2019 Kona Fishing Tournaments

The Complete Listing of Marlin Fishing Tournaments in Kona Hawaii for 2019

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Rock & Reel Hawaiian Open Fishing Tournament Kona 2019

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Hosted by the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, the 14th Annual Rock & Reel Fishing Tournament in Kona Hawaii promises fun and excitement for the whole family.  This two day event held annually in June offers cash and prizes and promotes Tag & Release.

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Marlin Magic Lures Fishing Tournament Kona 2019

Dates TBD

The 2019 Marlin Magic Lures Fishing Tournament in Kona Hawaii.  For more information contact Captain Marlin Parker via his website located HERE.

Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

The Annual Huggo’s Wahine Fishing Tournament 2019

The Annual Huggo’s Wahine Fishing Tournament 2019

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The Annual Huggo’s  Wahine Fishing Tournament 2019 will be held agan this year in Kailua-Kona Hawaii.  This fun-filled fishing tournament, with prizes for the best decorated boat and best costumed team, benefits Family Support Hawaii (FSH), formally Family Support Services of West Hawaii.  In addition to the prizes for best decorated boat and best costumed team, the all-women anglers compete for cash prizes which are awarded to the teams with the biggest marlin/billfish.  For more information on this year’s event and registration forms, visit the the official website for the 2019 Huggos Wahine Fishing Tournament  HERE. Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

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Kona Kickoff

June 22 & June 23, 2019

The first event in the 2019 Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series, the Kona Kickoff will be held June 22-23, 2019 and is a Four Flags fishing tournament with cash prizes paid for the largest marlin, ahi, ono and mahimahi with 40% of the base purse paid for the largest marlin and 20% of the purse paid for each of the largest ahi, ono and mahimahi.  Win even more prize money by entering the options daily prize categories.  For more information and registration information, visit the Kona Tournaments website HERE. Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

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Firecracker Open

June 29 & June 30, 2019

The 2019 Kona Marlin Tournament Series – Firecracker Open will be held June 29-30, 2019.  This two day fishing tournament awards the base purse to the highest point scoring team for the biggest marlin and biggest ahi of the tournament.  Optional daily prize categories for the largest marlin and largest ahi each day are also available.  For more information and registration forms, visit the Firecracker Open, Kona Marlin Tournament page located HERE.

Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

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Kona Throwdown

July 2, 3 & 4, 2019

The 2019 Kona Throwdown Tournament is a winner take all event for the Largest Marlin of the Tournament, and will be held this year July 2-4, 2019.  Optional daily categories for the largest marlin each day.  For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series Kona Throwdown page HERE.

Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

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35th Annual Blue Marlin World Cup 2019

July 4th, 2019

The 2019 Blue Marlin World Cup is a one day, one species fishing tournament that is conducted worldwide each July 4th.  Each Year, anglers all over the world, compete during a one day, 8-hour fishing tournament in a winner take all event for the largest marlin.  2019 will mark the 33rd annual event and dozens of teams from around the world compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money and bragging rights.  For more information, registration forms and complete tournament rules, visit the Blue Marlin World Cup Website HERE.

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Skins Marlin Derby

July 5, 6 & 7, 2019

The 2019 Skins Marlin Derby is fashioned after the popular golf event and will be held at Honokohau Harbor in Kona Hawaii on July 5, 6 & 7, 2019.  The base purse of the tournament is available each day to the largest marlin over 500 pounds.  If nobody catches a marlin over 500 pounds, the purse rolls to the next day.  The Skins Marlin Derby has traditionally paid out large purses and remains one of the most unique fishing tournament in Kona to this day.  For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series Skins marlin Derby Page HERE.

Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

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Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge

July 12, 13 & 14, 2019

The 2019 Hawaii Lure Makers Challenge will be held July 12, 13 & 14, 2019 and began as the September Challenge in 2010. This popular Kona marlin tournament was conceived and designed form the ground up with input from the top skippers of 2010. With a 400 pound minimum weight, teams compete for the top prize of 70% of the base purse payout.  For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series September Lure Maker’s Challenge page  HERE.

Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

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60th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament 2019

July 27 through August 4, 2019

The 60th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, HIBT 2019 will be held in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, July 27 through August 4, 2019.  This prestigious tournament attracts fishing teams from around the world who descend on on the Big Island each year for five days of intense fishing with Kona’s most experienced captains and crews.  For more information on this year’s event and registration forms, visit the Hawaiian Internal Billfish Tournament’s Official Website HERE.

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Big Island Marlin Tournament

August 9-11, 2019

The Big Island Marlin Tournament was founded in Kona in 1986.  This event, the first of its kind to pay a cash purse for tag-and-release, will be held August 9-11, 2019 and was the first Big Game Sportfishing Tournament of its kind in Hawaii. The top three largest marlin of the tournament are paid from the base purse, and optional daily purses pay the most points and largest marlin each day of the tournament.  For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series Big Island Marlin Tournament page  HERE.

Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

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It’s a Wrap Tournament 2019

Dates TBD

The 2nd annual “It’s a Wrap” Tournament will be held at Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kona.  This event will follow the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series points scoring system.  This Bonus tournament allows all teams in the running to compete for additional points.   For more information and registration forms, visit the Kona Marlin Tournament Series Website HERE.

Call Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 for more information about booking this fishing tournament.

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29th Annual Tag and Release Tournament – TART 2019

Dates TBD

The Pacific Blue Marlin Tag & Release Tournament (TART), now in its 27th year, will be held in Kona and promotes billfish conservation through a tag and release tournament format while educating viewers about the biology, science and habits of blue marlin and other billfish species.   The tournament format features five boats, five captains and five anglers competing over a five day span—boat to boat, captain versus captain and angler versus angler. Contestants earn points from catching, tagging and releasing Pacific Blue Marlin.   To learn more about the TART Tournament, visit the official website HERE.