Application

Please complete the four part registration form below. The information will be reviewed by our membership committee. Following the review you will receive a confirming email which will contain a link 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. Thank you for your application

Note: This form is for applicants who have ALREADY TAKEN an Observer Training Course (OTC). If you have not taken a course, please use our Observer Training Course registration form.

Registration Form

Must be a properly formatted email address.

Part I: Applicant Information

Applicant Information
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Preferred Method of Contact:

Preferred Phone Number (select the best phone number to contact you):

Emergency Contact Information
Must be a properly formatted email address.

Part II: Training and Capability

Have you successfully completed the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Observers Training Course?:

Note: if you can't find your course in the list, select "Unknown/Other" and contact IGFTO with details of the course to the best of your knowledge.

Have you fished offshore before?:

If Yes, what is the approximate number of times?:

Are you physically capable of observing from the cockpit?:

Have you ever been seasick in normal sea conditions?:

Are you willing to travel to tournaments outside your local area?:

Part III: Billfish Observing Experience

Have you fished offshore for Billfish?:

Approximate the number of times you have fished offshore for billfish:

Approximate the number of Blue Marlin you have seen caught:

Approximate the number of White Marlin you have seen caught:

Approximate the number of Black Marlin you have seen caught:

Approximate the number of Striped Marlin you have seen caught:

Approximate the number of Sailfish you have seen caught:

Approximate the number of Spearfish you have seen caught:

Do you feel you have the experience and knowledge to correctly identify the different species of billfish?:

If the above answer is Yes, can you provide the name of a professional Captain, Tournament Director, or Tournament Observer Coordinator who can attest to your experience?:

Are there any IGFTO members who can attest to your character, experience, and ability to perform the required duties?:

Part IV: Observers Oath of Responsibility

IMPORTANT

To avoid missed notices and other emails from the IGFTO please “White List” the following email addresses:

  • member.services@igfto.org
  • membership@igfto.org
  • if possible, add the "wildcard" address, *@igfto.org

For some instructions on how to white list please see the following: http://onlinegroups.net/blog/2014/02/25/how-to-whitelist-an-email-address/

Or contact your email provider for more information. Also please check your spam folder frequently.