Miami Billfish Tournament

miami billfish tournamentMiami Billfish Tournament
March 22- 24, 2012
Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach is full of reasons to visit, but many of them require spending money, not earning it. All of that changes with the Miami Billfish Tournament, a fishing tournament offering $100,000 in prize money. This popular event is now in its 30th consecutive year and is as strong as ever, attracting anglers and fishing enthusiasts from across the country. Spread over three days in March 2012, this tournament provides an extra excuse to spend time fishing in Miami. Don't wait to register; this event has one of the best cash prizes in the country. Keep reading to discover why the Miami Billfish Tournament should inspire a vacation to south Florida's hottest city.

The 2012 Tournament

In 2012, the Miami Billfish Tournament is being held from March 22 - 24 in the Miami Beach Marina (near South Beach). In addition to offering a fun tournament and substantial prize money, this event also raises money for marine conservation and education. This tournament is focused on several kinds of fish including tuna, wahoo, and kingfish. Awards are offered in a variety of categories such as Top Outboard Boat , Top Inboard Boat , Top Funfish Boat , Top Billfish , and more. Cash awards are substantial and competition is tight in this tournament.

Fishing for All

The Miami Billfish Tournament makes fishing appealing for people of all ages. There are a variety of categories for individuals to win as well, including the Master Angler award , the Top Lady award , and the Top Junior award for kids. In addition, prizes are given out for the biggest catch. This fact makes the Miami Billfish Tournament an appealing option for a family vacation. Go ahead and get the whole family involved in this festive occasion and watch as the competitive juices start flowing.

Event Sponsors

Many anglers wonder how this tournament can have such big cash prizes. The answer is that this well-established festival has a variety of event sponsors. Organizations that help make cash prizes - and donations to charity - a reality include Yamaha, American Airlines, Miami-Dade County, and more. A combination of individual, corporate, and government sponsors all come together to make the Miami Billfish Tournament happen each and every year.

Registration and Fine Print

Before you can be handed a big check for your successful days of fishing, there are a few things to take care of. First of all, it is required by the federal government to obtain a billfish permit. There is a link on the festival website that makes it easy to get your own billfish permit in advance of the tournament. After securing the permit, the next step is registration. An entry form and a one-day entry form are both available on the official festival website. Fill these forms out to open the possibility of winning some serious cash in the Miami Billfish Tournament.

More Than Fishing

In addition to fishing, there are several other festival components that make this a fun event. There is a kick-off party for participants before they head off to sea and there is a free dock party on the baywalk that follows the weigh-ins. While this event is heavily focused on fishing, it is also about fishermen and families that enjoy refreshments and entertainment after the fishing is complete.

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