Marshalls Billfish Club

Billfish fever rocks the dock

Billfish fever rocks the dock

Dozens of anglers competing in last weekend’s two-day annual 37th Marshalls Billfish Club tournament caught eight qualifying billfish, with Damien Milne on Bakaro reeling in the two biggest ones at 415 and 330 lbs. Milne also won total qualifying pounds for his marlin catches. Ronnie Reimers on Kirtake hauled in a 323 lbs marlin to […]

5 guys go to HI tourney

5 guys go to HI tourney

Journal 3/2/1982 P1 DeBrum: Compact talks broke down Marshall Islands Foreign Secretary Tony deBrum returned home on February 25 to report that status negotiations with the United States had broken down. Secretary deBrum said in a news release: “We’re back to square one. We are now further away from the end of the negotiations than […]

Billfish chaps head to Kona

Billfish chaps head to Kona

Journal 8/21/1981 P1 Teachers object to contract plan A hearing on controversial contracts for all elementary and high school teachers ended abruptly August 15 at Marshall Islands High School cafeteria when it was apparent the teachers did not like the idea that they would be on one-year contracts while other government workers would continue on […]

Ronnie wins 5th Miss Christa

Ronnie wins 5th Miss Christa

The Miss Christa 5th Memorial Double Up fishing derby last Saturday included the carry over from the recent Catch-5 derby. The event, run by Marshalls Billfish Club, featured many fishermen but no one won the Catch-5, which has now been rolled over to the July two-day fishing tournament. A bottom fishing tournament run by Majuro […]

Lots of marlin at fish tourney

Lots of marlin at fish tourney

Danny Paul caught the biggest marlin in last weekend’s 35th Annual Marshalls Billfish Club Tournament, setting the pace for a competition that saw 15 marlin caught and nine tagged and released over two days of fishing. Paul, fishing on Lotujo, caught 377 pound and 125 pound marlins. Bill Capelle on Jojo Lele caught a 321 […]

24th All-Micronesia: The Tag-n-Release fishing tournament

24th All-Micronesia: The Tag-n-Release fishing tournament

The digital age has come to billfish land. The just-concluded Budweiser All Micronesia Fishing Tournament generated 38 tagged and released fish, an all-time high in the 24 years this international event has been hosted by the Marshalls Billfish Club. Tag and release fish require fishermen to show a digital photo of the fish they caught […]