The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a women's only fishing tournament in Port Aransas, Texas benefiting the Women's Shelter of South Texas.

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a qualifying tournament for the Offshore World Championship.


Choose Your Theme

At this years tournament each boat can choose its own theme. The theme is completely up to you. As always, we will give awards for best dressed boat & best dressed captain. Our judges can't wait to see what you come up with!

Please visit the following links to download photos from 2016 & use the password twat2016 if required

Photo Booth 2016 >

Weigh-In 2016 >


Tournament History

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as TWAT, is a women only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer in Port Aransas, Texas. It was founded in the 1980's with the mission to raise funds for the Women's Shelter of South Texas.  

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Photo Gallery

The anglers of the TWAT tournament are always sure to entertain with their festive pirate garb & decorated boats. Get inspiration for the 2015 pirate/throw back theme and admire the ladies creative work from previous years. 

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Women's Shelter 

Money raised provides free, comprehensive support services for men, women, and children in the Women’s Shelter of South Texas’ twelve-county service area, which includes Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties.

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49 boats // 44 Sailfish // 18 White Marlins // 4 Blue Marlins // $430,000 in Cash Pot Awards

Overall Winner:  Standaman with 710 points

Second Place Overall Winner:  Rebecca with 614.75 points

Dorado:  First Place – Marilyn Atkins on the Mojo – 25.65 pounds //  Second Place – Jillian Doersam on the Pressure Tested– 25.25 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Rebecca Ramming on the Rebecca – 9.75 pounds  //  Second Place – Kelsey Howell on the Boomin’ It Up – 8.85 pounds

Wahoo:  First Place – Emily Petty on the Vanquish – 34.45 pounds // Second Place – Tracy Reed on the Cruzan for Bills – 29.35 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Sharon Smith, Laura Smith, & Heidi Cluck on the Standaman– 6 releases //  Second Place – Kim Lewis, Paula Miller, Jessica Worth on the Vanquish – 3 releases

White Marlin:  First Place – Debbie Tucker & Catherine Carr on the Mojo – 2 releases 12:23 //  Second Place – Courtney & Jessie Ferguson on the Big Torch  – 2 releases 3:18

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Kathleen Wyatt on the Doc Holiday– 1 release 7:48 //  Second Place – Brittany Oaiz on the Double Oak – 1 release 11:48

Best Dressed Captain:  Aaron Belcher on the Fin Stalker

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Wired Up (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Second Place – Rebecca (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Third Place – Big Torch  (Freeport, TX)