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 2019 fishing season. Browse around the website to see what MBMC has to offer.

The 45th Charity Heart Marlin Tournament benefiting the American Heart Association and MBMC will be held on September 14, 2019! And the festive Tournament Banquet and raffle will be on September 15th.

“Catch and Release” or “Take” Marlin category : 1st prize worth $1500, 2nd worth $1000 and 3rd worth $750.

Tuna category: 1st prize worth $1000 and 2nd worth $500.

See Entry Form and Rules for details!  — Be sure to enter by September 3rd to be eligible for the Earlybird Drawing.

Latest MBMC News

45th Annual MBMC Charity Heart Tournament Summary

We started off the event with the Captain’s Meeting on Friday night September 13th. The highlight of the evening was raffling off the early bird sign up marlin bait casting rod and reel donated by Jerry Lively and Fisherman’s Landing Tackle in honor of Roy Lively.  The lucky winner was  More…

Gene Grimes Memorial “ILTT” Light Tackle Tournament

The San Diego Marlin Club has asked us to announce the Gene Grimes Memorial “ILTT” Light Tackle Tournament!!! (ILTT flyer link). This is the oldest fishing tournament in San Diego. This year they are bringing back the Tuna division (in  More…

September President’s Message

Hi everyone, it’s that time of the month again when you hear from me on what’s been going on with the Club. The big goings on this past month has been preparing for the Heart Tournament! I am very pleased to say that we will be having a fabulous raffle  More…

Reminder – Heart Tournament Early Bird Entry Deadline is Sept. 3rd

September 14, 2019, the date of the 45th annual Charity Heart Marlin Tournament, is fast approaching. Early Bird entry deadline is September 3, 2019.  Only those entries received before the deadline are eligible for the drawing for a really nice rod  and reel combo. 

We are looking forward to a great turnout for  More…