The 61st Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament


THE 61st Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament will be held in the beautiful Kailua-Kona from Saturday, August 5th – Sunday, August 13th, 2023.

Since its inaugural start in 1959, the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament has attracted a worldwide audience and elite fishing enthusiasts from around the world including Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Isles, China, Fiji, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Tahiti, Palau, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. The iconic tournament has actively promoted the Kona coast as a world-class big game fishing destination for six decades and provides a long-term economic foundation for Kona’s charter fleet.

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is the second oldest big game sport fishing event in the world. The five-day tournament is built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association rules for world records and does not include cash prizes. A team of dedicated volunteers and a committed board of directors successfully manage the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament each year. HIBT is credited with creating the standards and operating procedures now widely accepted by big game fishing tournaments worldwide.

Mark your calendars and join other world-class fishing teams in this prestigious competitive event!

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