Categorized | Featured, Fishing, Sports

HIBT Day 1: Kona Game Fishing Club – Kusatsu tops leader board

Makoto Yaegashi, Kona Game Fishing Club­ – Kusatsu weighs in largest fish of the day and gets a photo with Cheri Lavoie, Miss Billfish 2015. (Photo courtesy of HIBT)

Makoto Yaegashi, Kona Game Fishing Club­ – Kusatsu weighs in largest fish of the day and gets a photo with Cheri Lavoie, Miss Billfish 2015. (Photo courtesy of HIBT)

MEDIA RELEASE

Thirty-one teams from around the globe were on the starting line as Day One of the 56th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) officially got underway in Kona.

With the legendary “Start Fishing, Start Fishing, Start Fishing” seven teams from Japan, six teams from Australia, three teams from New Zealand, two each from Africa and China joined teams from Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu plus nine U.S. teams (including two from Hawaii) to begin a five-day fishing marathon in Kona’s famous waters.

HIBT founder Peter Fithian said, “Thirty-six fish added points to team totals making this the best first day of Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament fishing in over a decade.”

2015 HIBT Day One Results

Kona Game Fishing Club – Kusatsu 964
Laguna Niguel Billfish Club – Team 3 800
Nanhai Lang Tao Club 700
Mermaids Anglers Club – Team Kalaoa 600
Kona Game Fishing Club – Olympian Dream 550
Queensland Game Fishing Association 550
Sunshine Coast Game Fishing Club 550

TOP BOATS
Ihi Nui 964
Topshape 800
Kona Seafari 700
Northern Lights II 700
Hooked Up 550
Bite Me 6 550
Bite Me 3 550

— Find out more:
www.hibtfishing.com

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 

 

Become a fan on facebook

ad

 

 

Quantcast
%d bloggers like this: