Approved For ROLEX/IGFA Inshore Championship: August 16 - 18, 2002. 

Dania Beach, Florida,U.S.A. – The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) starts the new year announcing its third year of the ROLEX/IGFA Inshore Championship Tournament series, an international fishing competition that draws anglers from various worldwide locations. The  Inshore Championship Tournament (ITC) will take place in the spring of 2003 in the Florida Keys, and is expected to include 2002 ITC qualifying event champions.  

The IGFA welcomes the 45TH Annual Forked River Tuna Club Tournament as a qualifying event for the ITC, with the winner being invited to compete in the ITC held in 2003.  As an ITC qualifying event each participating angler will receive a one-year membership in IGFA. For more information on the 45th Annual Forked River Tuna Club Tournament scheduled for August 16 - 18, 2002 in Forked River, New Jersey, please contact Capt. Jim Giffoniello at  (609) 693-5353, or Email: mastercaptjim@hotmail.com.

Tournament directors involved in offshore, inshore, light tackle and fly-fishing tournaments are invited to contact IGFA for more information on the Rolex/IGFA championship series. There are plans in the future for a freshwater world championship event. Up to date information on tournaments, IGFA news and more can be found on the IGFA website http://www.igfa.org.

IGFA is a nonprofit membership supported conservation and record keeping organization, founded in 1939, with members in over 120 countries.  The association’s headquarters are in the 60,000 square foot IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida.

For further information, contact Michael Myatt at the International Game Fish Association, 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 · (954) 927-2628 · Fax (954) 924-4299 · E-mail: mmyatt@igfa.org