 14, 2001

12th Annual Viking/Ocean Showdown

Cape May, NJ July 11 - 15, 2001

Bay Point Billfish Invitational

Panama City, FL July 12 - 14, 2001

The Billfish Foundation Tournament

Kona, Hawaii July 13 - 14, 2001

Annual Billfish Release Tournament

Wachapreague, VA July 14 - 17, 2001

Hawaii's World Billfish Challenge Heavy Tackle Tournament

Kona, Hawaii July 15 - 18, 2001

Presidential Challenge of Central America Costa Rica

Flamingo Beach, Costa Rica July 16-18, 2001

MBGFC Annual Junior Angler Tournament

Orange Beach, Alabama Aug 2001 (BTN est.)
6th Annual South Florida Dolphin Challenge Fish Off.8362 Pines Blvd. Suite 337, Pembroke Pines, Fl. Lauderdale Marina July 14, 2001

Key West Marlin Tournament

Key West, FL July 18 - 21, 2001

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Pro Am 2001

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii July 18-21, 2001

Long Island Marlin & Tuna

Bay Shore, NY July 19 - 21, 2001

South Jersey Annual Offshore Open

Cape May, NJ July 19- 22, 2001

Pensacola Ladies Billfish Tournament

Pensacola, Florida July 20 - 22, 2001

Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational

Beach Haven, New Jersey July 25 - 28, 2001

Orange Beach Billfish Classic

Orange Beach, Alabama July 26-28, 2001

Marina Shootout

Ocean City, MD July 2001 (BTN est.)

Annual Grand Turk Game Fishing

Turk Islands July 2001 (BTN est.)

Annual Huggo?s Na Pua ?o Ke Kai

Kona Coast, Hawaii July 28, 2001

USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands July 31 - Aug 5, 2001

Texas International Fishing Tournament

South Padre Island, Texas August 1 - 5, 2001

Million Dollar Marlin Blue Water Challenge

Worldwide Aug 1,2001 - June 30, 2002

NC Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish

Moorhead City, NC August 2 - 4, 2001

MBGFC Annual Orange Beach Billfish Limited

Orange Beach, Alabama Aug 2001 (BTN est.)

August Moon Billfish Tournament

Kona Coast, Hawaii August 2001 (BTN est.)

Ocean City White Marlin Open

Ocean City, MD August 6 - 10, 2001

Falmouth Offshore Grand Prix

Falmouth, MA August 9 - 11, 2001

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Kona, Hawaii August 11-18, 2001

Annual Alice Kelly Memorial Ladies Only Billfish Tournament

Manteo, NC August 12 - 13, 2001

Pirates Cove Billfish

Manteo, NC August 13-17, 2001

Ko Olina

Oahu, Hawaii August 16 - 20, 2001

Pensacola Junior Anglers Billfish Tournament

Pensacola, Florida August 17 - 19, 2001

Oyster Bar Blue Marlin Classic

Pencasola, Florida August 2001 (BTN est.)

Mid-Atlantic $500,000

Cape May, NJ August 19-22, 2001

Big Island Invitational Marlin

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii August 22-26, 2001

Light Tackle Invitational

Ocean City, MD August 2001 (BTN est.)

Annual Labor Day Weekend White Marlin

Cape May, NJ Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2001

Stuart Sailfish Club Annual Junior Angler Tournament

Stuart, Florida September 1, 2001

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Labor Day Tournament

Orange Beach, Alabama Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2001

Club Nautico de San Jaun International Billfish

San Juan, Puerto Rico Sept 2001 (BTN est.)

South Jersey Tournament (TBA)

Cape May, New Jersey Sept 6 - 9, 2001

Annual Allison White Marlin Release Tournament

Manteo, North Carolina Sept 7 - 9, 2001

Eastern Shore Marlin Club Fall Tournament

Wachapreague, Virginia Sept 8, 2001

Zane Grey Pueblo Invitational Marlin Tournament

Catalina Island, CA Sept 16 - 18, 2001

Okoe Bay Rendevous

Kona Coast, Hawaii Sept 20 - 23, 2001

King Harbor Marlin Club Annual Marlin Tournament

Avalon, Califorina Sept 2001 (BTN est.)

Drambuie Catalina Classic

Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, Califorina Sept 23 - 25, 2001

North Kenya Banks Shootout

Watama, Kenya Sept 2001 (BTN est.)

Chuy's Catch and Release

Mexico Oct 2001 (BTN est.)

Venezuelan International Grand Slam Billfish Fly

Puerto Viejeo, Venezuela Oct 2001 (BTN est.)

Annual Venezuelan Grand Slam Billfish Tournament

Caraballeda, Venezuela October 2001 (BTN est.)

Annual Bisbee?s Alumni vs. Champions Challenge

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Oct 2001 (BTN est.)

Bisbee's Black & Blue Marlin Jackpot Marlin

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Oct ober 23 - 27, 2001

Black Marlin Classic

Lizard Island, Australia Oct 25 - 31, 2001

Halloween Billfish Shootout

Lizard Island, Australia Oct 27-31, 2001

Annual Cuban American Heritage Festival Fishing Tournament

Key West Nov 2001 (BTN est.)

6th Annual El Cid Billfish Tournament

Mazatlan, Mexico November 7 - 10, 2001

Presidential Challenge of Central America Guatemala

Ixtapa, Guatemala Nov 12 - 14, 2001

Ft. Lauderdale Billfish Tournament

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Nov 2001 (BTN est.)

Jalisco's International Sailfish Tournament

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Nov 2001 (BTN est.)

Fintastics Tag & Release

Ixtapa - Zihuatananejo, Mexico Nov 15 - 17, 2001

Presidential Challenge of Central America ? Fly Championship

Iztapa, Guatamala Nov 16 - 18, 2001

Los Cabos Billfish

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Dec 2001 (BTN est.)

World Billfish Series Grand Championship

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2001

37th Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

Islamorada, FL November 29 - December 2, 2001

Pirates Cove Resort & Marina Sailfish Classic

Stuart, FL Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2001

Renegade Billfish and Fishing Bonanza Division 1

Hamilton Island, Australia Dec 2001 (BTN est.)

Stuart Sailfish Club Light Tackle Invitational

Stuart, FL Dec 2001 (BTN est.)

Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament

Islamorada, FL December 7 - 9, 2001

Tahitian International Billfish Tournament

Bora Bora, French Polynesia Dec 30 - Jan 5, 2001

Key Largo Sailfish

Key Largo, FL Jan 2002 (BTN est.)

Silver Sailfish Derby

Palm Beach, FL Jan 10 - 12, 2002

2001 Sailfish Championship

Duck Key, FL Jan 2002 (BTN est.)

Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish

Islamorada, FL Jan 2002 (BTN est.)

Holiday Isle Sailfish

Islamorado, FL Jan 2002 (BTN est.)

Buccaneer Yacht Club Invitational Release Sailfish

Palm Beach, FL Jan 2002 (BTN est.)