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 Featured Events
IGFA Great Marlin Race at the 40th Master Angler Billfish Tournament
September 11-12, 2021
The International Game Fish Association and Stanford University proudly announce the IGFA Great Marlin Race at the 40th Master Angler Billfish Tournament. Satellite tags may be sponsored by members of a participating Club, individual anglers; groups of anglers from any team or Club, businesses or other interested parties/organization.
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.
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.
IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open
This exclusive two-day tournament will take place during prime swordfish season in the famed waters off Southern California, the birthplace of big game sportfishing! The tournament is open to the public and will include three tournament weigh stations: San Diego, Newport Beach, and Oxnard, making this truly accessible to anglers throughout Southern California.
The entry fee for the IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open is $300 per angler, when paid before September 1, 2021. After September 1, 2021, the entry fee per angler increases to $350.
Your registration fee covers your tournament angler bag, as well as food and beverages at the awards ceremony on Sunday, November 14, 2021.
Guest tickets to the awards ceremony can be purchased at a fee of $75/ticket. The deadline for purchasing guest tickets is November 6, 2021. Guest tickets will not be available at the door. To purchase guest tickets, please contact IGFA at [email protected] or 954-927-2628.
38th Annual IGFA International Auction
Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
January 29, 2022
Angling enthusiasts from around the globe will gather at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, on Saturday, January 29, 2022, to attend the 38th 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.
For more information email [email protected] or call 954-927-2628.