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South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 3:09 p.m. report Saturday (August 25) and learned that 37-year-old Ian Tengan of Hilo had been fishing at the water’s edge in an area known as “23 Flats” in Honomu, when he disappeared. Police officers and Fire Department personnel located him face down in the surf.

Man dies after being swept into the ocean in Pepeekeo Saturday (Aug 25)

South Hilo patrol officers responded to a 3:09 p.m. report Saturday (August 25) and learned that 37-year-old Ian Tengan of Hilo had been fishing at the water’s edge in an area known as “23 Flats” in Honomu, when he disappeared. Police officers and Fire Department personnel located him face down in the surf.

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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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State marine water open bottomfish season (Sept. 1)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the opening of state marine waters Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, for the 2012-2013 bottomfish fishing year. The current 2011-2012 fishing year remains open and will close Aug. 31. The DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) reminds all commercial bottomfish fishermen that their Main Hawaiian Islands […]

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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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Last day to sign up for Huggo's Wahine Tournament (July 17)

Last day to sign up for Huggo’s Wahine Tournament (July 17)

MEDIA RELEASE The 17th Annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is the largest ladies bill fish tournament in the Pacific, and is slated for Saturday, July 28 along the Kona Coast. Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is a ladies only marlin fishing tournament, held annually as a fundraiser for non-profit community organizations. This year, Family Support Hawaii will be […]

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HIBT fishing for volunteers (Aug. 8-18)

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: 53rd Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament WHEN: Friday, Aug. 10 – Saturday, Aug. 18 WHERE: Kailua-Kona, Tournament Headquarters Historic Kailua Village will once again be the center of attention as teams gather from around the world to compete for their chance at capturing the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament’s prestigious Governor’s trophy. HIBT […]

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Fuel Dock Fishing Series (Jan. 28)

Fuel Dock Fishing Series (Jan. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE If a $10,000 koa tree crashed in the woods and nobody heard it, would it still be worth $10,000? The Fuel Dock Fishing Series wants you to hear this $10,000 crash clearly: Hawaii Fuel Network and the Fuel Dock Series are giving away a guaranteed prize of $10,000.00 in free fuel in a […]

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the re-opening of State marine waters on Thursday, September 1, 2011 for the 2011-2012 bottomfish fishing year. 

The fishing year was closed earlier this year on March 12, 2011 and remained closed through August 31, 2011. Seven bottomfish species were affected by this closure: onaga, ehu, opakapaka, kalekale, gindai, lehi, and the hapu‘upu‘u.

Main Hawaiian Islands deep-7 bottomfishery opens Sept. 1, 2011

The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the re-opening of State marine waters on Thursday, September 1, 2011 for the 2011-2012 bottomfish fishing year. The fishing year was closed earlier this year on March 12, 2011 and remained closed through August 31, 2011. Seven bottomfish species were affected by this closure: onaga, ehu, opakapaka, […]

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Man named Marlin wins the 'Crying Towel' award after a bigger fish steals the big catch

HIBT 2011: Final bits ‘n’ pieces

Man named Marlin wins the ‘Crying Towel’ award after a bigger fish steals the big catch

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2011 Huggo's Wahine Tournament (July 30)

2011 Huggo’s Wahine Tournament (July 30)

MEDIA RELEASE The 16th Annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is set for Saturday, July 30. Hawaii’s only all-women tournament is looking for wahine (women) anglers for its legendary tournament of fun, sun and of course, great fishing along the Kona coast. Entry fee is $400 per team and includes four anglers, captain and crew aboard some […]

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U.S. tackles illegal fishing around the world

U.S. tackles illegal fishing around the world

MEDIA RELEASE The United States has joined more than 50 countries in signing a recommendation to regional fishery management organizations (RFMOs) to better track vessels engaged in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing for tunas, swordfish, sharks and other highly migratory species. Annual global economic losses due to IUU fishing are estimated to be as […]

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Tag and release – the new 'old school' – Kona style

Tag and release – the new ‘old school’ – Kona style

Special to Hawaii 24/7 Kona is to blue marlin fishing as Pebble Beach is to golf – an “old school” name in an ever-increasing swarm of flashy brands. But along with being an established brand comes a certain reputation that does not always hold up to closer inspection. The Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series just turned […]

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In preparation for the September 1, 2011 opening of the main Hawaiian Islands bottomfish fishery, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will hold free statewide public workshops, starting July 23, on the new bottomfish fishery rules and regulations.

Statewide main Hawaiian Islands bottomfish workshops begin

In preparation for the September 1, 2011 opening of the main Hawaiian Islands bottomfish fishery, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will hold free statewide public workshops, starting July 23, on the new bottomfish fishery […]

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Strong Persuader wins Kona Kick Off

Strong Persuader wins Kona Kick Off

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Strong Persuader, captained by Shane O’Brien, won the Kona Kick Off fishing tournament this weekend, after hauling in a 718-lb. marlin. Angler Joe Gallegos, fishing aboard the Strong Persuader, was the top point-getter in the first of the 2011 Kona Tournaments, which wrapped up Sunday. Leilani wins Largest Ono […]

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