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.

IGFA Light Tackle Open

February 9-11, 2021

Registration is now open! Click here to register. 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 click here or contact IGFA Event Coordinator Michelle Andersen at [email protected] or 954-924-4315.


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. The evening will be hosted by two-time Olympian, award-winning author of “A Passion for Tarpon,” host of the “Millhouse Podcast,” and IGFA Trustee, Andy Mill. And, for the eighth-year, auctioneer David Goodman will take the stage to feature stunning trips and experiences in the live auction, only this time virtually. Join Fishing enthusiasts from around the globe for an exciting evening of virtual libations as the IGFA showcases projects and future goals essential to securing the future of recreational fishing.

Leading up to the virtual event, The 37th Annual IGFA Internation Auction will also feature the opportunity to bid on exclusive trips, artwork, tackle, jewelry, and more in the silent auction. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SILENT AUCTION AND TUNE IN FOR THE LIVE EVENT AT 6:30 PM EDT ON FEBRUARY 13, 2021. https://event.gives/IGFA21

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



Tommy Gifford Awards Ceremony

Postponed until March 26, 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 contact IGFA Event Coordinator Michelle Andersen at [email protected] or 954-924-4315.



IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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