Established in 1972, The Mission Bay Marlin Club (MBMC) is one of the oldest existing saltwater fishing clubs in the San Diego region and has traditionally been the club of choice for many of the best anglers on the Southern California coast. MBMC is dedicated to promoting the joys of fishing, encouraging sportsmanship and fellowship among its members, and conserving our local fishery.

The club hosts a range of fishing tournaments and social events each year. Whether it be bay, bottom, in-shore or off-shore fishing; there is some type of fishing fun for everyone. Since 1975, MBMC has proudly hosted the Charity Heart Marlin Tournament, an annual fundraising effort. We invite new members – male, female and juniors, to participate and get the most out of the MBMC experience. See Membership for more info.

Welcome to Mission Bay Marlin Club’s new website and the 2018 fishing season. Browse around the website to see what MBMC has to offer.

Latest MBMC News

Dan Bailey – Yellowtail Slayer

Size XL @ 37.5 lbs.



Paul Himmelburger and Bob Smith with 108.5 Marlin caught aboard Reel Estate. Nice catch.


Roy Lively Month Long Marlin Tournament

I want to take this opportunity to remind the Membership of our September Tournament.

September is synonymous with Marlin, and also the Roy Lively Month Long Marlin Tournament.

Please Check the 2017 Rules, as there is a slight change in format.

You can click on the Tournaments and Events header for specifics regarding  More…

2017 Heart Tournament

The 43rd Annual Charity Heart Marlin Tournament benefiting the American Heart Association and MBMC will be held September 16, 2017. Lots of warm water and fish out there, so get your entries in! Early bird entries are due in by September 8, 2017. Click here to register online OR for the PDF Entry Form.

For more information go to the Heart Tournament page.  More…