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The Hawaiian Billfish Series Big Game Fishing Tournaments Kona,Hawaii


We would like to personally invite you to be part of the most prestigious big game fishing tournament series events as a participant. The Hawaiian Billfish Series LLC brings an entirely new and innovative level to tournament fishing for billfish and pelagic game fish on the waters off the Big Island of Hawaii. You can be part of  the 2016 events in this prestigious big-game tournament series that is designed to exceed both the high quality level of captains/crews, and the extraordinary fishing off Kona.  Our goal is to present an event that exceeds the extraordinary level of other big game fishing tournaments around the world.


The Hawaiian Billfish Series is excited to announce that Catchstats will be introduced to the great State of Hawaii for our 2016 tournaments. Catchstats is an efficient, reliable, and proven fishing tournament scoring engine that provides instantaneous scoring, statistics, images, and videos to tournament teams,anglers, family and friends. CatchStat will be customizing the Hawaiian Open and the Kona Shootout tournaments to provide real time scores and fishing statistics for each tournament category or award to spectators worldwide. This addition to the Hawaiian Billfish Series provides an outstanding user experience for the teams, anglers, spectators, global media and our valued sponsors. Don’t miss this fun this year

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The first tournament of 2016 will be the “Hawaiian Open Big Game” will be held June 2nd opening night and fishing June 3rd, 4th and 5th of 2016 in the marlin rich waters of Kona, Hawaii. With three full fishing days commencing at the world famous Sam Choy’s restaurant with the registration and captain /crew- team/angler dinner on the evening of June 2nd and will finalize June 5th, 2016 with an awards gala that will include bronze trophys for the winners from the world famous studio of Geoffrey Smith sculptors.

The second tournament, the “Kona Shootout” registration party will be held August 7th, and fishing on August 8th, 9th and 10th of 2016 also in the marlin rich waters of Kona, Hawaii. Also with three full fishing days commencing at the world famous Sam Choy’s restaurant with the registration and captain /crew- team/angler dinner on the evening of August 10th 2016 with an awards gala that will be including  bronze trophys for the winners from the world famous studio of Geoffrey Smith sculptors.

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The Hawaiian Billfish Series will be introducing the global company Weather Routing Inc which provides forecasting for fishing tournaments worldwide. wri_logo_click_here (002)They will be providing daily forecasting, and provide access to our Fishing Planner, an interactive fishing chart program for the tournament committee and the anglers of this event. Which will include high resolution fishing charts are of: Sea Surface Temperature, Current Maps, Chlorophyll, Altimetry, Mixed Layer, Salinity, and Bathymetry are created, and the Fishing Planner which highlights Hot Spots on these charts.

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The Hawaiian Billfish Series LLC has partnered with The OFFSHORE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP as a qualifying event for the largest offshore fishing tournament series in the OWC_QE Logo_2015_nobackground WHT (2)world. A special breed of angler is driven by the opportunity to compete with the best in the world at the largest offshore fishing tournament series held in the world. But first, teams must qualify to receive an invitation to this prestigious event. No other tournament series or championship event gains as much international coverage or hits the sport’s elite participants like the Offshore World Championship.

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The Hawaiian Billfish Series always will be offering participants many chances to win merchandise and prizes from the daily raffles while you are out fishing , as well as additional drawings at the registration dinner and awards gala for products from some of the finest marine custom boat builders, marine equipment, sportswear clothing, tackle companies and more from around the world. Anglers and crews will win every day, don’t miss out.

We are pleased to announce that Steve Goione has been selected as the official artist for the Hawaiian Billfish Series for the third year in a row..

The Hawaiian Billfish Series is excited to announce that UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology will be utilized to capture the action in both tournaments . In addition the NEW Garmin VIRB Elite high definition cameras will be provided for use on all the participating boats in the Hawaiian Billfish Series to capture all the excitement. As an added benefit each participating team will be provided a download access to a complimentary professionally edited video of all the tournament action, and now this will be including the UAV high definition video from the sky. The Hawaiian Billfish Series strives to provide adventure and excitement for all that can be taken home and enjoyed for years to come through your memories and UVA technology .

The Hawaiian Billfish Series LLC is scheduled to coincide with the high season of big game fishing in the State of Hawaii, and will seek Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi) and in some tournaments Wahoo (Ono) and Mahi Mahi


The Hawaiian Billfish Series LLC is a proud supporter of the Billfish Foundation for conservation and research.

The Hawaiian Billfish Series would like to encourage our anglers to join The Billfish Foundation they would like to offer discounted memberships for all Hawaiian Billfish Series participants, family and guests.  A regular entry level membership including t-shirt is $50, they would like to offer a discount level of $40 with a t-shirt or $25 without a T-shirt for Hawaiian Billfish Series participants, family and guests. Please use HBS15 to activate the discount level when join on the website, under the contribution categories, they can select “other” and type in $40 if you would like a TBF T-shirt (and you can pick a size) and $25 if you do not want the t-shirt.  Please also let us know and we will provide a special thank you prize for joining The Billfish Foundation.

Please also click here for special Billfish Foundation membership offered to Hawaiian Billfish Series participants and guests.

We look forward to seeing your angling teams and family in Kona for the tournaments, please let us know if we can help with any aspect of your trip or participation.


Photo by Joe Thrasher "Bwana"

Photo by Joe Thrasher “Bwana”