A fishing boat during the El Pescado Billfish Tournament

El Pescado Billfish Tournament

Experience the thrill of big game fishing over four action-packed days.

Thursday - Monday, Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2024 | See Times Below

The Northeast Florida Marlin Club hosts the El Pescado Billfish Tournament at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor from Thursday, November 28, 2024, to Monday, December 2, 2024. 

The tournament kicks off with a Captains' Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Northeast Florida Marlin Association Club House, followed by four days of big game fishing. Captains choose which two days of the four to fish and must declare their lay days by 8:00 a.m. each morning.

The general entry fee is $1,500.00 before October 31 ($1,750.00 after), with payouts based on 30 boats. The tournament features several optional entry categories. The Daily TWT (tournament within tournament) requires a $5,000.00 entry fee, with a winner-takes-all prize of $75,000.00 each day. The Meat Fish category has a $500.00 entry fee per species, offering $15,000.00 prizes for wahoo, dolphin, and tuna. The Under 40’ / Outboard TWT has a $1,000.00 entry fee and a $30,000.00 payout structure that depends on the number of boats entered. The Overall TWT has a $3,000.00 entry fee, with payouts of $54,000.00 for 1st place, $27,000.00 for 2nd place, and $9,000.00 for 3rd place. 

Awards are determined by event organizers and are subject to change and restrictions. For additional information, please contact Jeff Crabtree at (904) 759-1033.

This tournament is open to the public but also part of the Northeast Florida Marlin Association's Tournament Series Championship, which is exclusive to NEFMA members.

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Registration: Register online for $1,500.00 if you register before October 31, 2024, when the entry fee changes to $1,750.00.

When: Thursday to Monday, November 28 to December 2, 2024.

Where: The Northeast Florida Marlin Association Club House is located in the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor at 3030 Harbor Dr., St Augustine, Florida 32084.


Thursday, November 28, 2024Final Registration6:00 p.m.
Captains' Meeting6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 28 - Monday, December 2, 2024Fishing Days8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Weigh-In7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 2, 2024AwardsAfter final weigh-in.

Admission | Ticket Prices

*TWT (Tournament within tournament)
Entry TypeEntryPrice
Main Event EntryEarly Registration (before Oct. 31)$1500.00
Late Registration (after Oct. 31)$1750.00
Optional EntriesDaily TWT*$5000.00
Meat Fish: Wahoo$500.00
Meat Fish: Dolphin$500.00
Meat Fish: Tuna$500.00
Under 40’ / Outboard TWT*$1000.00
Overall TWT*$3000.00

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Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.