Florida Fishing Tournaments

Listed below are fishing events throughout the state of Florida. To focus in on a specific Florida city select that city below. To view past events view our fishing events archive.

Florida is the fishing capital of the world. We have big fishing tournaments with big money prizes and small charity fishing tournaments that raise money for many deserving causes.

Examples of big fishing tournaments in Florida include the Mayors Cup in Miami every January and the World Sailfish Championship in Key West in April, which has a $1 million dollar purse.

Fishing Events in Florida

Apr 2016

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament

April 28 , 2016 to August 07, 2016

Pompano Beach

South Florida’s largest tournament, The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, a 3-leg series takes place May - August 2016. Anglers throughout the nation compete for the Showdown Crown.  Boats can have as many anglers as they want. The fee is a boat registration only. 

May 2016

Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament Florida Keys

May 06 , 2016 to May 07, 2016


Sponsored by Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center, Yamaha, Edge Water Power Boats, the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Tournament takes place May 6 - 7, 2016 in the Florida Keys!  Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo

May 11 , 2016 to May 15, 2016

Pompano Beach

The Fishing Rodeo in Pompano Beach is a roundup of the most popular species for Florida fishing “cobia, dolphin, king, tuna, and wahoo.”  The event started in 1965 and takes place annually in May.

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

May 19 , 2016 to May 20, 2016

Boca Grande

Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament

The 34th Annual “Worlds Richest” Tarpon Tournament and Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament will be held May 19 - 20, 2016.

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament

May 27 , 2016 to May 28, 2016


Pirates Cove Marina

The 30th Annual Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday, May 27 - 28, 2016 at Pirates Cove Marina in Port Salerno.

Jun 2016

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament

June 05 , 2016 to June 10, 2016


Top fly-rod anglers compete in a 5-day tournament using fly tackle and either a 12- or 16-pound tippet.  The 42nd Annual Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament takes place June 5 -10 2016.