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 2017

Saltwater Showdown Fishing Tournament

May 11 , 2017 to August 06, 2017

Pompano Beach

South Florida’s largest tournament, The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit, a 3-leg series takes place May - August 2017. 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. 

Jun 2017

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament

June 29 , 2017 to July 01, 2017

Pensacola

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.

Jul 2017

Lionfish Derby Series

July 07 , 2017 to August 13, 2017

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 2017 Summer Lionfish Derby series takes place in 4 locations on different dates.