Calendar

Jun
13
Mon
IGFA Fishing Summer Camp at IGFA Headquarters @ IGFA Headquarters
Jun 13 – Aug 12 all-day

IGFA Summer Camp at IGFA Headquarters

IGFA offers week-long summer camp adventures for boys and girls ages 7 – 12. Campers will learn about fishing techniques, conservation, marine biology, tying flies & jigs, and participate in fun environmental and fishing games. Field trips take the campers on a variety of fresh and salt water adventures: charter boats, pier and shore fishing, and much more.

Each child will receive an IGFA camp t-shirt, a 1-year membership as an IGFA Youth Member, goodie bag, a free tackle box and rod and reel combo courtesy of Fish Florida that they will use throughout the week and take home with them on Friday!

The safety of our staff and campers is paramount so the IGFA is dedicated to providing the safest and highest quality outdoor, educational fishing experience for our campers, which means taking health and safety guidelines very seriously. The IGFA has developed a comprehensive plan, per CDC guidelines, to help prevent the risk of spread of COVID-19 amongst campers. Including a reduced group size, individual materials for each camper, daily temperature checks, physical distancing during all activities, and much more.

Please review our COVID – Enhanced Health & Safety Measures

 

For more information please contact 

Lisa Morse
Education Programs Manager
International Game Fish Association
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL  33004
Ph: (954) 924-4340
[email protected]

 

Jul
4
Mon
IGFA Mediterranean Championship
Jul 4 – Jul 9 all-day

IGFA Mediterranean Championship

Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy

July 4 – 9, 2022

This IGFA Mediterranean Championship is an exclusive offshore fishing tournament that celebrates the incredible recreational fishery of the Mediterranean Sea and promotes responsible and ethical angling practices. 

The inaugural 2022 IGFA Mediterranean Championship will be held from July 4 – July 9, 2022, and hosted by the renowned Yacht Club of Porto Rotondo in breathtaking Sardinia, Italy. Anglers throughout the Mediterranean and from around the world will converge in paradise to target bluefin tuna, broadbill swordfish, the elusive Mediterranean spearfish, albacore, dolphinfish, and more! 

To learn more about participating in this event, please visit here or contact IGFA Marketing Director Jack Vitek at [email protected]

Jul
14
Thu
IGFA Passports to Fishing Clinics at the Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament
Jul 14 – Jul 16 all-day

IGFA Passports to Fishing at Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament

The IGFA will be attending the Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament to administer IGFA Passports to Fishing Clinics. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is thrilled to announce the inaugural Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament. The tournament will fill the vacancy left by the Boys & Girls Club Billfish Classic in the North Carolina Governor’s Cup Series, taking place July 15-17, 2021. “Part of the Big Rock’s mission is to promote marine education and sportfishing throughout Carteret County and the State of North Carolina. What better way to do this than to spark the interest in our next generation of sport fishermen and women?” exclaimed Joy Bell, president of The Big Rock. The Big Rock Kids Tournament is hopeful that participants will continue to grow the sport by passing the rod to junior anglers on board. Boats will be awarded an extra 25 points for billfish released by a Big Rock Kid (age 16 & under), but anglers of all ages are encouraged to fish. The board of directors is eager to present Kurtis Chevrolet located on HWY 70 in Morehead City as the tournament’s Major Sponsor. The dealership has faithfully served Eastern North Carolina since 1981. “We at Kurtis Chevrolet are proud & excited to be the Major Sponsor of the newly formed Big Rock Kids Billfish Tournament supporting local children’s charities.” commented owner, Dean Wagaman. The tournament’s primary beneficiary, the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Plain provides care to more than 1,300 at-risk and in-need children. For more information, please contact Tournament Director, Carlee Sharpe at 919-801-8346.

Aug
14
Sun
Reel into Fishing Camp at Ocean County, New Jersey
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day

Reel into Fishing Camp

Ocean County, New Jersey

Education Programs Manager
International Game Fish Association
300 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL  33004
Ph: (954) 924-4340
[email protected]

Sep
10
Sat
2022 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony @ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

2022 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame

September 10, 2022

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

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.

This year’s inductees include IGFA World Record holders and light tackle aficionados Pam Basco and Enrico Capozzi; renowned angling historian and advocate Mike Farrior; iconic B.A.S.S. leader and industry pioneer Helen Sevier; and legendary lure designer and innovator Joe Yee.  

The first class, honoring 29 of the sport’s luminaries, was inducted in 1998. Each year, five new individuals are inducted in the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame through a rigorous committee process.

For more information about these two events, please visit here or contact IGFA Development Coordinator Kim Strong at [email protected] or 954-924-4315.  

Sep
20
Tue
IGFA Permit Invitational @ Stock Island Yacht Club
Sep 20 – Sep 23 all-day

The 2022 IGFA Permit Invitational

September 20 – 23, 2022

The IGFA Permit Invitational is a premier fly fishing tournament held annually with the goal of creating a competitive atmosphere to celebrate a world-class inshore game fish, the sport of fly fishing and to promote the ethics and programs of the IGFA.    

We are excited to hold this premier event out of the Stock Island Yacht Club in the Lower Florida Keys, from September 28 – October 1, 2021. All proceeds from the IGFA Permit Invitational will benefit the IGFA’s conservation programs and initiatives. 

The IGFA hosts an online auction to coincide with the annual IGFA Permit Invitational. Anglers from around the world can bid on world-class fly fishing trips, tackle, artwork, and more! All proceeds from the IGFA Permit Invitational and the online auction go to support the IGFA’s conservation programs.  To support this fundraising effort please consider donating an item, trip or service to the IGFA Permit Invitational. For more information contact IGFA Marketing Director Jack Vitek at [email protected] or call 954-927-2628.

 

 

 

Oct
27
Thu
Tommy Gifford Awards @ Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

 October 27, 2022

The IGFA Tommy Gifford Awards Ceremony celebrates the captains, guides, and crew that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of sportfishing through innovation, outstanding catches, and other noteworthy examples of leadership in their trade.

The IGFA invites you to join us in celebrating this
year’s honorees:
Captains Alex Adler, Jesus Arazia,
Atlee Evans, Billy Faribarn, and John Going.

For more information about the event, please visit here or contact IGFA Development Coordinator Kim Strong at [email protected] or 954-924-4315.  

Nov
11
Fri
The 2022 IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

The 2022 IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open

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.

Please join us for this exciting new tournament, and to celebrate both the iconic broadbill swordfish and the historic fishery of Southern California. We will see you there!

 

Tournament Registration

The early bird entry fee for the IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open is $300 per angler, when you register before September 1, 2022. The entry fee after September 1, 2022, is $350 per angler. 

Your registration fee covers your tournament angler bag, as well as food and beverages at the awards ceremony on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Anglers/Teams are responsible for chartering or providing their own boats for the tournament.

Please click the icon below to register online. For any questions on registration, please contact IGFA at 954-927-2628 or email [email protected].

Schedule of Events

We strongly encourage all anglers, their guests, and crew members to attend the awards ceremony out of respect for the winning anglers and teams, as well as all competitors.

Individual tickets to the awards ceremony are available for purchase at a fee of $75.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Virtual Captain’s & Rules Meeting

6 PM- 7 PM

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Tournament Bag Pick Up

Dana Landing – San Diego, CA

Melton’s Tackle  – Anaheim, CA

Eric’s Tackle Shop – Ventura, CA

(Tournament bag pick up available only during regular business hours.)

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Tournament Bag Pick Up

Dana Landing – San Diego, CA

Melton’s Tackle  – Anaheim, CA

Eric’s Tackle Shop – Ventura, CA

(Tournament bag pick up available only during regular business hours.)

Friday, November 11, 2022
First Day of Fishing

Lines In
6 AM

Lines Out
5 PM

Weigh Stations Close
7 PM

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Second & Final Day of Fishing

Lines In
6 AM

Lines Out
5 PM

Weigh Stations Close
7 PM

Sunday, November 13, 2021
Awards Ceremony

12 PM – 4 PM
Dana Point Yacht Club

Please click here to purchase guest tickets online.