Lionfish Derby and Event Calendar

lionfish decalBe the Predator! Get in involved with lionfish removal by attending one of the following derbies or events!
 
Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day is May 16, 2015. Let's see how many lionfish can be removed from Florida waters in one weekend. Learn more.
  
Become a Reef Ranger: Adopt a Reef and pledge to remove lionfish from it. Localized lionfish removal efforts have shown to have a positive impact on native reefs. Learn more.
 

Host a workshop: The FWC Lionfish Team conducts demonstrations on lionfish handling and filleting at events around the state. Request an FWC Lionfish Workshop in your area by emailing your name, organization or business name, location and an estimated number of attendees to Saltwater@MyFWC.com

Dive Shop Owners: Feature our lionfish brochure in your shop. Send your mailing address and how many brochures you want to Saltwater@MyFWC.com. Get a peek at what the Lionfish Brochure Adobe PDF looks like.

Derby Calendar

Email the event date, location and address, event name, event website, event contact information to Saltwater@MyFWC.com to get it featured on the calendar.

Apply for FWC financial sponsorship of your lionfish derby. Adobe PDF

Receive updates when a new event is added to the calendar. Click on the red envelope at the top of this page. Enter your email and then select SWF - Lionfish Events.

DateTimeLocationNameContact
4/24-25

 

Jupiter

MCAC Lionfish Clinic & Hunt

info@mclionfish.com

(772) 221-1387

4/24-25

 

Naples

Naples Spearfishing League 3rd Annual Shootout

naplesspearfishingleague

@gmail.com

5/1-31

 

Jacksonville

 

Northeast Florida Lionfish Blast

 

lionfishblaster@gmail.com

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Events

5/14

6-8 p.m.

Tallahassee - Tallahassee Museum

REEF and FWC lionfish workshop

305-852-0030

5/16-17

 

Pensacola

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Festival and Tournament

Meaghan.Faletti@myfwc.com

5/16-17

 

Ft. Pierce

Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari

Bob Hickerson 772-473-0252

info@TreasureCoastLionfishSafari.com

5/16

 

Key Biscayne 

Richard Warren Rydell Memorial Lionfish Derby

erik.neugaard@rsandh.com

5/16

 

Panama City 

Lion Tamer Dive Tournament

captandersonsmktg@aol.com

5/16   Destin - Discovery Dive World Headquarters Gulf Coast Reef Hunters Lionfish Derby  
5/16   Kissimmee Pet Amnesty Day  
5/16   Crawfordville Wakulla Diving Center Spearfishing Tournament traviskersting@wakulladiving.com
5/16   Islamorada - Postcard Inn REEF Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day event ReefHQ@Reef.org or 305-852-0030
5/16   Pompano Lionfish Removal Day with Force-E (954) 943-3483
pompano@force-e.com
May   Martin County Martin County Lionfish Month  
5/16-17   Mexico Beach - Mexico Beach Marina Mexico Beach Lionfish Cleanup fundraising@mbara.org

More Derbies and Tournaments

5/29-30

 

Jupiter

MCAC Lionfish Round-up

info@mclionfish.com

(772) 221-1387

6/6-7

 

Pensacola

Gulf Breeze Sertoma Family Fishing Rodeo

andymc@techwire.us

850-291-0411

7/10-11

 

Jupiter

 

Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation Lionfish Tournament

 

 

Dan Goebel

561-441-4141

dan@islandia.biz

 

7/17-18

 

Ft. Lauderdale

Teeples Memorial REEF Lionfish Derby

elizabeth@reef.org

305-852-0030

8/17-15

 

Palm Beach

Palm Beach County REEF Lionfish Derby

elizabeth@reef.org

305-852-0030

8/22

 

Naples

Naples Spearfishing League Lionfish Tournament

naplesspearfishingleague@gmail.com

9/11-12

 

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

 

Key Largo REEF Lionfish Derby

 

elizabeth@reef.org

305-852-0030

9/26

 

Dania Beach 

REEF Sanctioned Lionfish Derby

erik.neugaard@rsandh.com

 

Visit the FWC lionfish booth at:


Data from previous events

2015

Name Location Date #Harvested Largest Smallest
REEF Winter Lionfish Derby Islamorada 2/7 99 407 mm 98mm
Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge Tampa 4/10-12 49 412 mm 217 mm

2014 (size is in mm unless otherwise noted)

Name Location Date #Harvested Largest Smallest
Second Annual Key Largo Winter Lionfish Derby Key Largo 2/13 143 445 118  
Northeast Florida Lionfish Blast Jacksonville 3/28-4/28 2068    

Florida Gulf Coast University Lionfish Derby

Fort Myers 4/12 296 388   123

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series

Pensacola 5/1-5/4 1914 392 66

Reef Monitoring Lionfish RoundUp

Clearwater

5/10

64 343 97

Tampa Bay Spearfishing Challenge 2014

St. Pete

5/31

48 436 155

Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition June

Pensacola

6/1

700 391 88

Guns and Hoses Spearfishing Tournament

Pensacola

6/6

310 379 112

Treasure Coast Lionfish Safari

Fort Pierce

6/7

581 399 97

Florabama Fishing Rodeo

Perdido Key

6/14

99 422 155

Gulf Breeze Sertoma Club Rodeo

Gulf Breeze

6/28

101    

Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition July

Pensacola

7/1

 781  382  99

MCAC Artificial Reef Builders Lionfish Round-Up

Port Salerno

7/11-7/12

512 425 139  

REEF - Teeples Memorial

Fort Lauderdale

 7/19

557 430 135

Lion Tamer Dive Tournament

Panama City Beach

 7/26

452 .01 oz  2.31 lbs 

Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition August

Pensacola

8/1 

 1022 380  41 

2nd Annual Northeast Florida Lionfish Rodeo

Jacksonville

8/9

1092 448 87

Fourth Annual Palm Beach County Lionfish Derby

Palm Beach 

8/16

639

420 70

St. Pete Open

St. Pete

8/16 

301 

426 175

Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition September

Pensacola

9/1 

870 

 395  60

Lionfish Safari Guy Harvey Outpost

St. Petersburg

9/6-7

473

398 151

REEF - Summer Derby Series

Key Largo

9/13

573

453 51

Englewood Open

Englewood

9/19 

 25

   

Suncoast Spearfishing Tournament

St. Petersburg

9/26-28

205 

434  101

 

Gulf Coast Lionfish Roundup Series

 

Pensacola

10/10-11

2394

419 47

Sanctuary Friends Foundation Third Annual Lionfish Tournament

Marathon

10/10-12

369

470 89

Sarasota Lionfish Derby

Sarasota

10/15 

251 

374 146

eBoat Listings Annual REEF-Sanctioned Lionfish Tournament

Boynton Beach

10/18

406

 389  90

More information:

Lionfish Recreational Regulations

Report Lionfish

Lionfish Species

Lionfish FAQs

2013 Lionfish Summit

Lionfish BrochureAdobe PDF



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