Start Fishing! The Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Celebrates 60 Years

billfish-4On August 21, 1959, statehood was granted to the territory of Hawai‘i, making it the 50th state in the union. Two days later, the first Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament (HIBT) was introduced to Kona. This year marked the 60th anniversary of HIBT, as anglers from around the world descended upon Kailua-Kona to continue the tradition of big marlin fishing. The 2019 Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament ran July 27–August 4.

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