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. 

Jul 2016

Lionfish Derby Series

July 09 , 2016 to September 13, 2016

Key Largo

Lionfish Derby

The invasive lionfish have been growing in large numbers in the Florida Keys.  This non-native lionfish are eating native fish and crustaceans in large quantities harming the coral reef and ecosystems in the Keys.  The 2016 Summer Lionfish Derby series takes place in 4 locations on different dates.

Oct 2016

Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa

October 08 , 2016 to October 09, 2016

Tampa

10,000 Gallon Pond at Florida Sportsman Fishing and Boating Show, Tampa

The Florida Sportsman Expo- Tampa sponsored by Florida Sportsman magazine will be held October 8 - 9, 2016 at the Florida State Fairgrounds (Expo Hall.)  Angler, boaters, and hunters can participate in ongoing demonstrations, contests, seminars, contests to win free prizes and more.