Virginia Beach, VA Observer Training Course Offering

Saturday, July 31, 2021 Location: The Shack | 712 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 On the WEB: | Phone: 757.319.5146

The International Game Fish Tournament Observers Organization Announces a New Observer Training Course in Virginia Beach, VA.

This course will be conducted in Virginia Beach just once this year.

Date: July 31, 2021

Location: The Shack located at 712 Atlantic Avenue.  

Specifics: The course runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. (approximately).  Content includes IGFA international angling rules, billfish identification, observer best practices, and numerous billfish identification slides and videos.

Steve Hargett, President of the IGFTO, and a veteran of numerous billfish tournaments, will conduct the course.  A complimentary breakfast for attendees will be provided.

Upon completion of the course, attendees become immediately eligible to observe in world class billfish tournaments in locations such as Aruba, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Florida, and Puerto Rico.  For more information and to register go to IGFTO

IGFTO's Mission: Is to strongly support the existing international game fish tournaments held around the world which advocate release and conservation of the species.

And to: Dedicate our efforts to the conservation and protection of Game Fish. The organization advocates for release venues in all international game fish tournaments. We support programs that study and protect game fish, and we promote education about game fish preservation in the public and private sectors.

Lastly: Our membership champions other charitable organizations and foundations with similar conservation goals and programs. We are organized to become a conduit for their conservation programs and generate funding sources for their causes.

Upcoming Observer Training Course information can be found here: