History

The Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament was started in 2004 with the dual goals of raising funds for youth charity/marine conservation organizations and highlighting the phenomenal fishing off Virginia Beach, with great results. Funds raised for charity are nearing the $1 million mark, and we always have a waiting list of teams wanting to join in the fun and fishing that have become our trademark.

Tournament Statistics

YearStatistics

2018

80 Teams, 574 Anglers, $620,000 in Cash Awards
324 Billfish Caught, 322 Released—17 blue marlin, 292 white marlin, 13 spearfish
Blue Marlin Weighed—683.0, 440.0 lbs.
5 Gamefish Caught—3 dolphin, 2 yellowfin tuna

2017

75 Teams, 445 Anglers, $525,500 in Cash Awards
264 Billfish Caught, 263 Released—13 blue marlin, 218 white marlin, 21 sailfish, 12 spearfish
1 Blue Marlin Weighed—801.0 lbs.
15 Gamefish Caught—4 dolphin, 8 yellowfin tuna, 3 wahoo

2016

75 Teams, 423 Anglers, $544,500 in Cash Awards
456 Billfish Caught, 456 Released—19 blue marlin, 144 white marlin, 280 sailfish, 13 spearfish
11 Gamefish Caught—10 dolphin, 1 wahoo

2015

75 Teams, 384 Anglers, $418,500 in Cash Awards
182 Billfish Caught, 182 Released—17 blue marlin, 154 white marlin, 9 sailfish, 2 spearfish
14 Gamefish Caught—7 dolphin, 1 yellowfin tuna, 6 wahoo

2014

75 Teams, 443 Anglers, $424,000 in Cash Awards
433 Billfish Caught, 433 Released—15 blue marlin, 357 white marlin, 61 sailfish
15 Gamefish Caught—11 dolphin, 4 wahoo

2013

69 Teams, 390 Anglers, $387,000 in Cash Awards
483 Billfish Caught, 483 Released—13 blue marlin, 463 white marlin, 7 sailfish
10 Gamefish Caught—5 dolphin, 2 yellowfin tuna, 3 wahoo

2012

66 Teams, 346 Anglers, $364,000 in Cash Awards
180 Billfish Caught, 180 Released—6 blue marlin, 162 white marlin, 12 sailfish
30 Gamefish Caught—7 dolphin, 21 yellowfin tuna, 2 wahoo

2011

45 Teams, 236 Anglers, $244,500 in Cash Awards
175 Billfish Caught, 175 Released—2 blue marlin, 165 white marlin, 8 sailfish
5 Gamefish Caught—3 dolphin, 1 yellowfin tuna, 1 wahoo

2010

69 Teams, 472 Anglers, $355,000 in Cash Awards
188 Billfish Caught, 188 Released—12 blue marlin, 170 white marlin, 3 sailfish, 3 spearfish
14 Gamefish Caught—4 dolphin, 6 yellowfin tuna, 4 wahoo

2009

53 Teams, 372 Anglers, $285,000 in Cash Awards
194 Billfish Caught, 194 Released—2 blue marlin, 32 white marlin, 160 sailfish
6 Gamefish Caught—3 dolphin, 1 yellowfin tuna, 2 wahoo

2008

67 Teams, 408 Anglers, $355,000 in Cash Awards
96 Billfish Caught, 96 Released—3 blue marlin, 92 white marlin, 1 sailfish
8 Gamefish Caught—5 dolphin, 2 bigeye tuna, 1 wahoo

2007

73 Teams, 458 Anglers, $388,500 in Cash Awards
191 Billfish Caught, 191 Released—13 blue marlin, 167 white marlin, 7 sailfish, 4 spearfish
17 Gamefish Caught—4 dolphin, 9 yellowfin tuna, 4 wahoo

2006

53 Teams, 330 Anglers, $273,000 in Cash Awards
74 Billfish Caught, 74 Released—2 blue marlin, 69 white marlin, 3 sailfish
11 Gamefish Caught—6 dolphin, 1 yellowfin tuna, 4 wahoo

2005

42 Teams, 226 Anglers, $234,000 in Cash Awards
38 Billfish Caught, 38 Released—2 blue marlin, 33 white marlin, 1 sailfish, 2 spearfish
28 Gamefish Caught—10 dolphin, 1 longfin tuna, 12 yellowfin tuna, 5 wahoo

2004

42 Teams, 231 Anglers, $213,500 in Cash Awards
55 Billfish Caught, 54 Released—7 blue marlin, 48 white marlin
1 Blue Marlin Weighed—582.0 lbs.
14 Gamefish Caught—3 dolphin, 6 yellowfin tuna, 5 wahoo