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Tournament Activities

  • August 18, 2013
    The Big Island Department of Parks and Recreation 17th Annual Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament held its weigh-in at the Honokaa gym. The official number of participants was reported as > 400 anglers, from keiki to kupunas. More...
  • August 11, 2013
    The First Annual Molokai Masters Ulua Tournament weigh-in was held this year to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passing of one of Molokai's master ulua fisherman, Lolly Agliam. Lolly is a member of the Hawaii Fishing News 100 Plus Club, catching his 135-lb ulua on February 4, 1977. More...
  • July 21, 2013
    The Kmart on Kauai held its 16th Annual Shoreline Tournament on Sunday July 21. A total of 152 keiki and 240 adults entered in this popular community tournament. This is the only tournament in Hawaii that has its own barbless category as well as the NOAA "Barbless Challenge". More...
  • June 15, 2013
    The S. Tokunaga Ulua Challenge, the largest shoreline tournament in Hawaii, hosted 515 anglers this year. The Barbless Challenge (54% signed up) anglers had another great year. The weigh-in went from 11 am to 2 pm on Sunday. More...
  • May 26, 2013
    The 14th Annual Pole Benda tournament weigh-in was held in Kamuela, Hawaii at the Thelma Parker Gymnasium. The barbless anglers more than held their own with multiple catches as well as some big fish. More...
  • April 14, 2013
    This year the GT Masters attracted 289 anglers, and 101 of them signed up for the "Barbless Challenge". For this tournament, the minimum size for a qualifying catch is based on the L-50 size of the tournament's target species to promote sustainability. More...
  • January 13, 2013
    The 4th annual Eastside Challenge had a total count of 75 anglers, of which 39% signed up for the "Barbless Challenge". Not surprisingly the majority of the fish were oio. Only 1 omilu was weighed in and there was only 1 ulua. More...
  • December 4, 2012
    The last tournament for the calendar year 2012 was the 8th Annual Atlapac Oio Tournament. The weigh-in was held at President Roland Galacgac's house. Despite the windy weather, a lot of fish were weighed in. More...
  • November 11, 2012
    The Kakaako Kasting Club held their annual Invitational Oio Tournament weigh-in at Pier 38. There were 100 participants of which 37 signed up for the "Barbless Challenge". More...
  • October 21, 2012
    The 3rd Annual OTS Family Fishing Tournament was a big success with lots of ono food and live local musical entertainment. The small family style fishing tournament for the OTS family and friends turned out to be mainly a kids fishing event as they totally outfished the adults. More...
  • October 14, 2012
    This tournament is one of the annual tournaments that the Atlapac Fishing Club does every year to give back to the shorefishing community. Oahu anglers all look forward to participating in this late season tournament. More...
  • August 19, 2012
    The 16th Annual P&R Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament weigh in was held at the Honokaa Gym. This was the first year for the "Barbless Challenge". The overall tournament had nearly 350 entrants of all ages. More...
  • July 15, 2012
    The KMart Shoreline Fishing Tournament is in its 15th year of competition. This very popular Kauai tournament that is all about giving back to and supporting the local community annually gets about 300 entrants. More...
  • July 14, 2012
    The 37th Annual Hilo Casting Club's tournament consistently has a high percentage of anglers that sign up to enter the Barbless Challenge. This year was no exception with 56% signing up. More...
  • June 10, 2012
    The BCH project hit another milestone with a sweep of the top 3 places in the S. Tokunaga's Ulua Challenge shoreline fishing tournament by uluas caught on barbless circle hooks. The Ulua Challenge is already the largest shoreline tournament in Hawaii and it keeps growing every year. More...
  • May 27, 2012
    The premature demise of the beloved Pole Benda that was reported last year was thankfully NOT true. The 14th Annual Pole Benda weigh-in was up and running again at the Thelma Parker Gym in beautiful Waimea. More...
  • May 20, 2012
    The Grace Bible Shoreline Fishing Tournament was another first time "Barbless Circle Hook Challenge" participant. The barbless challenge hosted 36% of the anglers in this first year. More...
  • April 20, 2012
    An annual highlight of the Hawaii Ocean Expo is the GT Masters Cup Fishing Tournament (more tournament pics here). The "Barbless Challenge" within the tournament had 91 participants out of 311 total. More...
  • January 29, 2012
    The weigh-in for the Eastside Challenge Fishing Tournament was held at the Heeia pier. Fifty-four percent of the participants signed up for the Barbless Challenge. Catches were light and consisted only of oʻio. More...
  • December 4, 2011
    Three shorefishing clubs participated in this annual invitational where a Barbless Challenge is featured. Participation was good in this late season tournament and there was a 76% entry rate for the barbless category. More...
  • November 6, 2011
    This is the first year that the Kakaako Kasting Club has invited the BCH project to host a "Barbless Challenge" in their traditional fall invitational oʻio jackpot tournament. In this first year, there were 80 participants of which 30% signed up for the "Barbless Challenge". More...
  • October 30, 2011
    The Obake Shootout had a very successful tournament weigh-in at POP Pier 38. Registration showed a total of 248 entrants with 95 in barbless, 52 in papio/ulua tagging, 50 in oʻio tagging, and 54 in the Mike Sakamoto Scholarship Challenge. More...
  • October 23, 2011
    The Oahu Transit Service 2nd Annual Family and Friends Shoreline Fishing Tournament featured its first "Barbless Challenge". The company tournament attracted an interesting mix of folks ranging from fishing newbies to a few very seasoned shorecasters. More...