2023 Billfish Tournaments | Early Spring

With the first leg of the Los Sueños Triple Crown completed, the 2023 billfish season is well underway. With millions on the line and destinations ranging from Australia to Central America, now is the time to plan out your 2023 billfish season! 

January Major Billfish Tournaments

The Masters Angling Tournament | Jan. 24-27th | Los Suenos, Costa Rica

For over 60 years, the Masters Angling Tournament has tested fishermen from around the world with its unique rules. Once a fish is hooked, the boat can not be moved “in a manner to help the angler gain line” in order to release the fish. The faster the release, the more points you get for the fish. Think you could handle it?

South Indian Ocean Billfish | Jan. 31- Feb 1 + Feb 3-4 | Mauritius

With a blue marlin weighing 1100+ pounds caught in 2022, the famed water off the west and south coast of Mauritius are ready for the 2023 South Indian Ocean Billfish Competition. Hosted at Le Morne Anglers Club on the southwest coast of Mauritius, this will be the 23rd year for the competition and sure to be just as epic as its predecessors. 

February Major Billfish Tournaments

Gold Cup Invitational Fish Tournament | Feb 7-11  | Palm Beach, Florida

The Gold Cup is inscribed with the names of some of the best saltwater anglers to ever hit the water. With no prize money on the line, simply prestige, the 2023 Gold Cup Invitational is set to start on February 7th off the coast of Palm Beach Florida. Click the tournament name above to learn more.

Sailfish Challenge  | Feb 22-26 | Fort Lauderdale, FL

With a $2 million purse on the line and some of the best sailfishing waters in the world, the “Quest For The Quest” Sailfish Series is one of the most competitive fishing tournaments in the world. Leg two of the tournament starts on February 22nd out of Fort Lauderdale and offers three inlets/checkpoints to maximize anglers opportunity to make it back to check-in. 

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Leg II | Feb 22-25 | Los Sueños, Costa Rica

Located at the one of the prettiest marinas in the world, the second leg of the Triple Crown starts on February 22nd. For over two decades, this famed tournament has pulled anglers from around the world to the rich waters off of Costa Rica in search of prize money and fame. Follow the link above to learn more about the Triple Crown.

March Major Billfish Tournaments

Jimmy Johnson’s Quest For The Ring Championship | Mar 7-11th  | South Florida

Hosted at the new Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fl, the Quest For The Ring Championship offers the worlds richest guaranteed purse of $1 million and an estimated purse of $2 million, the 2023 tournament is lining up to be one of the most fun and (financially) rewarding billfish tournaments on the list. 

Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Leg III  | March 22-25  |  Los Sueños, Costa Rica

Leg III of the Triple Crown will be held on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coasts billed as the “Billfish Capital Of The World”. From the resort, to the weather, to the tournament, this is an event worth flying down for.

 IGFA light Tackle Open  |  March 29-31  |  Palm Beach Shores, FL

The International Game Fish Association, established in 1939, is excited to put on the famous two day Light Tackle Open.. With a “maximum line class of 12-pounds and strict adherence to IFGA Angling Rules”, the tournament will take place out of Sailfish Marina Resort and will test anglers from the world. 


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