Drop The IFGA A Line

Drop The IFGA A Line Editor's Note: IGFA is a nonprofit membership supported conservation and record keeping organization, founded in 1939, with members in over 120 countries. The association's headquarters are in the 60,000 square foot IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida.

The 2008 championship will highlight IGFA's sponsoring a tournament series, As a qualifying event, each tournament participant will receive a one-year membership in IGFA. There is no doubt that it will be an exciting event that will attract international interest.

234x60 Triple Your Catch RateFor further information on the IGFA Offshore and Inshore Championship contact IGFA, phone: 954/927-2628, fax: 954/924-4299.

For further information on IGFA membership, contact the International Game Fish Association, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 · 954/927-2628 · Fax 954/924-4299 · Visit http://www.igfa.org


OFFSHORE TOURNAMENTS


seaeagle.comMay 17 - 22, FLORIDA, St. Augustine: 38th Annual Bluewater Invitational. Contact Tim Martin at 904-674-4552, Fax: 904-223-7521, Email: jagsare1@hotmail.com   Website: www.nefma.com

May 18 - 21, SAMOA, Pago Pago, I’A Lapo’A Fishing Tournament. Contact Peter Crispin at 684-699-2420, Fax: 684-699-5272, Email: toolshop@bluelink.as  Website: www.ppgfa.com

May 23 - 29, VANUATU, Vanuatu Marlin Classic. Contact Charles Wheeler at 678-774-0153, Email: crusoe@vanuatu.com.vu

May 24 - 29, CUBA, Havana: 60th "Ernest Hemingway" International Billfish Fishing Tournament. Contact Commodore Escrich at 537 204 6653 Email: yachtclub@cnih.mh.cyt.cu

May 27 - 30, FLORIDA, New Smyrna Beach, New Smyrna Beach/Daytona Beach Striker Tournament. Contact Dan Jacobs at 407-571-4680, Fax: 407-561-4681, Email: dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com  website: www.fishstock.com

May 28 - 29, OMAN, Muscat, Sinbad Classic. Contact Sadiq Ahmed Khan at 968-245-64303, Fax: 968-2456-1176, Email: sadiq@intevents.com, Website: www.sinbadclassic.com

May 28 - 30, ANTIGUA, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda Sportfishing Tournament. Contact Phillip Shoul at 268-460-7400, Email: basicblue@candw.ag  website: www.antiguabarbudasportfishing.com

Jun 1 - 6, LOUISIANA, Venice, Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic. Contact Stephen B. Thomas at 985-732-7280, Fax: 253-484-4396, Email: sbthomas@aol.com  Website: www.comefishLa.com

Jun 2 - 3, FLORIDA, Islamorada, Islamorada Fishing Club Capt’s Cup Dolphin Tournament. Contact Dianne Harbaugh at 305-664-4735, Fax: 305-664-8060, Email: fishing@theislamoradafishingclub.com  Website: www.theislamoradafishingclub.com

Jun 2 - 6, CANADA, British Columbia, Salmon Masters Tournament. Contact Antoinette Jackson at 604-278-3130, Fax: 604-278-3120, Email: ajackson@westcoastresorts.com  Website: www.westcoastresorts.com

Jun 4 - 6, MEXICO, Los Barilles, TAA Eastcape Billfish Tournament. Contact Keith Leimbach, Email: kleimbach@servicesource.com  website: www.fishtaa.com

Winterization 120x600 Jun 6 - 12, BERMUDA, Hamilton: Bermuda Anglers Club 45th Annual ILTT. Contact Cindi Pearman at 441-292-2190, Fax: 441-295-2290, Email: bermudaanglersclub@bermuda.com   Website: www.bermudanaglersclub.com

Jun 7 - 12, MEXICO, Eastcape: Int’l Light Tackle Tournament. Contact Bonnie Powell at 813-689-2496, Email: iltta@aol.com   Website: www.iltta.com

Jun 11 - 13, BAHAMAS, Nassau, Harbourside Marine Bahamas Rotary Tuna Classic. Contact Jason Robertson at 242-359-1649, Fax: 242-394-1859, Email: jason@bahamaswholesale.com  Website: www.bahamasrotaryfishing.com

Jun 12 - 13, MADEIRA, Madeira Blue Marlin – 3rd Trophy Antonio Ribeiro. Contact Augusto Figueira, Email: augusto.figueira@gmail.com  Website: www.biggameclube-portugal.com

June 9 - 13, MISSISSIPPI, Biloxi, Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. Contact Jimmy Taylor at 228-617-7441, Fax: 228-388-1465, Email: jimmy.taylor.b9uu@statefarm.com

Jun 13 - 18, BAHAMAS, Abaco: 28th Treasure Cay Annual Billfish Tournament. Contact Sabine Kirchner at 954-525-7711, Email: info@treasurecay.com   Website: www.treasurecay.com

June 16 - 19, MISSISSIPPI, Biloxi, Jeff Alexander Memorial Tournament. Contact Jimmy Taylor at 228-617-7441, Fax: 228-388-1465, Email: jimmy.taylor.b9uu@statefarm.com

Jun 17 - 19, NEW YORK, Montauk, 24th Annual Star island Y.C. Shark Tournament. Contact Richard Janis at 631-668-5052, Email: rich@starislandyc.com  Website: www.starislandyc.com

Jun 19 - 23, TURKS & CAICOS, Caicos Classic. Contact Art Pickering at 649-231-0278, Fax: 649-946-4350, Email: ap@tciway.tc   Website: www.caicosclassic.com

Jun 22 - 27, FLORIDA, Destin, Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at Sandestin. Contact Shawna Meisner at 850-267-6168, Fax: 850-267-8168, Email: shawnameisner@sandestin.com  Website: www.fishecbc.com

Bass Pro Shops June 23 - 26, SOUTH CAROLINA, Charleston, Carolina Billfish Classic. Contact Deidre Meneff, Email: dm@fishcbc.com

June 25 - 27, BERMUDA, Dockyard, Bermuda Billfish Release Cup. Contact Dan Jacobs at 407-571-4680, Fax: 407-561-4681, Email: dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com

Jun 30 – Jul 4, FLORIDA, Pensacola, 40th Annual Pensacola Int’l Billfish Tournament. Contact Kevin Sluder at 850-324-4795, Fax: 850-455-2901, Email: buully48@yahoo.com  Website: www.pbgfc.com

July 2 - 4, SPAIN, Mallorca: XVII Open de Baleares de Pesca de Altura. Contact Esteban Graupera at 34971864635, Fax: 34971864636, Email: egraupera@gmail.com   Website: www.rcnpp.net

July 2 - 5, BERMUDA, Hamilton, Bermuda Billfish Blast. Contact Dan Jacobs at 407-571-4680, Fax: 407-561-4681, Email: dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com  website: www.bermudabillfishblast.com

July 4, WORLDWIDE, World Cup Blue Marlin Championship. Contact Mike Leech at 954-566-2813, Fax: 954-561-9116, Email: mike@bluemarlinworldcup.com  website: www.bluemarlinworldcup.com

Jul 7 - 10, SOUTH CAROLINA, Charleston, HMY-Viking Megadock Billfishing Tournament. Contact McKenzie Estes at 843-278-4920, Fax: 843-577-7704, Email: mestes@megadock.us  Website: www.megadocktournament.com

July 7 - 11, BERMUDA, Hamilton, Bermuda Big Game Classic. Contact Dan Jacobs at 407-571-4680, Fax: 407-561-4681, Email: dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com  website: www.bermudabiggameclassic.com

Jul 9 - 11, SPAIN, Cartegena, VII Open Pesca De Altura Cartagena. Contact Esther Conesa at 34968501507, Fax: 34968506905, Email: gerente@clubderegatascartagena.es  Website: www.clubderegatascartagena.es

July 14 - 18, BERMUDA, Hamilton: 36th Annual Sea Horse Anglers Club Tournament. Contact Dan Jacobs at 407-571-4680, Fax: 407-561-4681, Email: dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com

July 20 - 25, FLORIDA, St. Petersburg, 39th Annual Old Salt Fishing Foundation All Release LOOP Tournament. Contact Jill Foraker at 727-216-6599, Fax: 727-216-6602, Email: info@oldsaltfishingfoundation.org  website: www.oldsaltfishing.org

Jul 27 - 31, MEXICO, Buenavista, Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament. Contact Wayne Bisbee at 214-557-8108, Fax: 714-408-4187, Email: info@bisbees.com   Website: www.bisbees.com

Aug 2 - 6, HAWAII, Kailua-Kona, Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Contact Sherry Vann at 808-836-3422, Fax: 808-833-7756, Email: hibt@hawaii.rr.com  website: www.hibtfishing.com

Aug 2 – 6, MARYLAND, Ocean City, White Marlin Open. Contact Jim Motsko at 410-289-9229, Fax: 410-289-4490, Email: whitemarlinopen@aol.com , Website: www.whitemarlinopen.com

Aug 11 - 15, MISSISSIPPI, Biloxi, Sonny Johnson Memorial Tournament. Contact Jimmy Taylor at 228-617-7441, Fax: 228-388-1465, Email: jimmy.taylor.b9uu@statefarm.com

Aug 12 - 14, MASSACHUSETTS, Falmouth, Falmouth Offshore Grand Prix. Contact Greg Skomal at 508-693-4372, Fax: 508-693-4157, Email: gskomal@comcast.net

Aug 19 - 22, AUSTRALIA, Cairns, Cairns Bluewater Billfish Tournament. Contact Carolyn Martin at 617-4051-5050, Fax: 617-4051-5161, Email: caz@cairnsbluewatergfc.com   Website: www.cairnsbluewatergfc.com.au

Aug 21 - 29, NEW JERSEY, Atlantic City, Tuna $takes Invitational. Contact Leonard Strobel at 609-377-0529, Email: chefleonard7@hotmail.com   Website: www.tunastakes.com

Sept 3 - 6, SPAIN, Roses, VII Desafio Mediterraneo. Contact Albert Gracia Juli at 0034-607-181-835, Email: agracia@fmpr.es  website: www.fmpr.es

Sep 4 - 5, PORTUGAL, Algarve, Vilamoura White & Blue Marlin Tournament. Contact Augusto Figueira, Email: augusto.figueira@gmail.com   Website: www.biggameclube-portugal.com

Sept 16 - 18, CANARY ISLANDS, Lanzarote, Marina Rubicon Marlin Cup 2010. Contact Karin Rasmussen at 0034-928-519-012, Fax: 0034-928-519-035, Email: karin@marinarubicon.com  website: www.marlincup.com

Sep 16 - 19, FLORIDA, Pensacola, Gulf Coast White Marlin Shootout. Contact Rocky Jones at 850-324-6601, Fax: 850-433-4710, Email: rwjones@floors2000.com  Website: www.whitemarlinshootout.com

Sep 18 - 19, PORTUGAL, Algarve, 6th Int’l Big Game Fishing Tournament - Portimao. Contact Augusto Figueira, Email: augusto.figueira@gmail.com , Website: www.biggameclube-portugal.com

Sep 19 - 24, KINGDOM OF TONGA, Vava’u, 20th Tonga Int’l Billfish Tournament. Contact Steve Campbell at 67670611, Email: ikalahi@tongafishing.com  Website: www.tongafishing.com

Sep 30 – Oct 2, FLORIDA, Jacksonville, El Pescado Billfish Tournament. Contact Lynn Layton at 904-642-0210, Fax: 904-642-0260, Email: llayton@moniqueburrfoundation.org  Website: www.moniqueburrfoundation.com

Oct 1 - 3, ARUBA, Oranjestad, International Billfish Tournament. Contact Franklin R.S. Dijkhoff at 297-582-3793, Fax: 297-582-3793, Email: f.r.s.dijkhoff@cbaruba.org

Oct 7 - 11, FLORIDA, New Smyrna Beach, New Smyrna Beach Billfish Invitational Tournament. Contact Ron Carwile at 386-426-3310, Fax: 386-427-0229, Email: roncarwile@cfl.rr.com  Website: www.nsbbicom

Oct 9 - 16, JAMAICA, Port Antonio, 47th Port Antonio Int’l Marlin Tournament. Contact Ron DuQuesnay at 876-927-0145, Fax: 407-561-4681, Email: rondq@mail.infochan.com  website: www.errolflynnmarina.com

Oct 12 - 17, MEXICO, Cabo San Lucas: Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. Contact Dan Jacobs at 407-571-4680, Fax: 407-571-4681, Email: dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com  Website: www.loscabosbillfishtournament.com

Oct 15 - 17, MEXICO, Cabo San Lucas, Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament. Contact Wayne Bisbee at 214-557-8108, Fax: 714-408-4187, Email: info@bisbees.com  Website: www.bisbees.com

Oct 19 - 23, MEXICO, Cabo San Lucas, Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament. Contact Wayne Bisbee at 214-557-8108, Fax: 714-408-4187, Email: inof@bisbees.com   Website: www.bisbees.com

Oct 20 - 22, ARUBA: Presidential Challenge - Aruba. Contact Joan Vernon at 305-361-9258, Fax: 305-361-9923, Email: joan@sportingtraditions.com website: www.sportingtraditions.com

Nov 12 - 14, GUATEMALA, Puerto Quetzal: Presidential Challenge - Guatemala. Contact Joan Vernon at 305-361-9258, Fax: 305-361-9923, Email: joan@sportingtraditions.com   website: www.sportingtraditions.com

Nov 30 – Dec 5, MAURITIUS, Black River, Marlin Masters Mauritius. Contact Albert d’Unienville at 230-483-5060, Fax: 230-483-5038, Email: albert.dunienville@naiade.com  website: www.blackriver-mauritius.com

Dec 2 - 5, FLORIDA, Islamorada, Islamorada Sailfish Tournament. Contact Dianne Harbaugh at 305-664-4735, Fax: 305-664-8060, Email: fishing@theislamoradafishingclub.com   Website: www.theislamoradafishingclub.com

Dec 8 - 9, FLORIDA, Islamorada, Islamorada Fishing Club Capt’s Cup Sailfish Tournament. Contact Dianne Harbaugh at 305-664-4735, Fax: 305-664-8060, Email: fishing@theislamoradafishingclub.com   Website: www.theislamoradafishingclub.com

Inshore Tournaments

May 17-19, Florida, Islamorada: The Outback Golden Fly Tarpon Tournament. Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-664 - 2444, or email csasun@aol.com  website www.goldenflytarpon.com

May 22-June 27, Florida, Sarasota: Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club Tarpon Tournament, Contact: Mason Tush (941) 356-8470 or email: masontush@verizon.net  website www.sarasotatarpontournament.com

May 23-26, Louisiana, Venice: IWFA Louisiana Slam Tournament, Contact Joan Kelley (305) 522-5604, email joankelley.tradewinds@gmail.com   website www.iwfa.org

June 4-5, Florida, Key West: Smitty & Al’s Tarpn Bonanza., Contact Alex Allen 772-234-5795, email: alex@allenracks.com   website www.tarponbonanza.com

June 7-11, Florida, Islamorada, The Don Hawley Tarpon Tournament: Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio (305)664-2444, email csasun@aol.com  Website www.donhawleyfoundation.org

June 21-25, Florida, Islamorada: The Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament, Contact Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444, email csasun@aol.com   website www.goldcuptt.com

July 21-23, Florida, Key West: The Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament, Contact Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444, or email csasun@aol.com

July 25-26, , Florida, Islamorada, IFACT RedGhost Tournament:  Contact Jim & Sherri Trice at 305-664-3864, email: trice_j@bellsouth.net   website: www.islamoradafishingclub.com

August 12-14, Belize, Ambergris Cay:  Tres Pescado Slam Tournament, Contact Jim Oliver email:  contactus@tres-pescado-tournament.org   website: www.tres-pescado-tournament.org

September 10-12, Key West, Florida: Robert James Sales S.L.A.M Celebrity Tournament. Contact: Gary Ellis (305)664-2002 or email redboneinc@aol.com  website www.redbone.org

September 15-17, Florida, Islamorada, The Islamorada Fall Bonefish Fly Tournament, Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444, or email csasun@aol.com

September 25-26, Florida, Key West, Herman Lucerne-Gossman Backcountry Fishing Competition: Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444, email csasun@aol.com

October 1-3, Florida, Naples, Everglades City and Chokoloskee. Red Snook Catch & Release Tournament. Contact: Meghan Clancy 239-403-4200, email meghanc@conservancy.org   website: www.conservancy.org

October 1-3, Key Largo, Florida: Baybone Tournament. Contact: Gary Ellis (305)664-2002 or email redboneinc@aol.com   website www.redbone.org

October 11-13, Florida, Islamorada:  Islamorada Bonefishing World Championship. Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444, or email csasun@aol.com

October 18-20, Florida, Islamorada: IWFA Islamorada Light Tackle Tournament. Contact Joan Kelley (305) 522-5604, email joankelley.tradewinds@gmail.com   website www.iwfa.org

November 5-7, Islamorada, Florida: Redbone Tournament. Contact: Gary Ellis (305)664-2002 or email redboneinc@aol.com  website www.redbone.org

November 19-22, Deep Water Cay, Bahamas: Redbone Bahamas Fall Deep Water Cay Bonefish Classic. Contact: Gary Ellis (305)664-2002 or email redboneinc@aol.com  website www.redbone.org




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