Fishing Tournaments 2015 Hawaii




Dirty Dozen Tournament

First Saturday of every month.


June 12-14  Rock and Reel Tournament

The Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club invites you to come join the fun and excitement of our 12th Annual Rock ‘n Reel Hawaiian Open!


June 27-28  Kona Kickoff

The Kona Kick Off is the first event in the Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series. A “Four Flags” tournament, the largest marlin earns 40% of the base purse, and the largest ahi, ono and mahi each earn 20% of the base purse. There are optional daily entries as well.


July 2-3  Marlin Magic Lure Tournament 


July 4th  Blue Marlin World Cup

No other big game tournament allows teams to fish anywhere in the world for 8 hours in their time zones. The World Cup is for 1 day only, for 1 species only and with 1 winner only. There is no second place in the World Cup. Won last year by Huntress


July 4-5 Firecracker Open

Kona’s signature “Big Game” Tournament that scores ahi and marlin points for the base purse. Optional categories for the largest marlin and ahi of each day and of the two day tournament.


July 7-9  Kona Across The Board Offshore Classic


July 10-12  Skins Marlin Derby

The most unique Big Marlin competition in the world! Patterned after the golf format, the base purse is available each fishing day to the largest marlin weighing 500 lbs or more. If no one catches a marlin of that size, the day’s purse rolls over and is added to the next day’s purse.


July 7-9 Kona Throw Down

The Largest Marlin of the Tournament will be Winner Take All from the Base Entry division. Most Points will win a Free Trip to fish on the 37′ Merritt “Leilani” for 5 days from Oceanic Sport Fishing Adventures in Samoa.


July 18-19  Kona Classic

The Kona Classic Returns after a few years not on the schedule.


August 8-15  Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament 

This iconic big game fishing tournament built on prestige and strict International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules for world records starts fishing on August 10, 2015 and continues through August 14, 2015 in Kona, Hawaii. For five days, teams fish the famous waters off the Kona coast aboard some of the finest sport fishing vessels with captains who have built reputations around the world for catching big fish.


August 21-23  Big Island Marlin Tournament

The event that started it all off in 1986. The BIMT was the very first high stakes, big game tournament in Hawaii to pay a cash purse for tag and release. The base entry pays the top three largest marlin.


September 12-14  September Challenge

Designed with input from the top skippers of 2014, minimum size fish is 400 lbs and 1st Place takes 70% of the base purse


October 31 Maui Halloween Shootout

Up to 60 boats compete in this annual fishing tournament in Maui. This is Captain Jeff Kahl' yearly tournament.


October 31 Lahaina Jackpot Fishing Tournament

This is the only tournament in hawaii to have had 3 grandeur's caught.