The 2012 South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series begins this week with the 45th annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament, which will be fished Thursday through Saturday out of Georgetown Landing Marina. Boats are allowed to fish two out of three days.

Other events this year include: Bohicket Marina Invitational, June 6-9; Carolina Billfish Classic (Toler’s Cove and Georgetown Landing), June 27-30; MegaDock Billfishing Tournament, July 11-14; and Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament, July 25-28.