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Start fishing! HIBT in action July 28-Aug. 1


WHAT: 55th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Starts Fishing!

WHERE: Kailua Kona, Tournament Headquarters

This prestigious big game fishing tournament built on prestige and strict International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules for world records starts fishing Monday, July 28 and continues through Friday Aug. 1.

A total of 35 teams are headed to Kona to fish and field of anglers is looking very international with multiple teams from Australia, China, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, Papua New Guinea Vanuatu and U.S.A.

Starting at 7:30 a.m., boats line up across historic Kailua Bay, returning to the pier at 4:30 p.m. where spectators will see plenty of scoreboard action as teams weigh in at the end of the day, putting valuable points on the scoreboard.

HIBT event headquarters, retail and tournament control will once again be anchored at Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, located adjacent to Kailua Pier.

The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is underwritten by the generosity of the County of Hawaii Department of Research and Development and numerous corporate and community donors.

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