Top Billfisheries – 2010

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #1 Panama

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #1 Panama

Over the course of the last month the Billfish Report has counted down its top 10 Billfisheries of 2010.  Last year we did the same – and the top billfishery of 2009 was the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, with some 40 granders caught in its 10-week season. This year GBR came in at #2, with another phenomenal season, but…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Great Barrier Reef, Australia

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #2 Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #2 is The Great Barrier Reef (Australia).  Criteria for our Top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish. There is no greater fishery on earth for big fish than the Great Barrier Reef, period! If you want to target a large black…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #3 Cape Verde Islands

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #3 Cape Verde Islands

The Billfish Report is counting down its top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #3 is Cape Verde.  Criteria for our top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish – and Cape Verde, which came in second in last year’s billfisheries of the year, had about 15% more fish caught in 2010, according to our reports…all…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Venezuela

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #4 Venezuela

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #4 is Venezuela.  Criteria for our Top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish. Venezuela is synonymous with a Billfish Grand Slam. In fact, it is really the birthplace of the infamous Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish trio. Not only can…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #5 St. Thomas

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #5 St. Thomas

The Billfish Report is counting down its top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #5 is St. Thomas.  Criteria for our top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish – and St. Thomas, whilst it didn’t see terrific size this year, certainly did see numbers, with some variety as well – whites and sails mixed in…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #6 Kenya

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #6 Kenya

The Billfish Report is counting down its Top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #6 is Kenya.  Criteria for our Top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish. Perhaps no place in the world is more well known for variety than Kenya. Venezuela may have given us the Billfish Grand Slam (3 Billfish Species in one…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Mid-Atlantic USA

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #7 Mid-Atlantic USA

The Billfish Report is counting down its top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #7 is the Mid-Atlantic USA.  Criteria for our top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish – and the Mid-Atlantic US East Coast – essentially the fishery between southern New Jersey down to Charleston – witnessed all of these aspects in 2010.…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 Guatemala

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #8 Guatemala

The Billfish Report is counting down its top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #8 is Guatemala. Criteria for our Top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish. When you think of Pacific Sailfish and Guatemala is not on your mind, you don’t know Sailfish. Easily the most prolific Sailfish spot in the Pacific, we are…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 South Florida

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #9 South Florida

The Billfish Report is counting down its top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #9 is South Florida.  Criteria for our top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish – and South Florida does not disappoint on any of these measures. Here are some notable aspects of South Florida’s billfishing in 2010… – There were marlin…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 Galapagos

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – #10 Galapagos

#10 – Galapagos The Billfish Report is counting down its top 10 Billfisheries of the Year, and coming in at #9 are the Galapagos.  Criteria for our Top 10 include numbers, variety, and size of fish. Do you like Striped Marlin? How about big Striped Marlin? Do you like to catch 10+ a day? This is what the Galapagos are…

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mentions

2010 Billfisheries of the Year – Honorable Mentions

The Billfish Report is kicking off its second annual Billfisheries of the Year countdown.  Though we report on notable billfish catches every day, this is our year-end pullup on which fisheries can boast the best numbers, size, and variety over the course of the entire year. Recall last year was a huge year for billfish around the world – and 2009’s top…