2019 Tommy Gifford Awards Ceremony @ Riverside Hotel
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2019 IGFA Tommy Gifford Awards Ceremony will take place on October 31, 2019 during the Fort Lauderdale International Boatshow at the Riverside Hotel, in Fort Lauderdale Florida. For details and ordering tickets visit here.

Each year the IGFA acknowledges outstanding captains and crew members that have made significant contributions to sport fishing through the Tommy Gifford Award.  Each year, the Tommy Gifford Award recipients are selected through a rigorous process conducted by the Legendary Captains and Crew Committee.  This year’s awardees are Captains Peter Bristow, Bubba Carter, John Cross, Billy Knowles, Bruce Smith and R.T. Trosset.


Free Learn-to-Fish Clinic with Cape Hatteras National Seashore @ Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

FREE Learn-to-Fish Clinic with Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Description: Learn basic fishing techniques and ethical angling practices through the International Game Fish Association’s Passports to Fishing Program! All fishing equipment will be provided. Fishing is catch-and-release only. Families are encouraged to bring beach chairs, water, and sunscreen!

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SOS Ocean Conservation Day @ Huizenga Plaza, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 24 all-day

Free Family Event hosted by Stoked on Salt in partnership with the Seminal Hard Rock Winterfest Family Fun Day.

Free, one day, outdoor event not only fun, but an educational program for the entire family that will help bring awareness to our ocean and the efforts to preserve and protect our living coral reef ecosystems. The theme this year: “Youth Ocean Education”

IGFA will be present with its Passports to Fishing program educating the public on ethical angling practices, conservation, and environmental stewardship as well as offering free catch-and-release fishing clinics to youth and their families who attend the event.

2020 Annual IGFA International Auction @ Ritz Carlton
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The IGFA International Auction is the premier fishing event of the year. On January 25, 2020, guests from around the world will gather at the Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale Beach for an evening of food, fun, friends and of course great auction items up for bid. The online auction allows passionate anglers from around the world to join in the fun and place their bids Our global reach continues to grow, and it is a great opportunity to showcase your business or products.

For more information on IGFA events, contact Michele Andersen, IGFA Events Coordinator, at 954-924-2315 or [email protected]