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

May 2018

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament

May 10 , 2018 to August 05, 2018

Pompano Beach

South Florida’s largest tournament, The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, a 3-leg series takes place May - August 2018. 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. 

Treasure Coast Builders Association Fishing Tournament

May 25 , 2018 to May 26, 2018


Pirates Cove Marina

The 32nd Annual Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) Fishing Tournament takes place Saturday, May 25 - 26, 2018 at Pirates Cove Marina in Port Salerno.

Jun 2018

Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament

June 01 , 2018 to June 03, 2018

Big Pine Key

Over $35,000 in cash, prizes, and awards for the top anglers!  The 25th Annual Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament will be held at Sugarloaf Key June 1 - 3, 2018.

Don Hawley Invitaional Tarpon Tournament

June 03 , 2018 to June 08, 2018


Top fly-rod anglers compete in a 5-day tournament using fly tackle and either a 12- or 16-pound tippet.  The 44th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Tarpon Fly Tournament takes place June 3 - 8 2018.

Lionfish Derby Series

June 08 , 2018 to September 16, 2018

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 2018 Summer Lionfish Derby series takes place in 6 locations on different dates.

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament

June 27 , 2018 to July 01, 2018


Over $30,000 in cash and awards! The 46th Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament will take place June 29 - July 1, 2017.  The tournament winner receives and invitation to fish the Offshore World Championship.