IGFA Events

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.



2021 Annual IGFA Online Auction

Celebrate #IGFADay2021 by participating in the IGFA Online Auction. This is your opportunity to win some great tackle, gear, artwork, apparel, fishing charters, and more while showing your support for the future of recreational angling. To register and bid, please visit https://one.bidpal.net/2021igfaonline/welcome  

June 6-13, 2021


We rely on the support of businesses within the recreational fishing industry to help us continue to keep the sport alive and growing. Whether it’s tackle and gear, trips to fishing lodges, artwork, or jewelry, there is no end to the items featured in the IGFA Online Auction. Your donation will not only go to a good cause, but you may also qualify for valuable advertising space or an IGFA Membership. To learn more about the benefits of donating to the IGFA, please contact Membership Development Manager Denise Hartman at [email protected] or 954-924-4243.

To donate an auction item/experience, please visit https://one.bidpal.net/2021igfaonline/donate-item



IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium
500 W Sunshine St Springfield, MO 65807

September 11, 2021

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. The class of 2020 includes pelagic game fish researcher Dr. Barbara Block; famed billfish angler and conservationist Jose Campos; marine conservationist Ken Hinman; legendary Australian angler Patrick Gay; and fly fishing extraordinaire Dave Whitlock. CLICK HERE to read more about the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and its members.  

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



Tommy Gifford Awards

The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

October 28, 2021

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