IGFA's Upcoming Featured Events

IGFA Great Marlin Race at the 40th Master Angler Billfish Tournament 

September 11-12, 2021

The International Game Fish Association and Stanford University proudly announce the IGFA Great Marlin Race at the 40th Master Angler Billfish Tournament. Satellite tags may be sponsored by members of a participating Club, individual anglers; groups of anglers from any team or Club, businesses or other interested parties/organization.

For more information please contact Bob Kurz, IGFA Trustee [email protected], phone 949 521-2473
or JD Doughty, [email protected], 949 723-0883.



IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium
500 W Sunshine St Springfield, MO 65807

September 11, 2021

The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary achievements in recreational fishing around the world by anglers, captains, scientists, conservationists, writers, or fishing industry leaders. The class of 2020 includes pelagic game fish researcher Dr. Barbara Block; famed billfish angler and conservationist Jose Campos; marine conservationist Ken Hinman; legendary Australian angler Patrick Gay; and fly fishing extraordinaire Dave Whitlock. CLICK HERE to read more about the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and its members.  

For more information, please visit the event site or email [email protected] or call 954-927-2628.



Tommy Gifford Awards

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

October 28, 2021

The Tommy Gifford Award is named for one of the greatest saltwater charter skippers of all time, and recipients are selected through a rigorous process conducted by the Legendary Captains and Crew Committee chaired by Captain Skip Smith. Join us in congratulating the 2020 Tommy Gifford Award recipients: Captain Bobby Brown, Captain Alan Card, Captain OB O'Bryan, Captain Tom Jones, and Bonefish Guide Ansil Saunders.

For more information, please visit the event site or email [email protected] or call 954-927-2628.



IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open

November 12-14,2021

This exclusive two-day tournament will take place during prime swordfish season in the famed waters off Southern California, the birthplace of big game sportfishing! The tournament is open to the public and will include three tournament weigh stations: San Diego, Newport Beach, and Oxnard, making this truly accessible to anglers throughout Southern California.

The entry fee for the IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open is $300 per angler, when paid before September 1, 2021. After September 1, 2021, the entry fee per angler increases to $350.

Your registration fee covers your tournament angler bag, as well as food and beverages at the awards ceremony on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Guest tickets to the awards ceremony can be purchased at a fee of $75/ticket. The deadline for purchasing guest tickets is November 6, 2021. Guest tickets will not be available at the door. To purchase guest tickets, please contact IGFA at [email protected] or 954-927-2628. 




38th Annual IGFA International Auction

Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

January 29, 2022

Angling enthusiasts from around the globe will gather at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, on Saturday, January 29, 2022, to attend the 38th Annual IGFA International Auction. Guests will bid on exciting trips, artwork, tackle, jewelry, and more to support the IGFA’s initiatives in the fields of conservation, youth education and angler recognition. The evening begins at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner will commence at 7:30 pm with the close of the silent auction and the start of the live auction.

Guests of the 38th Annual IGFA International Auction can enjoy a reduced rate at the Ritz-Carlton from January 28 – 30, 2022.

To make your reservations, please click here or call 1-800-241-3333 and reference your group name: 
International Game Fish Association (IGFA) & event dates January 28th – 30th 2022.
Reservations  must be made by December 31, 2022

For more information email [email protected] or call 954-927-2628.



2022 IGFA Light Tackle Open

Sailfish Marina Resort, Palm Beach Shores, FL

January 25-27, 2022

Leading up to the auction festivities, the 2022 IGFA Light Tackle Open will take place January 25-27, 2022, out of the renowned Sailfish Marina Resort in Palm Beach Shores, Florida. Now in its third year, the IGFA Light Tackle Open takes place during the peak of sailfish season in South Florida and provides a unique challenge to the top tournament teams. Are you up for the challenge?!

“I could not be more excited to announce the 2022 dates for these two incredible events,” said IGFA President Jason Schratwieser. “We are very much looking forward to celebrating our beloved sport at these two hallmark events with our members and supporters from around the world.”

For more information about these two events, please contact IGFA Development Director Eric Combast at [email protected] or 954-924-4325.