We’re looking forward to welcoming you as a new IGFTO observer. This application asks a lot of information about you so it’s only fair that we should provide you with some information about us.
IGFTO is made up of many different people, but they all have two things in common – a love of game fishing and a desire to preserve our precious resource of bill fish. Our members are also experienced fishermen. Most have captained their own boats and participated in tournaments as anglers so they know their way around boats and what to expect at sea in tournament conditions.
We all take observing as serious business. After all, an observer’s job is to see that all boats participating in a tournament play by the same rules so that no boat has an unfair advantage over the others. Many tournaments have high stake cash prizes and an observer’s behavior has to be beyond reproach.
Tournament directors especially value the services of IGFTO observers because-to put it simply, we are the best in the business and we are dedicated to keeping it that way.
Please be sure to give us complete information regarding your experience as a fisherman, boater, and tournament participant. We want to welcome you to join us in maintaining the highest level of professionalism for our sport.
After you complete the application we will send you an email to confirm your email address and then send you to a page where you can pay your application fee ($100) and your first year’s dues ($100). A small convenience fee is added for credit card payments so the total amount for your first year as a member is $206. Going forward, the annual dues are just $100.