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Bahamas Billfish Championship

1/5/06 - 1/8/06

visit: www.bahamasbillfish.com

The Bahamas Billfish Championship has taken place annually since its first season in 1973.  Spanning April through June, all Championship tournaments are governed by a uniform set of rules controlling minimum lengths for qualifying billfish, line class, fishing hours and entry fees.  Anglers can fish any or all of the tournaments with cumulative points determining the overall Bahamas Billfish Champions.

2006 Tournament Schedule:

Marsh Harbour Championship
April 17 - 22, 2006

Harbour Island Championship
April 30 - May 5, 2006

Emerald Bay Championship
May 14 - 19, 2006                      
                       
Treasure Cay Championship
June 4 - 9, 2006

Boat Harbour Championship
June 18 - 23, 2006

Entering its thirtieth year in 2003, the Bahamas Billfish Championship has grown to a world class tournament-fishing series that takes place in the Bahama Out Islands. Spanning April through June, all Championship tournaments are governed by a uniform set of rules controlling minimum lengths for qualifying billfish, line class, fishing hours and entry fees. Anglers can fish any or all the tournaments with cumulative points determining the overall Bahamas Billfish Champions.

A dozen or so regulars’ that participated in billfish tournaments at Bimini, Cat Cay, Chub Cay and Walker’s Cay started the Championship originally in 1968 as an informal competition with a title that was basically symbolic. The series went uninterrupted until 1972 when nearly all tournament activities, both in the Bahamas and the U.S., were curtailed because of the fuel embargo. The Championship resumed in 1973 and has maintained a consecutive annual schedule that has included as many as six tournaments covering Bimini, the Berry Islands, the Abacos, Cat Cay, Paradise Island and North Eleuthera.

Registration Information

Membership registration in the Bahamas Billfish Championship is $1000.00  and the entry fee for each tournament is $1500.00.  The tournament entry fee covers T-shirts and hosted social functions at the tournament for four people.  Additional social tickets are available at $250.00 per person. Participants must be signed up for tournaments with the BBC office before resorts will accept slip and/or room reservations.  The resorts receive a weekly list from our office indicating the teams entered in each tournament.  The resorts will only confirm reservations for those teams entered in the tournaments with priority going to those who have signed up for the entire BBC series.

Angling Rules
All anglers and crewmembers are expected to be familiar with the IGFA Salt Water Angling Rules. The angler must hook, fight and bring the fish to gaff or the point of release unaided by any other person. No one other than the angler may touch the rod. IGFA Salt Water Angling Rules apply at all Bahamas Billfish Championship tournaments with exceptions stated on the BBC website.


Phone: 954-920-5577
Toll Free: 888-303-2242
FAX: 954-925-1033
Two Oakwood Boulevard, Suite 195
Dania, FL 33004


   


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