IGFA Annual Awards To make a nomination for any of the following awards, please contact IGFA headquarters at 954-927-2628 or [email protected] Conservation Awards The IGFA Conservation Awards were established in 1993 and honor those who have made significant and outstanding contributions towards fisheries conservation. Gil Keech Heavy-Tackle Award The Gil Keech Award acknowledges outstanding achievements of anglers and manufacturers in the field of heavy-tackle angling. Bob Herder Light-Tackle Award The Bob Herder Award acknowledges outstanding achievements of anglers and manufacturers in the field of light-tackle angling. Tommy Gifford Award Captains or crew that have have provided leadership in their trade and have earned the respect of their peers, thus making a meaningful contribution to the sport of angling. Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award The IGFA – Chester H. Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award was established by Mrs. Barbara Wolfe in memory of her late husband to honor both his love of sport fishing and passion for ethical behavior on the water.