New Orleans Invitational Billfish Tournament


The ITB sanctioned tournament runs from June 16, through June 19, 2016. Experience a tremendous sportfishing event out of Venice, LA. Boats will meet in Port Eads Marina and run out of South Pass.

44th Annual New Orleans Invitational Billfish Tournament

This year, 2016, marks the 44th year that enthusiastic bill fishing fanatics meet up to test their skills at some of the biggest gamefish in the world.

Sponsor: Big Game Fishing Club

Contact: Jimmy Fisackerly, 985,649.9044, or 504.329.4114, (

See their official website to view billfish tournament rules. Also download a tournament entry form and apply.

Important Tournament Dates:

June 16th: Registration and Optional Entries, Mandatory Captains Meeting, Departure

June 17th: Fishing with weigh in until 7PM

June 18th: Fishing, the scales close at 6PM

June 19th: 9AM Awards Breakfast

This is a prestigious event that presents numerous team and individual awards. Some of the awards include biggest billfish, top lady angler, top youth angler, blue marlin award, top overall angler and white marlin tag & release.

Other individual awards include:

  • Largest Dolphin
  • Largest Yellow fin Tuna
  • Largest Wahoo

Check it out and participate.