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Entry forms now available for Huggo’s Wahine Tournament (July 31)


The 15th annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is Saturday, July 31, but anglers can register now.

The Huggo’s Wahine Billfish Tournament 2010 theme “Hollywood Divas & Legends” is a ladies only event and a fundraiser for non-profit community organizations, this year the Family Support Services of West Hawaii will benefit. In the past 15 years, more than $97,000 has been donated to charity.

The teams are competing for cash and prizes, and the majority of the marlins under the minimum weight caught will be released for points, the largest fish weighing more than 300 pounds will determine the outcome.

“The Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is one of the largest ladies fishing tournament in the world,” angler Sue Vermillion said. “The volunteers have so much fun planning the tournament, and the proceeds go to such a good cause, it’s a win-win event for everybody involved.”

The tournament briefing is 6 p.m. Friday, July 30 at Huggo’s. The full day of fishing starts 8 a.m. Saturday July 31 from Kailua Bay.

The weigh-ins will be 4 p.m. at the Fuel Dock/ Charter Desk at Honokohau Harbor. The public is welcome to attend the weigh-ins.

The Awards Banquet is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1 at Huggo’s “On the Rocks.”

Team entries are limited to 75, on a space available basis. Entry forms can be downloaded at or picked up at Huggo’s Restaurant, Pacific Rim Fishing Tackle, Gentry’s Sea Store and Deli and The Charter Desk all located at Honokohau Harbor.

For more information, call 329-2840.

Huggo’s first opened its doors for business 40 years ago. Since 1969, Huggo’s a family-owned and operated award-winning landmark has been dedicated to serving only the freshest of fish and locally grown produce. Huggo’s is ideal for private parties, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and all special events.

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