IGFA Events

Where in the world is the IGFA? The International Game Fish Association is involved in numerous events worldwide. The calendar below lists IGFA's signature events, regional IGFA Representative Council meetings, fishing seminars and clinics, IGFA Great Marlin Race tagging events, etc. For more information on IGFA events please contact IGFA Headquarters at 954-927-2628 or email [email protected]

 

The health and safety of all IGFA staff, members, captains, anglers, and friends is always our top priority. As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus pandemic closely, all upcoming IGFA events are planned following official government regulations and CDC guidelines. Click here to see what we are doing to ensure your safety and check back often for updates regarding event details.

 

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Postponed until September, 2021.

For more information, please contact IGFA Event Coordinator Michelle Andersen at [email protected] or 954-924-4315.

 

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Tommy Gifford Awards Ceremony

Postponed until March 26, 2021.

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

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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 contact IGFA Event Coordinator Michelle Andersen at [email protected] or 954-924-4315.

 

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IGFA Light Tackle Open

February 9-11, 2021

Save the date! This exclusive two-day tournament will take place during peak sailfish season in South Florida. With a maximum line class of 12-pound and strict adherence to IGFA Angling Rules, the IGFA Light Tackle Open is the tournament for light tackle anglers from around the world to showcase their skills and sportsmanship.  For more information, please contact IGFA Event Coordinator Michelle Andersen at [email protected] or 954-924-4315.

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37th Annual IGFA International Auction & Banquet

February 13, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the IGFA will hold the 2021 IGFA International Auction virtually at 6:30 pm EDT on February 13, 2021. Fishing enthusiasts from around the globe are invited to join in for an evening of fun, fishing, and, of course, an exciting live auction. Details about the event, the online auction, and sponsorship opportunities will be coming in early December 2020. For more information, please contact IGFA Event Coordinator Michelle Andersen at [email protected] or 954-924-4315.