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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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HIBT 2012: Old South Marlin Club 4 holds lead

MEDIA RELEASE North Carolina’s Old South Marlin Club Team 4 is the team to beat at the close of Day Four of this five-day fishing marathon, but several teams have posted high scores and are within striking distance. After Wednesday’s stunning triple marlin score, Old South Marlin Club Team 4 was unable to add points […]

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HIBT 2012: Old South Marlin Club 4 jumps into first

MEDIA RELEASE At the close of Day Three of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) 34 of the 40 HIBT teams have already posted points to the tournament scoreboard. The new moon is on the horizon and the next two days of fishing are going to be busy. This tournament could come down to Friday’s […]

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HIBT 2012: Kona Game Fishing Club – Taiyo leads on Day Two

MEDIA RELEASE On Day Two of the five-day 53rd Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, the fish are keeping anglers in their fighting chairs. The 40 competitive teams reported in nine pulled hooks, 11 Pacific blue marlin tagged and released and one ahi boated all before Tuesday’s noon round up. Kona’s reputation for summertime fishing action […]

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HIBT 2012: 150 anglers, 40 teams from around the world

MEDIA RELEASE Anglers gathered early Monday morning on Kailua Pier as the 53rd running of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament got underway. At the traditional announcement of ‘Start Fishing, Start Fishing, Start Fishing,’ Kona’s finest fleet headed out for the first of five spectacular days of fishing. HIBT 2011 champions Port Vila Game Fishing Club […]

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HIBT parade set for Aug. 12

MEDIA RELEASE The 53rd Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament invites visitors and kamaaina to its Billfish Parade beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. The parade will begin at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and wind its way through Kailua Village ending at Hualalai Road. The HIBT parade will feature all 40 teams this year, […]

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Applications sought for Miss Billfish 2012

Applications sought for Miss Billfish 2012

MEDIA RELEASE Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament 2012 Call for Miss Billfish WHEN: Application deadline Friday, July 6 WHERE: Kailua-Kona, reign Aug. 9-19 The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) is searching for its 2012 Miss Billfish. Each year, Miss Billfish plays a valuable role in the tournament including taking photos with teams and their catches […]

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Save the date: 53rd annual HIBT (Aug. 13-17)

Save the date: 53rd annual HIBT (Aug. 13-17)

MEDIA RELEASE In the summertime … the fish are biting. An unforgettable week of famous deep-sea fishing in Kona awaits anglers from around the world as teams gather Aug. 13-17 for the 53rd running of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. This summer, HIBT anglers, aboard some of sportfishing’s finest fleet of vessels, will fish for […]

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Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament 2012 (Aug.12-18)

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament 2012 (Aug.12-18)

MEDIA RELEASE Mark your fishing calendars for another Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) scheduled for Aug. 12-18 in Kona. This prestige Tournament built on strict International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules for world records, kicks off Sunday, Aug. 12 as teams register, draw for their tournament boats and participate in the HIBT parade through Historic […]

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