Excellent fishing highlighted this year’s Bahamas Billfish Championship. The boats participating in the four leg series released a total of 105 billfish – 51 blue marlin, 34 white marlin and 20 sailfish. Of those releases the 2016 Championship winner, team ‘Uno Mas,’ released eleven blues, four whites and three sailfish.
The Marsh Harbour Championship, leg 3 of the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship, was held last week at Abaco Beach Resort. Leg 2 winner, team ‘Uno Mas,’ put another BBC tournament in the win column.
The Boat Harbour Championship, leg two of the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship, was held last week at Abaco Beach Resort. Winning team Uno Mas wasted no time in finding the fish and releasing a grand slam to earn them the $5000 Grand Slam bonus on day one.
The Guana Cay leg of the 2016 Bahamas Billfish Championship went off without a hitch last week, concluding with an exciting awards dinner at Sunsetters restaurant at Orchid Bay Marina where ‘Bamboo,’ owned by Bill Canida, took top honors. ‘Wave Paver’ (owned by Jr. Davis and captained by Russell Sinclair) and ‘Sandrita’ (owned by Kevin Fish and captained by Kyle Sherman) took second and third place, respectively.
Southern Comfort clinched First Place for the second consecutive year at the 31st Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament (TCBT), June 25-28 at Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort. Owned by Peter Angel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Southern Comfort caught the lead when they released their second blue marlin on the last day of the tournament. Big T's Too took Second Place with a blue marlin release the first day the tournament, earning owner Bob Wolsey, Sarasota, FL the Top Angler trophy based on time.
Wave Paver rolls over competition in last five minutes to win 2014 Bahamas Billfish Championship Series
With just five minutes remaining in the 2014 Bahamas Billfish Championship, Wave Paver hooked a blue marlin. A minute before that, Jr. Davis and his team were in second place for the overall championship title. This blue marlin release would earn Wave Paver 600 points and a second place finish for the Marsh Harbour Championship and 500 bonus points to go along with that. Those points combined pushed Wave Paver above then leader Marlin Darlin for the Championship win.
Cowpoke’s decisive win at the Treasure Cay Championship propelled the Avon Park, Florida team into first place in the overall 2013 Bahamas Billfish Championship standings. Despite the lead, Cowpoke needed a strong performance in the final tournament of the Series to ensure the overall title.
The Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament (TCBT) will celebrate its 30th anniversary June 1-7, 2013 at beautiful Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, Abaco, Bahamas. Known for its great fishing, excellent value and fun social events, the world-class competition attracts teams from around the world.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship kicked-off its 40th anniversary celebration by publishing five online ‘yearbooks’ with images of the people and events that made the Series memorable. According to Al Behrendt, BBC president, “There are over 2,600 images divided into five volumes that will transport viewers on a trip down memory lane in any decade they select.” Many of the images were digitized from old black and white photographs, negatives and 35mm film slides. “It is fascinating to see the contrast in boats and fishing tackle of the 1970’s and those of the last decade,” Behrendt added. Publishing the online yearbooks is the first in a series of promotions designed to call attention to the fact that the Bahamas Billfish Championship is the world’s oldest billfish tournament series.