Sands Harbor Resort & Marina Fishing Tournaments

Annual Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo

The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo was established in 1965 by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce as a means to keep the winter tourists here longer and boost the charter boat business. The Fishing Rodeo incorporated as its own non-profit organization in 1978, and has grown immensely since then as both an event and benefactor of saltwater conservation programs and marine education projects.

Touted as a "family fun fishing event," the Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo's emphasis is on family, offering prizes for family fishing teams, women anglers, junior anglers, and even "small fry" fishermen. Over $100,000 cash and prizes are awarded.

For more information, please visit the Rodeo website.

Annual Ladies' Fish Off

This is one of the largest fishing tournaments in South Florida, both by number of boats and anglers, and believed to be the largest ladies-only fishing tournament in the world. This year the tournament's major beneficiaries will be the junior angler programs of the Billfish Foundation along with Kids In Distress and Children's Home Society. We are pleased to announce that we've been approved to be a qualifying tournament for the IGFA Junior Angler World Championship. Over the past seventeen years the event has raised more than $270,000 for our charities.

The ladies who fish the tournament have put some trophy fish on the dock in recent tournaments, including a 57.7-lb. Dolphin and a 77.2-lb. Wahoo. The top ten boats and top three lady anglers receive cash and prizes along with the top three largest fish in the five non-billfish categories. There is also a separate drift boat division for those with no access to a boat. Top Family, top Junior angler and top Pee-wee prizes are also awarded.

Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit

Pompano Beach Saltwater Fishing Tournaments - Hosted by Bluewater Movements

The Pompano Beach Saltwater Circuit is South Florida's largest saltwater tournament trail. Sponsored by Bluewater Movements, this series of three saltwater fishing tournaments grows more popular each year.

This year's stages:

  • Saltwater Slam
  • Saltwater Shootout
  • Saltwater Showdown

Over $300,000 in cash and prizes are awarded for winning boat teams and for biggest fish in each category. The tournament also sponsors raffles for boats and boat motors and other outstanding almost can't lose! For more details, please e-mail Jamie Bunn at

ABC Fishing Tournament

The Annual ABC Fishing Tournament, hosted by Associated Building Contractors, Inc. (Florida East Coast chapter) is open to trade association members and to the public. Over $13,000 in prizes are awarded with 100% of the proceeds from the tournament benefitting the Children's Harbor charity. This is a boat tournament with each boat submitting up to eight fish (9 edible species of fish are qualifiable), and winning boats with the highest total weight of fish are awarded the cash prizes. Largest fish of each of the nine species receive a beautiful colored glass trophy.

Please contact Norma Whittier at (954) 984-0075 or e-mail her at: for more details.

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