Tournaments and Charters
Best fishing season in Antigua and Barbuda is considered to be a short one, from the end of March through June
for kingfish averaging 45 pounds, mahi mahi that average 30 pounds and wahoo that
typically top out at 45 pounds. There are also a fair number of
the small white marlin during this period, but locals say blue marlin are scarce.
Locals admit one reason so few blue marlin are hooked may be
because not very many locals fish for them: "We fish only for what
we can eat," one confided.
The water around Antigua seems like prime billfishing ground. You only
need to go from two to 10 miles offshore to encounter a dropoff that
ranges from 50 to 200 fathoms (150-600 feet).
The Antigua & Barbuda Sports Fishing Club sponsors 3 fishing tournaments annualy.
Largest and oldest--approaching 50 years--is the
Annual Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Tournament normally held for 3 days in May.
The annual Francis Nunes Jr. Fishing Tournament and Seafood Festival is a 1-day event held in September.
The 1-day Best in the West occurs in November.
See dates for fishing tournaments, which are headquartered in different locations.
Antigua Fishing Charter Info - See who can take you fishing for your own billfish, wahoo and more thoiughout the year.
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