IGFTO is a charitable tax-exempt organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of game fish worldwide. We providetrained and insured observers to authenticate the "Catch & Release" of billfish & game fish during international
big game fishing tournaments.
IGFTO Observer Chuck Evers calls a sailfish release in Guatemala. Photo provided by Richard Gibson.
International Game Fish Tournament Observers are professional and amateur sport fishermen trained by the International Game Fish Association in species identification and tournament rules. In the IGFTO's short six-year history, observers witnessed releases of 31,820 billfish. Qualified applicants are welcomed to Join IGFTO.
IGFTO Observer Greg Moore watches as the boat backs down on a blue marlin in the Dominican Republic.
Westbrook Elks Club 142 Seaside Ave Westbrook, CT 06498
9 am – 1 pm
IGFTO Observers may renew your 2017 membership by clicking ont the "Pay Now" PayPal button to the right. Membership renewal is $100 annually. Included is a $3.65 convenience fee for making online payments.
If you wish to make an additional tax-deductible donation to IGFTO, click on the "Donate" button to the right. IGFTO is a 501(c)3 charitable tax-exempt organization.
International Game Fish Tournament Observers (IGFTO) is a federally tax-exempt charitable organziation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered with the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation. IGFTO P.O. Box 123 Bristol, RI 02809-0123