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Keiki Fishing Derby at Waikuaaala Fishpond (Oct. 26)

MEDIA RELEASE Children ages seven to 15 are invited to register for a Keiki Fishing Derby to be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Kahaluu Beach Park. This community event is being organized by the Kahaluu Bay Education Center. Registration and information are available online at www.KeikiFishingDerby.org or at the Kahaluu Bay Education […]

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HIBT 2013 Day 5

Old South Marlin Club East Coast 1 takes the crown; Silky’s Bagwell earns top skipper

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HIBT 2013 Day 4

Laguna Nigel takes lead into Friday’s final day of fishing

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HIBT 2013 Day 3

Tail of two marlin … and another on on the line as Laguna Nigel hangs on to lead

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HIBT 2013 Day 2

Laguna Niguel Billfish Club 2 tags lead on Day 2

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HIBT 2013 Day 1

Game Fishing Club of South Australia hooks lead at 54th annual tournament

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2013 HIBT opening ceremony (Aug. 4)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament announces that for the first time in many years, the public is invited to attend the 2013 HIBT Opening Ceremony Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Kailua Pier. This official recognition of teams from around the world marks the start of the 54th Annual Tournament. Ten countries will be spotlighted […]

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Wahine angler pulls in 522-lb. marlin

MEDIA RELEASE Four hundred and forty participants in 73 colorfully decorated charter boats scattered in all directions from Kailua Bay in the waters off the Kona Coast under sunny blue skies Saturday morning. The largest women’s billfish tournament in Hawaii, and possibly the largest women’s billfish tournament in the world, offered big fishing action for […]

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18th annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament (July 27)

MEDIA RELEASE The 18th Annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is Saturday, July 27, 2013. This year’s theme, Gods and Goddesses, celebrates the golden age of the Roman Empire when Gods and Goddesses mingle with Emperors and Empresses and even a few gladiators and centurions no doubt, at this fun fishing tournament with prizes for the best […]

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54th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (Aug. 3-10)

MEDIA RELEASE This iconic big game fishing tournament built on prestige and strict International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules for world records starts fishing Aug. 3 and continues through Aug. 10 in Kona. For five days, teams fish the famous waters off the Kona coast aboard some of the finest sport fishing vessels with captains […]

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Annual closure of ‘ama ‘ama (striped mullet) season in effect Saturday (Dec 1)

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the fishing public that the season for ‘ama‘ama (striped mullet) will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 through Sunday, March 31, 2013.

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The DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) reminds all commercial bottomfish fishermen that their  Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Deep-7 trip reports are due within 5 days after the trip end date.  Beginning  September 1, 2012, fishers who submit a late trip report will receive a Civil Resources Violation notice.   Each late report will result in a $15 fine.

Hawaii bottomfish season opens Saturday, September 1, 2012

The DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) reminds all commercial bottomfish fishermen that their Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI) Deep-7 trip reports are due within 5 days after the trip end date. Beginning September 1, 2012, fishers who submit a late trip report will receive a Civil Resources Violation notice. Each late report will result in […]

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‘Anxious’ catches third grander of the year

Hawaii 24/7 Staff One day after the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament wrapped up, a Kona charter fishing boat landed a monster marlin. The Charter Desk at Honokohau Harbor reports that a grander – a marlin that weighs at least 1,000 lbs. – was brought into Honokohau Harbor later Saturday afternoon. Molly Palmer is the lucky […]

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HIBT 2012: Old South Marlin Club 4 takes the win

Capt. Jason Holtz of Marlin Magic named top skipper MEDIA RELEASE “Stop fishing, stop fishing, stop fishing,” rang out from tournament control at exactly 4:30 p.m. for the fifth and final time this week, and that broadcast closed the 53rd running of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. It was an eventful week of fishing and […]

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