IGFA Events Calendar

Where in the world is the IGFA? The International Game Fish Association is involved in numerous events worldwide. The list below shows IGFA's upcoming signature events. 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.

2023 IGFA International Auction

January 27, 2023

Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Angling enthusiasts from around the globe will gather at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, on Friday, January 27, 2023, to attend the 39th 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 39th Annual IGFA International Auction can enjoy a reduced rate at the Ritz-Carlton from January 26 – 28, 2023.

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 26th – 28th 2023.
Reservations  must be made by December 31, 2022

For more information please contact IGFA at 954-927-2628 or [email protected]


2023 IGFA Light Tackle Open

March 29-31, 2023

Sailfish Marina, Palm Beach Shores, FL

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 a great platform for light tackle anglers from around the world to showcase their skills and sportsmanship. 

We are excited to once again host this premier event out of the celebrated Sailfish Marina Resort, located in beautiful Palm Beach Shores, Florida. All proceeds from the IGFA Light Tackle Open will benefit the IGFA Great Marlin Race, the world’s most extensive billfish satellite tagging program, securing the future of billfish stocks across the globe through productive science.

The entry fee for the IGFA Light Tackle Open is $3,000 per boat. Your boat’s registration fee covers all food and beverages at the three events taking place during the tournament, in addition to the tournament bags.
Teams are responsible for chartering or providing their own boats for the tournament.

The deadline for registration is Friday, March 24, 2023!

Click here to REGISTER NOW!

The IGFA Light Tackle Open has partnered with CatchStat to ensure a smooth and seamless registration and accurate, live scoring during the event. To receive more information about this event, please contact the IGFA at 954-927-2628 or [email protected].