May 4 thru June 9, 2024


94th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament

Dates: Sat. May 4th – Sun. June 9th, 2024

2024 Sarasota Tarpon Tournament

It’s because of talented anglers and the generosity of our sponsors that we’ve been able to kept this legendary tournament going for so long. As you know, we have a fantastic group of anglers who participate each year and many others who follow the tournament online so please get in touch if you would like to talk about a sponsorship. We will announce when the 2024 Online Registration becomes available.

This years 94th Annual Tarpon Tournament Kick-Off Event will once again be held at Joyland, 8341 Lockwood Ridge Road, in Sarasota on Tuesday, April 30th.

The Tarpon Tournament has been an Annual Event here in Sarasota since 1930 and this year’s 2024 Edition marks the Tournament’s 94th year of sanctioned competition. Not only is this historic Tarpon Tournament an opportunity to participate in world-class fishing, it also supports the local community.

To do that the Tournament partners with selected non-profit organizations annually and donates a portion of the proceeds to those charitable organizations. This year those organizations include the Suncoast Charities for Children, the CCA or Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, and the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.

For a Entry Fee of just $150, anglers not only compete for an overall winner tile, but also, weekly, junior, ladies, fly, most releases, and His & Her Divisions winner.

Weekly winners and winners of the fly division and most releases will all compete in a 2-day Fish-Off weekend to determine overall winner whose name is inscribed on the historic trophy.

If you’re looking to make new friends, have some fun, and test your angling skills, fish with us, and yours could be the next name on that trophy.

Tarpon are world-class game fish and are easy to access directly off Sarasota’s beautiful beaches. Described as one of the most exciting fish to catch, tarpon are known for spectacular leaps and determined fights — as a matter of fact, more battles seem to be won by the tarpon rather than the angler, making the reward of catching one momentous!

Entering the “World’s Oldest Tarpon Tournament” makes this ‘game’ even more exciting because anglers not only have the chance to compete against the Silver King, but also, their fellow anglers.