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Celebrating 38 Years of Ladies Fish Off!


In 1986, a group of ten enthusiastic lady anglers organized the Ladies Annual Fish-Off to raise money for a local children’s charity. The first ladies-only saltwater tournament was held at the Sands, and featured 72 boats and 125 anglers. The tournament raised $5,000 in its inaugural year. In its second year, the tournament had 127 boats and 237 anglers. The heaviest fish was a Blue Marlin caught by Kim Burgess. Most recently, we had 40 boats and 152 anglers at the 34th Annual Ladies Fish-Off.

The longevity of the Ladies Annual Fish-Off is a true testament to the fishing community in Southeast Florida. Our lady anglers are family-focused women with a passion for fishing and their community. This tournament is planned and executed 100% by volunteers, and it is amazing what can happen when a community comes together. Since its inception, over $560,000 has been donated to our beneficiaries!

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, all the tournament proceeds go directly to The Flite Center and The Billfish Foundation. The Ladies Fish-Off also makes a $1,500 contribution to the Freedom Fighters Outdoors.

For more information about the tournament or for sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please email the Ladies Fish-Off at [email protected]