Calendar

Apr
27
Sat
2024 IGFA Oceania Regional Meeting @ Sidney Game Fishing Club
Apr 27 all-day

2024 IGFA Oceania Regional Meeting

The 2024 IGFA Oceania Regional Meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Sydney, Australia. The event will be held at the clubhouse of the historic (SGFC).  The current RSVP list includes IGFA Representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji, IGFA President Jason Schratwieser and IGFA Chairman Roy Cronacher will also be attending the event.

May
13
Mon
IGFA Education at Rocky Mountain National Park @ Estes Park, Colorado
May 13 鈥 May 17 all-day

IGFA Education at Rocky Mountain National Park

May 13-17
Location: Estes Park, Colorado

Contact: Lisa Morse

Email: [email protected]

The IGFA Education team will be heading to Estes Park, Colorado to facilitate spin fishing clinics for the Fish & Feathers Intern Training Workshop in collaboration with . IGFA staff will also complete Level 1 teacher training for fly fishing education with the through the National Fishing in Schools curriculum. Lastly, a free, public fishing event will occur at Lake Estes with the IGFA, Environment for the Americas, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the EVICS Family Resources Center using the IGFA鈥檚 Passports to Fishing program. This trip will kick off 2024鈥檚 travels for our National Parks project, a project made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation.

May
15
Wed
IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Satellite Tagging – Bahamas Custom Shootout
May 15 鈥 May 18 all-day

IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Satellite Tagging – Bahamas Custom Shootout

May 15-18, 2024

In the 13th year of the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), the IGFA will be deploying satellite tags to study billfish migrations and diving behavior at major tournaments around the world. Teams sponsoring tags will be supplied with the necessary equipment to deploy their own satellite tag on marlin, sailfish, or spearfish species and will be provided a comprehensive report of the results from their tagged billfish. Each tag will also be entered into the competition to see which billfish travels the farthest in 2024-2025.

Information from the IGFA Great Marlin Race is used to better understand the ecology of marlin, sailfish, and spearfish; leading to improved conservation and management of billfish resources in our world鈥檚 oceans.

If you are interested in deploying satellite tags on billfish species in your area please contact IGFA Conservation Director Bruce Pohlot at [email protected].

May
30
Thu
Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park @ Lewis and Clark National Historic Park
May 30 @ 9:00 am 鈥 Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm

 Learn-to-Fish Clinic at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park

May 30 鈥 June 2

Location: Astoria, Oregon

Contact: Lisa Morse

Email: [email protected]

 

 

The IGFA Education team will travel to Astoria, Oregon to facilitate a free Learn-to-Fish Clinic on Saturday, June 1st at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park through the IGFA鈥檚 Passports to Fishing program. Park staff and volunteers will be trained in the program to continue hosting events throughout the year. This event was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation.

Jun
6
Thu
Learn-to-Surf Fish Clinic at Fire Island National Seashore
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am 鈥 Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm

 Learn-to-Surf Fish Clinic at Fire Island National Seashore

June 6-9 

Location: Ocean Beach, New York

Contact: Nick DeGennaro

Email: [email protected]

 

 

The IGFA Education team will travel to Ocean Beach, NY to facilitate a free Learn-to-Surf Fish Clinic on Saturday, June 8th at Fire Island National Seashore through the IGFA鈥檚 Passports to Fishing program. Park staff and volunteers will be trained in the program to continue hosting events throughout the year. This event was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation.

Jun
7
Fri
IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Tagging Event – Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
Jun 7 鈥 Jun 16 all-day

IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Tagging Event – Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

June 7-16, 2024

In the 13th year of the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), the IGFA will be deploying satellite tags to study billfish migrations and diving behavior at major tournaments around the world. Teams sponsoring tags will be supplied with the necessary equipment to deploy their own satellite tag on marlin, sailfish, or spearfish species and will be provided a comprehensive report of the results from their tagged billfish. Each tag will also be entered into the competition to see which billfish travels the farthest in 2024-2025.

Information from the IGFA Great Marlin Race is used to better understand the ecology of marlin, sailfish, and spearfish; leading to improved conservation and management of billfish resources in our world鈥檚 oceans.

If you are interested in deploying satellite tags on billfish species in your area please contact IGFA Conservation Director Bruce Pohlot at [email protected].

Jun
17
Mon
Summer Fishing Camp in West Palm Beach, Florida
Jun 17 鈥 Jun 21 all-day

Summer Fishing Camp in West Palm Beach, Florida

June 17-21

Location: 559 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Contact: Nick DeGennaro

Email: [email protected]

 

The IGFA is working with the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension and 4-H of Palm Beach County to bring a week-long fishing experience for youth ages 7-12 years. This is a scholarship camp thanks to a generous donation so participants will be able to join for free and learn the basics of recreational fishing, travel to various fishing destinations, and possibly reel in their very first catch!  

Jul
3
Wed
IGFA Great Marlin Race Tagging Event at the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship @ IGMR Tagging Event at the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship
Jul 3 鈥 Jul 23 all-day

IGMR Tagging Event at the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship

July 3-23, 2024

In the 13th year of the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), the IGFA will be deploying satellite tags to study billfish migrations and diving behavior at major tournaments around the world. Teams sponsoring tags will be supplied with the necessary equipment to deploy their own satellite tag on marlin, sailfish, or spearfish species and will be provided a comprehensive report of the results from their tagged billfish. Each tag will also be entered into the competition to see which billfish travels the farthest in 2024-2025.

Information from the IGFA Great Marlin Race is used to better understand the ecology of marlin, sailfish, and spearfish; leading to improved conservation and management of billfish resources in our world鈥檚 oceans.

If you are interested in deploying satellite tags on billfish species in your area please contact IGFA Conservation Director Bruce Pohlot at [email protected].

Jul
11
Thu
IGFA Mediterranean Championship
Jul 11 鈥 Jul 14 all-day

IGFA Mediterranean Championship

Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy

July 11-14, 2024

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 2024 IGFA Mediterranean Championship will be held from July 11-14, 2024, and hosted by the renowned 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]

Jul
22
Mon
Kids鈥 Fishing Camp in Abaco, Bahamas
Jul 22 @ 4:27 pm 鈥 Jul 26 @ 5:27 pm

Kids鈥 Fishing Camp in Abaco, Bahamas

July 22-26

Location: Cooper鈥檚 Town, North Abaco, Bahamas

Contact: Nick DeGennaro

Email: [email protected]

 

 

The IGFA is working with to bring back the popular Kids鈥 Fishing Camp to Abaco in 2024. This will be an immersive week where campers will dive into both spin and fly fishing education. During the camp, children will learn essential skills such as knot tying, species identification, and even reeling in their first catch. It’s an experience that promises to be both educational and memorable!

Jul
26
Fri
IGFA Great Marlin Race Tagging at the Hawaiian 王中王六合彩特码 Billfish Tournament
Jul 26 鈥 Aug 4 all-day

Hawaiian 王中王六合彩特码 Billfish Tournament

Kona, Hawaii

July 26- August 4, 2024

In the 13th year of the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), the IGFA will be deploying satellite tags to study billfish migrations and diving behavior at major tournaments around the world. Teams sponsoring tags will be supplied with the necessary equipment to deploy their own satellite tag on marlin, sailfish, or spearfish species and will be provided a comprehensive report of the results from their tagged billfish. Each tag will also be entered into the competition to see which billfish travels the farthest in 2024-2025.

Information from the IGFA Great Marlin Race is used to better understand the ecology of marlin, sailfish, and spearfish; leading to improved conservation and management of billfish resources in our world鈥檚 oceans.

If you are interested in deploying satellite tags on billfish species in your area please contact IGFA Conservation Director Bruce Pohlot at [email protected].

Aug
1
Thu
Annual SoCal IGFA Great Marlin Race Event
Aug 1 鈥 Oct 1 all-day

Annual SoCal IGFA Great Marlin Race Event

Southern California

August-October 2024

 

In the 13th year of the IGFA Great Marlin Race (IGMR), the IGFA will be deploying satellite tags to study billfish migrations and diving behavior at major tournaments around the world. Teams sponsoring tags will be supplied with the necessary equipment to deploy their own satellite tag on marlin, sailfish, or spearfish species and will be provided a comprehensive report of the results from their tagged billfish. Each tag will also be entered into the competition to see which billfish travels the farthest in 2024-2025.

Information from the IGFA Great Marlin Race is used to better understand the ecology of marlin, sailfish, and spearfish; leading to improved conservation and management of billfish resources in our world鈥檚 oceans.

If you are interested in deploying satellite tags on billfish species in your area please contact IGFA Conservation Director Bruce Pohlot at [email protected] or, to sponsor a tag during this event please follow the link below: