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Last day to sign up for Huggo’s Wahine Tournament (July 17)


The 17th Annual Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is the largest ladies bill fish tournament in the Pacific, and is slated for Saturday, July 28 along the Kona Coast.

Huggo’s Wahine Tournament is a ladies only marlin fishing tournament, held annually as a fundraiser for non-profit community organizations. This year, Family Support Hawaii will be the beneficiary.

Over the past 16 years, more than $100,000 has been donated to charity.

The teams are competing for cash and prizes, and the majority of the marlins caught will be released for points, and the total points will determine the outcome.

Eric von Platen Luder, the tournament director, is very happy with the early turnout this year, with still space for a few more teams. Kona has produced some very large fish this summer, and we expect some red HOT fishing action for the ladies!

“We are one of, if not the, largest ladies marlin fishing tournament in the world,” he said, “We all 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 27 at Huggo’s “On the Rocks” bar. The full day of fishing starts 8 a.m. Saturday, July 28 from Kailua Bay.

The weigh-ins are 4 p.m. at the Fuel Dock located at Honokohau Harbor after the call of stop fishing, and the public is welcome to attend the weigh-ins.

The Awards Banquet is 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at Huggo’s “On the Rocks” bar.

Team entries are limited, on a space available basis and due July 17.

Entry forms can be picked up at Huggo’s Restaurant, Gentry’s Sea Store Deli, and the Fuel Dock or at Pacific Rim Fishing Tackle, located at Honokohau Harbor or for more information call 329-2840.

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