Encompassing an area as vast as the European continent, French Polynesia is a playground for amateur sport fishermen. French Polynesian fishermen head out armed only with a fishing pole and a harness to the great blue where they confront species known for their fighting qualities: tuna, swordfish and of course the Marlin (Haura,in Tahitian). The largest of the catch can weigh over 500 kilos!
The fact that Polynesian waters harbor so many of these giants, draws in many sport fishermen. At the end of March, the 11th Tahitian Billfish Tournament will bring together over 60 fishing boats and expects to attract many foreign crews. During the four-day tournament, the boats will search out these huge fish along the coasts of Tahiti for a truly adrenalin charged experience.