If sportfishing is your thing, then you should definitely think about competing and honing your craft. Various tournaments all around the globe bring the best of the best together to compete in the sport.

We’ve listed some of the top sportfishing tournaments around the world for you to look into. Improve your fishing abilities with these incredible tournaments—you’ll be glad you went up against some of the best.

Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic
October 6–12, 2019

This is the 33rd year of the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, which takes place off the northeastern coast of Australia.

If you head Down Under for the intense tournament, you may be fortunate enough to release a fish of 1,000 pounds or more and have your name engraved on the 1,000-Pound Tag-and-Release Club’s trophy.

You may have to travel far, but the tournament is an opportunity many people strive to experience.

Bisbee’s Black and Blue
October 22–26, 2019

This tournament is one of the best in all of sportfishing, so if you want a trip to Cabo San Lucas and the opportunity to win cash prizes, head here.

Cabo is one of the grandest destinations for sportfishermen, so you won’t want to miss fishing here. Grab your crew and head here for a tournament you’ll never forget.

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown
Three legs: Jan. 15–18, Feb. 26–29, and March 25–28, 2020

Offshore sportfishing in Costa Rica is huge—especially when it comes to catching the famed blue marlin. Los Sueños takes advantage of that with one of the best billfish tournaments in the world.

Each of the three legs of the tournament offers prize money. The final leg draws some of the best anglers out there, so you should absolutely head down to paradise.

Bermuda Big Game Classic
Date TBD—normally the second week of July

Few tournaments provide a legitimate chance of catching a 1,000-pound blue marlin, but Bermuda is one of the biggest exceptions to that rule. This tournament rules the leaderboard with the number of weighed blue marlin exceeding 1,000 pounds.

It also takes place at one of the most beautiful venues and at the perfect time of year. The competition is fierce, and you won’t want to miss it!

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
Date TBD—normally the last week of July

One of the top tournaments in the U.S., the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament has taken place annually for 60 years.

This year’s tournament just ended, but you should register for next year’s—the deadline for registration is January 1st, 2020. The five-day tournament is just as thrilling as it is competitive.


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