Bahamas Billfish Championship Leg 1

Event Dates: 04/21/2010 - 04/24/2010

Posted Date: 04/21/2010
Location: Treasure Cay

The Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) is a world-class fishing tournament series and the 2010 season marks the Series' 37th anniversary. The BBC has the distinction of being the oldest billfish tournament series in the world. The five tournaments that comprise the Championship take place each spring on the "Out Islands" of The Bahamas. All tournaments are governed by a uniform set of angling rules, fishing hours and entry fees. Anglers can fish any or all of the five tournaments with cumulative points for sailfish, spearfish, white marlin and blue marlin determining the overall Bahamas Billfish Champion for that year. The Championship was an early leader in billfish conservation and has remained a constant supporter of organizations like the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and The Billfish Foundation (TBF), The BBC promotes the conservation philosophy of "catch and release" by the use of time and date stamped digital images to verify the billfish species and the actual time of the release. The BBC is credited with pioneering and refining the use of digital images for release confirmation during big game fishing tournaments.