IGFA Observer Training Course at Upcoming Fred Hall Show

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Upcoming Observer Training Courses March 5, 2016 – 11 am – 3 pm at the Fred Hall Show, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California, USA
IGFA class - IGFA Observer Training CourseWhat is Observer Training?

The International Game Fish Association’s Observer Training allow offshore billfish tournaments the option of a 100% release format with trained and experienced observers on board to verify catches and educate anglers about IGFA rules.

Having observers trained to identify billfish species and confirm the legality of catches under frantic tournament conditions virtually eliminates the need to bring dead fish to the dock for official scoring. Observers also raise the prestige level and credibility of tournaments while contributing to conservation efforts with the safe release of tournament billfish.

Interested in taking the IGFA Observer Course? 

The half-day session trains on IGFA’s International Angling Rules and billfish identification. Additional topics include observer/tournament etiquette and boating safety.

Once an individual has taken the course, they have the ability to observe in numerous exotic fishing destinations; presently locations utilizing observers include: Aruba, Costa Rica, US Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, and Florida.

There is a one-time fee of $150, which covers the OTC Manual, two instructional DVDs, and a one-year IGFA membership. The class is from 11 am to 3 pm.

Click here to download an application.

Completed applications can be submitted electronically to [email protected].

For questions, please contact Jack Vitek at 954-924-4246 or by email at [email protected].

igfa training - IGFA Observer Training Course

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