60th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT)

July 25-August 2, 2019

Calling all anglers and teams from around the world.... come and spend five days of international tournament fishing in Kona’s famous waters aboard some of the finest charter boats. Where fishing legends gather for the thrill of capturing the prestigious HIBT Governor’s trophy.

Once again, the world meets here in Kona this summer where the tradition of big Marlin fishing aboard some of Kona’s finest fishing fleet, captains and crews continues. Returning teams, new anglers and a continued commitment to further world-wide attention on fish conservation through its successful tag and release program are just some of the expected returns as thirty-five teams gather from around the world to celebrate HIBT’s diamond milestone. So far the 2019 HIBT scoreboard includes teams from Australia, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, and representing teams from around the US including California, Hawaii, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oregon and Texas. HIBT salutes all the anglers and charter boat captains and crews who have brought their best talent and enthusiasm.

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