With the global pandemic associated with the coronavirus, outdoor leisure activities are more important than ever. For big game anglers suffering from the anxiety and boredom of quarantines, there’s a great solution—the 2020 Blue Marlin World Cup. This popular high stakes single-day tournament will take place as scheduled on July 4th.
With no captain’s meeting or awards ceremony, the Blue Marlin World Cup is a fishing tournament with built in social distancing. There may continue to be government restrictions in places where the competition has always been keen in the past. Anglers may not be able to travel to their favorite places to fish this year because of travel restrictions. But if they can’t, there are plenty of home-based spots where anglers can depart, like North Carolina, Ocean City, Virginia Beach, Orange Beach, Biloxi, Galveston, etcetera. These areas and many more have the potential to produce the winning marlin. All it takes is one big fish to win.
In The Bite, the Professional’s Sportfishing Magazine, calls the World Cup the best overall big money tournament based on: (1) Chances of Winning; (2) Overall Purse Amount; (3) Largest Payouts. The World Cup is also a qualifying event for the Offshore World Championship and is approved as an international division tournament for the In The Bite Captain of the Year award.
The tournament entry fee for the Blue Marlin World Cup is $5,000 per team. The optional Big Blue Challenge (“BBC”) is an $8,000 entry. There is a winner for the tournament and for the BBC. If the tournament winner is also entered in the BBC, they can take home all the money in this winner-take-all format.
The Blue Marlin World Cup is a one-day fishing tournament held around the world. Blue marlin weighing more than 500 pounds are the only eligible species and competing teams fish in their respective time zones from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Entries are weighed on certified government scales in their respective locales.
Pending any new worldwide developments, the 2020 Blue Marlin World Cup will be held July 4, 2020. For more information or to register, please visit: www.bluemarlinworldcup.com