Your Big Game Fishing Club in Pensacola & the Gulf Coast
Since 1970, the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club has encouraged the sport of big game fishing in northwest Florida. What started as a few boats and anglers in 1971 has grown into the country’s largest billfish tournaments. Our events take place along the shores of Pensacola, Florida, serving as a great location for fisherman throughout the Gulf Coast. Our International Billfish Tournament is a qualifying event for the World Billfish Series and IGFA World championship. We pride ourselves on our affordable, family friendly tournaments, meant to celebrate the sport of fishing and creation of long-lasting memories with friends and family. If you are looking for a place to share your big game fishing passion with others, be involved in tournaments, and socialize with local fishers, consider joining our Pensacola fishing club today.
Our Upcoming Tournaments
- 36th Annual
- Ladies Billfish
- August 28-29, 2015
- 45th Annual
- International Billfish
- June 29 – July 2, 2016
- 27th Annual
- Junior Angler
- June 19-20, 2015
Our Upcoming Inter Club Tournaments
- Brown Bag Interclub
- August 15, 2015
- Kyser / Coupe Billfish
- October 10, 2015
Hosting One of The Country’s Largest Billfish Tournaments
Every year , Plaza DeLuna Park in Downtown Pensacola plays host to the International Billfish Tournament. This three day deep sea fishing competition draws a large crowd of professional and amateur anglers from throughout the United States. As the country’s largest billfish tournament, we consistently have large crowds participating in our day’s events, with cash awards and prizes for large and small vessels.
Promoting Gulf Coast Big Game Fishing Since 1970
Since our inception in 1970, the PBGFC has promoted Pensacola as a hotspot for plentiful big game fishing. Our Board of Directors and all of our members share a passion for responsible fishing, for the sport of the catch and the promotion of the recreational fishing industry in Pensacola.
Fishing For Sport And Scientific Data
It’s not just about the sport of fishing. The Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club is also dedicated to the promotion of conservation and study of game fish. We assist other members and scientific foundations in the collection of scientific data and information for further analysis and an increased education about our local ecosystem.
Why You Should Make PBGFC Your Gulf Coast Fishing Club
It’s all about the thrill of the catch and making memories. We hope that you’ll join us to Fish The Tradition. Every one of our members work together to make sure that our tournaments are smoothly run, so that we all can focus on the sport of recreational fishing. From amateur to professional fishermen, we are all focused on enjoying the abundance of big game fish in a competitive, but friendly, environment along the shores of Pensacola and the Gulf Coast.