Hawaii Yacht Club

Fishing Rules

Hawaii Yacht Club Offshore Fishing Fleet


To foster friendly competition and boating skills among members and guests, and to promote interest in the Hawaii Yacht Club.

HYC Club Fishing Rules

  • Mitch’s Sushi and Senoritas will have their own set of rules
  • Jungle rules: no line size, multiple anglers, handlining is OK
  • Live or dead bait is allowed, no live bait in baitwells before the start
  • No bang sticks, guns, or harpoons are to be used
  • Birds under 12” in length are legal, no green or blue sticks
  • Sailboats may pull lines from their backstays or running rigging
  • No bottom fishing, but jigging is allowed with or without bait
  • No mutilation rule, large fish may be cut to fit into the fish box or to transport
  • HYC members: keep July and Nov. 2 day catches separate, cut top tip of tail fin
  • Minimum weights: marlin 30 lbs, spearfish 20 lbs., 10 lbs. for mahi, ono, ahi, aku, kawakawa, uku, ulua, rainbow runner, kaku
  • Protests: limited to the day of the event, RC Power to decide


Conditions for Events

  • Skipper’s meeting: To be held at 6 pm Thursday, the week before the event
  • Entry fees: $100 for club events (excludes Mitch’s and Senoritas)
  • Eligibility: Open to all members and non-member boats
  • Entry deadlines: A $20 late entry fee will be charged.
  • Cancellations: Money will be returned less $10.
  • Minimum entries: None
  • Prizes: for HYC club events, all entry monies will be paid out with no retention
  • Fishing times: 12:01 am until 5:00 pm of the last day.
  • Finish line: Ala Wai fuel dock
  • Conditions: You may start from any harbor, but must come by water to the HYC
  • Season’s points: For HYC members only, best 8 out of 11 days fishing
  • Event Cancellation: gale warnings
  • All skippers are responsible for their decision to fish and crew safety, not the HYC

Hawaii Yacht Club 2011 Schedule

  • (Open to All Non-Members)
  • Keiki Fishing Tournament: January 2011
  • President’s Day Tournament: February 19, 2011
  • Mitch’s Sushi Tournament: March 12-13, 2011
  • Senoritas Tournament: April 16-17, 2011
  • Goodwill Fishing Tournament: June 5, 2011
    (for Goodwill beneficiaries, non-member boats willing to lend a hand are welcome)
  • Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai: July 16-17, 2011
  • Aloha Memorial Tournament (memorial for past members): August 20, 2011
  • HYC Wahines Tournament: September 17, 2011
  • Do or Die Tournament: November 12-13, 2011