Since its inception in 1970, the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club has been the host to the country’s largest billfish tournaments. The first gathering, launched in 1971 as a club affair, involved only a handful of boats and anglers. Rapidly the attraction developed a reputation as the premier fishing tradition and turned a three-day bluewater Gulf of Mexico deepsea fishing competition into the sporting event of the year, luring a record number of anglers and boats from accross the nation. The International Billfish Tournament is held on the last weekend of June at the famous Palafox Pier. This event continues to take pride in presenting the most affordable and family friendly tournament on the Gulf Coast. Two additional events, the Junior Angler Tournament and Pensacola Ladies Billfish Tournament, both hosted at the WCI Lost Key Marina Yacht Club, compliment the trio of tournaments organized by our Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club.
The annual competitions are filled with the best in fishing, sizable crowds and memorable award celebrations of cash and prizes. The objectives and purpose of the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club touches a personal side by meeting goals set forth by the organization.
To stimulate and encourage the sport of big game fishing in northwest Florida coastal waters and more particularly, in those waters near and offshore of Pensacola, Florida.
To demonstrate the recreational facilities and the abundance of big game fish off and near the coast of Pensacola, Florida and to advertise, publicize and promote Pensacola as a recreational attraction and as a big game fishing area.
To encourage and promote the conservation and study of game fishes; to assist and cooperate with other members, clubs and scientific foundations in the collection and dissemination of available data and information.
To encourage and promote the sport of big game fishing as a recreation and as a source of scientific data.
1st Tournament to Lengthen the Boated Blue Marlin. We Started something here.
The members of the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club thank all of those who have helped to make our series of tournaments successful and look forward to the promising future of fun in the sun as we continue to FISH THE TRADITION!!!
Ladies Billfish Tournament
August 18-19 2023
Santa Rosa Yacht Club
The Pensacola Ladies Billfish Tournament starts off the year by being the First Tournament of the season. The Ladies Tournament is not only a chance to fish with your fellow women but a perfect opportunity to get out on the water. Come join us for our 42nd Annual Ladies Billfish Tournament.
Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
June 12 - June 16 2024
Museum of Commerce
Since 1970, The International Has Become A Tradition In Downtown Pensacola. We have had over 25,300 Anglers fish our tournament and we continue to provide a legendary Billfish Tournament for the Gulf Coast. We Thank all of our anglers and invite you to join us this year at Palafox Pier for our
51st Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament.
Junior Anglers Tournament
July 21-22 2023
Santa Rosa Yacht Club
The Junior Tournament is one of our favorite tournaments of the year. We host this tournament to encourage and teach our youngsters to become responsible anglers and the rules of the water. Come join us for the 34th annual Junior Angler Tournament.