WORLD CUP REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION – A few participants may have experienced some technical issues when signing up online. If you have had problems registering online or did not receive a confirmation number, please call Zach Hollman for technical assistance at (954) 756-5945. You can also send an email to and we will provide the personal assistance required to make sure you are registered.


The World Cup Blue Marlin Championship (World Cup) is unique in that most teams register on line with a credit card ( A few teams will elect to send their entry forms by mail and will either send a check or make a wire transfer for the entry fees. Each team is then automatically sent a confirmation number confirming their entry into the tournament. After June 19 only credit card entries or cash will be accepted.


The one day, July 4 tournament also offers an optional $5,000 Big Blue Challenge division. If none of the teams entered in the Big Blue Challenge land a qualifying blue marlin, 80% of that $5,000 entry fee is returned to you. See tournament rules for details.


Teams around the world fish for 8 hours in their time zones in an effort to land the single heaviest marlin of 500 or more pounds. The winner of World Cup division and the Big Blue Challenge division takes all the winnings for their division. In 2014 Stephanie Osgood Choate elected to enter in both divisions and won both divisions taking home $561,600.


Beautiful World Cup tee shirts designed by Black Bart Lures can now be purchased at


The World Cup phone number to report catches or contact Mike Leech, Tournament Director, is 954 561-9116.


During the July 4 event the leading blue marlin will be posted on the World Cup web site,, in real time so each team will know what they have to beat. Up to the minute reports of hookups, etc, will also be posted on the World Cup Facebook and Twitter sites.


Remember, each World Cup team needs to be aware of their confirmation number when reporting catches.

June 8, 2015