Gamefish World Cup Information
The concept of the Gamefish World Cup, is to host a competition to be fished over a 48 hour time period across 4 zones around the world on the weekends 11 & 12 April 2020 ( Being Leg 1 ) and 23 & 24 May 2020 ( Being Leg 2 ). Each zone will be allocated a 48 hour time period during which fishing will be allowed to take place. Fishing may take place only from a floating vessel offshore for the following three species being Dorado ( otherwise known as mahi-mahi, Dolfinfish ), Sailfish ( Atlantic or Pacific ) and Marlin ( specifically only Blue or Black Marlin, Atlantic or Pacific ).
The Primary purpose of the tournament is to find a winner during the 48 hour period of the heaviest fish caught, with Dorado being the main focus, as it allows access to the widest area of fisherman to compete for the win. Cash prizes will be awarded to the heaviest Dorado, heaviest Sailfish ( Atlantic or Pacific ) and heaviest Marlin ( Black or Blue ). There is only one prize per fish category. Participants may enter any single fish category or all three fish categories.
The secondary purpose of the tournament is to encourage and involve the vast majority of participants who utilize the resources of the oceans of the world, in a tagging program tagging all fish that do not qualify as the heaviest fish over the tournament time period. Participants will be continuously updated throughout the competition of the largest/ heaviest fish caught and its area of catch, so as to enable smaller fish to be released at the discretion of the angler. To this effect The Gamefishworldcup has agreed a cooperation partnership with the Dolfinfish Research Program and the Billfish Foundation.
The OVERALL individual winner of the Gamefish World Cup will be the angler who weighed the heaviest Dorado worldwide. In addition the winner of the Sailfish and Marlin category in the Gamefish World Cup will also be awarded winners in their categories.
There are strict rules by which anglers need to comply in order to be announced the winner. 80% of Entry fees will be paid out to the winner in each category and a portion of the entry will be donated to the Dolfinfish Research Program and the Billfish Foundation. Prizes will be paid via wire transfer within 14 days after verification of the winners and the Gamefish World Cup awarded and handed to the three winners in Florida USA.