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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

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…

Tuna Tournament Results

Greetings everyone, this past weekend was our annual Tuna Tournament. The Tuna were close and were biting but we only had three boats and ten anglers competing. Captain Dan Carlin had a great Tournament putting three ladies (two quests) on the tuna . Guest Crystal Buck caught the biggest tuna  More…

Roy Lively Month Long Marlin Tournament – September 2019

September is the month! Come fish the annual month long Roy Lively Memorial Marlin Tournament, a tribute Roy and all the great things he did for the MBMC. Links to Rules and Entry Form.

Here’s a reason to fish everyday of the month. Hope  More…

August 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. I learned in school way back when that you are not supposed to start off a letter or speech with an apology. Well, I barely passed English, so  More…