Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

This week is the annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament where teams from around the world compete to catch big fish. After school/work Jacques and I went down into Kailua to see the weigh-in. Only one fish was brought to the pier, this 531 pound marlin which was caught by a group of fishermen from Japan.
I myself am not into fishing but it is a big part of life here on the Big Island. A popular bumper sticker proclaims "Kona. A quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem". No matter how you feel about the sport, seeing a giant fish like this is a memorable event.

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