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.

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]


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.


2022 IGFA Permit Invitational

Key West, Florida

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.


2022 IGFA Tommy Gifford Awards

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

October 27, 2022

Each year the IGFA acknowledges outstanding captains and crew members that have made significant contributions to sport fishing through the Tommy Gifford Awards.

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.

Individual tickets are $125. For questions, please contact IGFA Development Coordinator Kim Strong  at
[email protected] or call 954-924-4315