The St. Maarten Big Game Fishing Foundation was first founded by a group of fishing fanatics in the early 1990’s. This bunch was led by Robert "Robby" Cijntje, Egbert "Slim" Richardson and Richard "Ricky" Lawrence, a followed by a group of supporters ( too many to mention) . This group organized deep sea fishing tournaments for 16+ years on St. Maarten, hosting their last event in November of 2006.

In April of 2008, these members decided to retire as organizers and handed the torch down to particular group of fishing fanatics with hopes that the upcoming group would continue what they have started and maintained for so many years.

In May of 2008, the St. Maarten Sport Fishing Foundation was born. The newly formed board of organizers led by Sergio Hodge and Dean Hodge Jr. quickly stepped up to the plate by organizing and hosting their very first annual fishing tournament in November of 2008.

This first St. Maarten’s day weekend Fishing Tournament totaled 23 participating boats, an even mixture of local and overseas boats. This was seen by many as a successful event, in which served as a stepping stone for future events to come.

The St. Maarten Sport Fishing Foundation is currently the only foundation organizing fishing events on the Dutch side of the Island.

Latest News & Updates

Saba Day Fishing Tournament on December 6th and 7th, 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

A pleasant day to all !!

In just a few weeks the good people over in Saba will be hosting their Annual Saba Day Wahoo ... Read more

‘’BOUFFY ‘’ victorious at 6th Annual SXM Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Fishing Team ‘’Bouffy’’ from Sint Martin, has been crowned champion boat of 2013 at ... Read more

The 7th annual Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Philipburg, St.Maarten,

After enjoying their bragging rights as the Champion Boat of 2013 for nearly a year now, ‘’BOUFFY’’ from French St. ... Read more

‘’Yellow Whip’’ wins 2nd annual Bottom Fishing Tournament

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Philipsburg, Fishing vessel ''Yellow Whip'' was named champion boat at the SSFF 2nd annual fundraising Bottom fishing tournament held on Saturday ... Read more

St.Maarten Sea Rescue saves boat/ Fishing tournament and Local Fishermen gives back

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

During last weekend’s Fifth annual Budget Marina Wahoo Tournament a fishing vessel named “Fast Forward” from Nevis had to be rescued ... Read more