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‘Ama‘ama (Striped Mullet) fishing season ends Friday (Dec 1)

Spawning season is here for ‘ama‘ama (striped mullet), which puts the popular nearshore fish off-limits from December through March. “‘Ama‘ama are about to enter their peak spawning season,” said Bruce Anderson, DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources administrator. “During this time, they congregate in large numbers. This increases their vulnerability to fishing pressure. Protecting ‘ama‘ama while […]

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Big Island Marlin Tournament August 24-26, 2017

After a 7th inning stretch that lasted 4 weeks, the Hawaii Marlin Tournament (HMT) Series returns to the field this Thursday-Saturday (Aug 24-26) with the 31st Big Island Marlin Tournament. 170 teams have competed so far in the first 6 legs of The Series.

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‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament registration deadline extended until Monday (July 31)

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation invites anglers to register for the 21st Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament on August 18-20, 2017.

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Waiākea Recreation Center Summer program for fishing and cooking

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces Waiākea Recreation Center is offering two classes for youth ages 10-17. The programs will begin June 19th and run to July 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Lobster and Kona Crab season closes Monday, May 1, 2017

If you love your fresh-caught local lobster or Kona crab, remember the closed season for ula (spiny lobster), ula papapa (slipper lobster) and Kona crab runs from May 1 through the end of August. During that time it’s illegal to take, possess, or sell these shellfish.

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Northern Lights Capt. Rice earns coveted Henry Chee Award

HIBT 2016: Malibu Marlin Club goes wire-to-wire for victory

Northern Lights Capt. Rice earns coveted Henry Chee Award

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The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation has extended the registration deadline for its 20th Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament until Friday, August 12. 

Completed registration forms must be turned in to the Recreation Division office located at 799 Pi‘ilani Street in Hilo or postmarked by Friday, August 12. Registration forms, along with tournament rules, are available at County Parks and Recreation facilities island-wide, S. Tokunaga Store in Hilo and J. Hara Store in Kurtistown. The forms also can be found online at: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Registration deadline extended until August 12 for Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation has extended the registration deadline for its 20th Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament until Friday, August 12. Completed registration forms must be turned in to the Recreation Division office located at 799 Pi‘ilani Street in Hilo or postmarked by Friday, August 12. Registration forms, along with tournament […]

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Lobster and Kona Crab season closes Sunday (May 1)

If you love your fresh-caught local lobster or Kona crab, you’d best catch it quick because the season closes this Sunday. The closed season for ula (spiny lobster), ula papapa (slipper lobster) and Kona crab runs from May 1 through the end of August. During that time it’s illegal to take, possess, or sell these […]

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57th Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (July 30 ­- Aug. 6)

MEDIA RELEASE The highly anticipated 57th annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) gets underway starting Saturday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Built on prestige, trophies and strict International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules for world records, teams from around the world gather to fish the world-famous waters off the Kona Coast and a […]

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Largest ahi of the week weighs in at 191 pounds

HIBT Day 4: Team Likeke Club holds on to slim lead

Largest ahi of the week weighs in at 191 pounds

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Australia's Sunshine Coast Game Fishing Club nudges into the lead

HIBT Day 2: Change ups on the leaderboard

Australia’s Sunshine Coast Game Fishing Club nudges into the lead

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Cheri Lavoie debuts as Miss Billfish 2015

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

Cheri Lavoie debuts as Miss Billfish 2015

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Opening ceremony kicks off HIBT (Aug. 9)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament invites the public to attend its Opening Ceremony 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at Kailua Pier. This official recognition of teams from around the world marks the start of the 56th annual Tournament. Nine participating countries will be acknowledged as each national anthem is played and flag raised. Families […]

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Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament 2015 (Aug. 10-14)

MEDIA RELEASE An unforgettable week of famous deep-sea fishing in Kona awaits anglers from around the world as teams gather for the 56th running of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. This summer, anglers, aboard some of sportfishing’s finest fleet of vessels, will fish for prized Pacific blue […]

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