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Kingfish Tournament

Welcome to the 28th annual Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament. This year’s event is July 26th, 2024 (Captains’ Party) and July 27th, 2024 (Fishing Tournament/weigh-in) at the Mexico Beach public boat ramp.

Last year 130 boats fished in the tournament and over 800 people enjoyed the Captains’ Party with a first-time tournament angler winning the new recreational division. This year’s format will be the same as last year, boats under 26’ with no professional anglers can fish the Recreational Division, and boats over 26’ or have a professional angler on board regardless of boat size must fish the Open Division.

This tournament is our largest fundraising event and your registration fee helps support our mission. MBARA builds and deploys artificial reefs off the coast of Mexico Beach, FL, to promote the conservation and environmental improvement of our natural and artificial marine reef systems. We are a non-profit organization and since 1997 we have deployed over 290 reefs compromised of more than 4,000 individual structures. Our artificial reefs create and increase fish habitat, provide social-economic benefits to local coastal communities, and enhance recreational and diving opportunities.

This tournament would not be as successful without the support of our great sponsors!