IGFA Fishing Clubs
North America Region

BERMUDA

Bermuda Anglers Club
bermudaanglers@gmail.com
PO Box HM 754
Hamilton HM CX
BERMUDA
+1 441-335-4633
www.bermudaanglersclub.com
Contributing Club
The Bermuda Anglers Club is the oldest fishing club on the Island. Our main tournament is the International Light Tackle tournament fished in June with a line class usually 12lb and 16lb test. This tournament is a qualifying event for the Offishore Championship. The club has regular meetings on the third Wednesday of the Month and are held at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. We also hold a junior tournament in August each year which is a great fun event getting everyone from 2yrs - 15yrs out fishing. Our Website is www.bermudaanglersclub.com.
 
 
Sea Horse Anglers Club
info@seahorseanglers.com
PO BOX HM 2384
Hamilton HM HX
BERMUDA
+1 441-236-7446
www.seahorseanglers.com
Contributing Club
 
 

CANADA

Halifax Tuna Tournament Society
HITT@bluefintournament.ca
Halifax NS
CANADA
+1 902-820-3100
www.bluefintournament.ca
Contributing Club
The Halifax Tuna Tournament Society's mandate is to organize angling tournaments to raise money for charities. To date we have organized one Bluefin Tuna Tournament per year since 2011 and have raised over $128,000.00 for the local Children's Hospital. Fish that are caught are sent to Japanese markets and sold to raise money. Tournament dates for this year are September 22-27th, 2015. Tournament is run from Halifax, NS waterfront.
 
 

UNITED STATES

AS

Pago Pago Game Fishing Association, Inc.
toolshop@blueskynet.as
PO Box 1215
Pago Pago, AS 96799
UNITED STATES
+1 684-699-1453
www.ppgfa.com
Sponsor Club
Home of the Annual Steinlager International I'a Lapo'a Game Fishing Tournament held each year in early May; 2015 was the 16th year of the annual tournament. A major highlight of tournament is an invitation to the IGFA Offshore World Championship for the overall winning team. In 2004 a group of avid sportfishermen, led by Michael Loftesnes, officially formed the Pago Pago Game Fishing Assoc. (PPGFA) . The Club's mission is to promote sport fishing in American Samoa and to enhance sportfishing opportunities throughout the community. American Samoa is located 14 degrees south of the equator and offers uncrowded fishing opportunities year round. The South dropoff begins two miles from Pago Harbor, quickly plunging to depths over 6,000 feet. Numerous seamounts, submerged barrier reefs, and fringing coral reefs provide abundant fishing areas for Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, and the occasional Spearfish. Summer (mid October - mid May) is peak season for several of these species with Yellowfin close to 200 lbs moving through in December. American Samoa isn't as far away as you may think - it can be reached within one day from the west coast cities of the U.S., including a transfer in Honolulu via Hawaiian Airlines. Flights between Honolulu and Pago Pago, American Samoa are on Mondays and Thursdays, with a third flight on Tuesdays over Christmas/New Year's holiday and school breaks. Contact the PPGFA through our website <<http://www.ppgfa.com/>> or call Peter Crispin at 684-699-1453.
 
 

CA

Balboa Angling Club
info@balboaanglingclub.org
200 A St
Newport Beach, CA 92661-1344
UNITED STATES
(949) 673-6316
www.balboaanglingclub.org
Contributing Club
Since November 1926, the Balboa Angling Club was established for the purpose of furthering the sport of rod & reel fishing, the conservation of fish and the good will of fishermen. Our members participate in 6 tournaments every year. The Lily Call, an in-harbor tournament for Bass, Corbina, Croaker and Halibut is our first of the year. The YSH (Yellowtail, Seabass and Halibut) is run alongside the Tuna Club's White Seabass Tournament and is a popular offshore event. The Junior Tournament runs the entire summer with 2 classes, the Small Fry (5-10 years) and Junior (11-15 years) and up to 29 variety of fish to catch and/or release. Our Helen Smith Offshore Tournament runs in mid-summer where anglers fish for Albacore, Dorado, Tuna and Yellowtail. Our Newport Harbor Bay Bass Tournament, in late August where teams of up to 3 anglers fish for the largest total weight of 3 Spotted Bay Bass. Our biggest event of the year is our Master Angler Billfish Tournament in mid-September where anglers are after Marlin. This is a prestigious event and one of the biggest tournaments for marlin on the West Coast. We host numerous social events including our Awards Banquet held in early March, pot-luck porch parties which are generally kick-off parties for each tournament and a few other dates thrown in for fun. The BAC also holds several seminars every year. These events are great for networking with other members and making life-long friends. Our Conservation efforts include maintaining and operating the White Seabass grow out pens in Newport Harbor for the Pacific Fisheries Enhancement Foundation in conjunction with Hubbs/SeaWorld Research Institute. Since 1992, PacFish has released over 100,000 White Seabass! In 2013, we began our Adopt-a-Fish program that has raised enough money to pay for all the expenses incurred during the year. We also support the The Billfish Foundation and IGFA (International Game Fish Association) and have been affiliated with the IGFA since 1948. We have over 300 memberships currently and that includes 500 members made up of Family, Individual and Junior Members. Our clubhouse, which was built by the members in 1947, is located on scenic Newport Bay. We invite you to join us and currently have Open Enrollment. To find our more, go to www.balboaanglingclub.org <http://www.balboaanglingclub.org> .
 
 
Coronado Yacht Club
coryclub@coronadoyc.org
1631 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118-2959
UNITED STATES
(619) 435-1848
www.coronadoyc.org
Contributing Club
The Coronado Yacht Club was initially founded in 1913, but was short lived due to World I. The second beginning took place April 23, 1932. The club was re-organized in 1935. The goal of the club is to encourage, develop and to protect sport fishing. Our club encourages year round "Catch and Release", with very few fish retained by our anglers!
 
 
Dana Wharf Lady Anglers
danawharfladyanglers@gmail.com
32302 Alipaz St. #200
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
UNITED STATES
(760) 299-3371
www.danawharfladyanglers.com
Contributing Club
 
 
Laguna Niguel Billfish Club
rchavers@cox.net
24911 Costeau St
Laguna Hills, CA 92653-4971
UNITED STATES
(949) 472-8118
www.lagunaniguelbillfishclub.org
Sponsor Club
Laguna Niguel Billfish Club was founded by the late Colonel Brooks Morris to gain entry into Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Laguna Niguel Billfish Club actively supports billfish conservation and research through IGFA, The Billfish Foundation and Wild Oceans. Laguna Niguel Billfish Club promotes Tag and Release of billfish; the use of non-offset circle hooks; and regularly participates in the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR).
 
 
Marina Del Rey Anglers, Inc.
bobunreel@aol.com
4230 Del Rey Ave
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-5606
UNITED STATES
(310) 822-1425
www.mdranglers.com
Contributing Club
The first Halibut Derby was started in 1974, the entry fee was $5 and we had 35 anglers. The Club was formed in 1975 as the Marina City Anglers. The name was changed to Marina Del Rey Anglers in 1986 and Incorporated, as a 501(3)C Nonprofit in 1991. The Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby is the oldest fishing competition on the West Coast. The Derby is entirely operated by dedicated volunteers in order to fund the Club's philanthropic and conservation activities. The Club also operates a white seabass nursery to grow and release fish into SM Bay. Members of MDRA have also organized, operated and hosted the largest Youth Fishing Program on the Pacific Coast since 1983. In May 1986 our Club joined in a lawsuit to stop the dumping of untreated sewage and sludge into the Bay. The City stopped dumping in 1988 and achieved full treatment in 1998. MDRA was also involved in the outlawing of gill nets in near shore waters. Pursuant to our Bylaws, MDRA has made significant donations to various Boys Clubs, the United Anglers of So Cal, National Coalition for Marine Conservation, and supported the International Game Fish Association, the Pacific Game Fish Research Foundation, Heal the Bay, Fishery Foundation of California, Pardee Sea Scout Basin, Marina Del Rey Fishery Enhancement Project, United Anglers, Recreational Fishing Alliance, Ballona Wetlands etc. This year book is intended to provide all members with a means of knowing other members, who may be able to join you, share with you or help you in your pursuit of the sport of fishing. Four of our members have held world records from the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). Vic Jedlicka for a Halibut, Ken Brock for White Seabass, Carl Lambert for Yellowtaill and Ryan Lambert for Youth Division Halibut.
 
 
Saltwater Fly Rodders Pacific #1
info@saltwaterflyrodders.org
PO Box 245
Montrose, CA 91021-0245
UNITED STATES
(818) 843-7907
www.saltwaterflyrodders.org
Contributing Club
Saltwater Fly Rodders Pacific#1 was formed in 1968 and has since then been the only club on the west coast devoted solely to saltwater fly-fishing. Many of our past and present members pioneered saltwater fly fishing on the west coast and in Mexico during the '50s and '60s when saltwater fly fishing was virtually unheard of. The club's membership numbers are around fifty. We are from diverse backgrounds, but our main fishing interest is saltwater fly-fishing. We have plied our sport worldwide, fishing in locations such as Thailand, Australia, the Seychelles, the Pacific Islands, Baja (both in the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez.) We can't leave out mainland Mexico (the Pacific and Caribbean, Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama) and Canada. Our members have fly-fished both inshore and off shore on most of the coastal areas of the US. We look to ply the art of saltwater fly-fishing whether inshore, offshore, or bluewater. As a club we support a variety of educational and conservation efforts to protect our saltwater fisheries and to promote saltwater fly fishing as a sport. Our members participate in many shows, especially when they are held in the Southern California area. We conduct fly tying demonstrations, slide shows and seminars - all related to saltwater fly-fishing. Meetings are every other month starting in January and ending in September and hold our annual fundraising dinner the last Saturday in October. If you are curious about or are already interested in the sport of saltwater fly fishing, contact us by selecting "Contact Us" from the Navigation Menu.
 
 
San Diego Anglers
sdaboard@gmail.com
Bahia Hotel
998 W Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
UNITED STATES
(740) 497-0219
www.sandiegoanglers.com
Fellow Club
The San Diego Anglers is a non-profit, family oriented, saltwater fishing club with over 200 members. The purpose of our club is to promote sportsmanship and the sport angling competition among club members. We are dedicated to the preservation and conservation of marine sportfishing. This club, which was established in January 1991, is made up of saltwater anglers of all ages. Some of the benefits of being a member of the San Diegto Anglers include: Monthly Meetings: Our meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Bahia Hotel on Mission Bay. Doors open at 6:00 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm. These meetings, feature knowledgeable speakers, swap meets, how to seminars, fish reports, a chance to tell "fish stories", and always a great raffle. A no host bar with snacks is available at every meeting.
 
 
Southern California Tuna Club
pablo82650@hotmail.com
6289 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803-4803
UNITED STATES
(562) 439-3657
www.socaltunaclub.org
Contributing Club
 
 

CT

North East Saltwater Fishing Club
martin@thurstonfoods.com
Westbrook, CT
UNITED STATES
(203) 915-3944
Contributing Club
The club was founded in 1984 to share saltwater fishing experiences, to help increase each member's fishing knowledge, and to maintain and participate in conservation of the fisheries. Species, minimum size and weight: Bass 28, Mako Shart, 150, Thresher 175, no Blue Shark.
 
 

DE

Delmarva Grady-White Club
kkulakowsky@netzero.com
22699 Argos Corner Rd
Milford, DE 19963-4765
UNITED STATES
(302) 539-3165
www.delmarvagradywhiteclub.com
Contributing Club
The Delmarva Grady-White Club, whose members boat in the Delmarva peninsula region, is a great place to make new boating friends who own Grady-White boats, share good times on and off the water and exchange information and tips to make your boating experience more enjoyable. The Club meets regularly during the boating season and occasionally during the rest of the year and offers a wide range of activities to interest all Grady-White boat owners.
 
 
Ocean City Light Tackle Club
carboneja@aol.com
309 Lotus St
Dover, DE 19901-4461
UNITED STATES
(302) 674-1866
www.ocltc.org
Fellow Club
 
 

FL

Admirals Cove Fishing Club
acfishing@admiralscov.net
300 Admirals Cove Blvd
Jupiter, FL 33477-4016
UNITED STATES
(561) 745-5930
Fellow Club
Admirals Cove Fishing Club Admirals Cove, a luxury gated community is located on the Intracoastal of Jupiter, Florida with over seven miles of protected waterways that are owned by the community. The Fishing Club was relaunched back in 2019. The resident owners have a world-class, 75-slip marina and easy access to the Jupiter Inlet, as well as other locations across the Atlantic Coast and the Bahamas, making this a fisherman's oasis. Our Club was founded on the belief the members and their families with guests, can fish together in a safe and friendly environment while fostering a healthy competition with one another. We strive as a community to promote and preserve the sport of "Saltwater" Inshore and Offshore fishing. Contact Captain Eddie Carreiro at 774 722-0848 or edwardcarreiro10@hotmail.com <mailto:edwardcarreiro10@hotmail.com> for more information about the Admirals Cove Fishing Club.
 
 
Crosthwait Memorial FishingTournament
fishcrosthwait@gmail.com
Bradenton Yacht Club
4307 Snead Island Road
Palmetto, FL 34221
UNITED STATES
(941) 730-3033
www.fishcrosthwait.com
Contributing Club
 
 
Florida Sport Fishing Association (FSFA)
fsfa@cfl.rr.com
PO Box 1216
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-1216
UNITED STATES
(321) 368-9444
www.fsfaclub.org
Contributing Club
Family oriented, non-profit organization headquartered in Cape Canaveral Florida. Organized to enjoy and promote recreational sport fishing in the East-Central Florida area with emphasis on education about and stewardship of the related resources.
 
 
Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club
fmbtarponhunters@gmail.com
Bonita Bills San Carlos Island
Ft. Myers Beach, FL
UNITED STATES
(239) 850-9569
www.fmbthc.com
Contributing Club
The club was established in September 1961 when a group of dedicated tarpon fishermen got together and formed "The Tarpon Hunters Club" with basic aims of good sportsmanship, conservation, courtesy and boating safety. The club was officially chartered by January 1962. The name was then changed to The Tarpon Hunters Club of Fort Myers Beach. (We claim to be the oldest fishing club in the world).
 
 
Ft Pierce Sportfishing Club
fpsc@live.com
Fort Pierce Yacht Club
700 N Indian River Dr
Fort Pierce, FL 34950-9144
UNITED STATES
(772) 464-0423
ftpiercesportfishingclub.com
Fellow Club
Welcome to the Fort Pierce Sportfishing Club, located in Fort Pierce, the best fishing area in all of Florida. Established in 1980 as a family organization whose members share a common interest in sportfishing, conservation, community service and boating. Our members enjoy both inshore and offshore fishing in local waters that produce spectacular catches in one of the most diverse fisheries anywhere. Come join us the third Wednesday of every month at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club located on the beautiful Indian River starting at 7 pm. Admission is always free and you don't have to be a member to attend.
 
 
Key Largo Anglers Club
sperkins@klac.org
50 Club House Rd
Key Largo, FL 33037-3600
UNITED STATES
(305) 367-4261
www.klac.org
Fellow Club
 
 
Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club, Inc.
pbgfc17@gmail.com
4021 W Navy Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32507-1222
UNITED STATES
(850) 453-4638
www.pbgfc.com
Contributing Club
Founded in 1970, Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club, Inc. conducts three annual tournaments and 4 intra-club tournaments. Promotes the sport of offshore fishing, conservation and education.
 
 
Sailfish Club of Florida
communications@sailfishclub.com
1338 N Lake Way
Palm Beach, FL 33480-3142
UNITED STATES
(561) 844-0206
www.sailfishclub.com
Contributing Club
The Sailfish Club of Florida was chartered in 1914 by a dedicated group of pioneer saltwater anglers interested in prompting a tradition in the sport. We give much credit for released fish and discourage killing them, unless the specimen provides a value to science, a worthwhile trophy to be mounted, or (at the very least) some tasty nourishment at the tackle. The Sailfish Club is noted for the main important angling tournaments it has hosted since its inception, including the famous Masters Tournament, the International Light and Tackle Tournament Association and the International Women's Fishing Association Tournaments. The perpetual trophy awarded to the winning team in the Sailfish Club Invitational Gold Cup Team Tournament was originally donated in 1938 by the late Colonel E.R. Bradley. Besides anglers, we have many yachting members who berth their crafts as our docks, which accommodate a variety of both sail and power boats.
 
 
West Palm Beach Fishing Club
wpbfc@westpalmbeachfishingclub.org.
201 5th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33401-4001
UNITED STATES
(561) 832-6780
www.westpalmbeachfishingclub.org
Fellow Club
The West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) is one of the oldest, largest and most active sport fishing club's in the world. The club, along with its charitable foundation, conducts monthly fishing seminars, tournaments, group outings, year around angling competitions, youth angling programs and plays an active role in local marine conservation initiatives. Open to the public, the WPBFC's nostalgic facility is a historic landmark and home to an impressive collection of trophy game fish and angling memorabilia. Affordable membership dues has helped the club maintain a diverse membership of men, women and children from not just Palm Beach County but throughout the U.S. and abroad.
 
 

GA