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Rules of the Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament
The rules of this Tournament shall be those laid down by the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA). There are no judges on the boats; a high standard of sportsmanship is required of all participants.

Summary of the Rules Appears below - The Tournament Brochure has the full version.


All participating boats must have a DIGITAL CAMERA (min. resolution 3.2 megapixels) with memory card onboard to be used for Release photos. It is recommended that you have more than one camera onboard and back-up batteries or chargers. You are required to bring the camera and memory card to the scale for processing each day. BMSIBT is not responsible for photos lost. Full details of release rules will be provided at registration.

Weigh Station: The weigh station is at the GYC marina. A boat will be considered to be at the weigh station once it has cleared the last channel marker leading into the Lagoon. An official photographer will be at the weigh station.

Fishing Hours
Jan 21st 2015

07:35 hrs-17:00 hrs
Jan 22nd 2015

07:00 hrs-16:30 hrs
Jan 24th 2015
06:30 hrs-15:00 hrs

Fish hooked and reported to Billfish control before closing time each day will be accepted at the weigh station with the exception that on the third day all fish and cameras must be brought to the weigh station by 16:30 hrs.

Line Test: the following line tests are allowed: 30lb, 50lb and 80lb.

Eligible Species: The following are the only species of fish accepted for Tournament points: Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish and Spearfish.

Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin will also be accepted, but for boat pool and record weight prizes only.

Minimum Weights: The minimum weight of eligible fish accepted at the weighing station will be as follows:

Blue Marlin 669lb
White Marlin 82lb
Sailfish 77.6lb
Spearfish Not Accepted - 200 point penalty if landed.
Dolphin 15lb
Yellowfin Tuna 50lb
Wahoo 20lb

Points will be deducted for underweight fish as follows:

Blue Marlin under 600lb 300 points
White Marlin under 70lb 200 points
Sailfish under 70lb 200 points

Points will be computed as follows:

Blue Marlin Release 600 points
White Marlin Release 300 points
Sailfish / Spearfish Release 300 points

Blue Marlin 669lb Weight x 1.4
Blue Marlin >669lb 600 + Weight portion above 500 x 3
White Marlin/Sailfish Weight x 4

Line factors : (landed billfish only)

Line Test
30 lb
points x 1.2
50 lb
points x 1.0
80 lb
points x 0.8

All fish weighed in the Tournament become the property of the Tournament Committee.

All Billfish boated must be brought to the scale.
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