Beach, Florida, USA - The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is in
its fourth year of the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship Circuit, an
international fishing competition that is expected to draw teams from all
corners of the earth. The
event will take place in the spring. The El Pescado Grande Invitational has been named by IGFA as
a qualifying event for the championship, and the winner of this tournament
will be invited to bring their team of up to four anglers to compete in
the championship. As a
qualifying event, each participant in the tournament will receive a
one-year membership in IGFA. The
El Pescado Grande Invitational is scheduled for September 16-21, 2002 in
St. Augustine, Florida. For
further details, please contact James C. Blalock,
phone/fax: 904-471-2730, email:
This is IGFA's
fourth year in sponsoring a tournament series, and there is no doubt that
it will be an exciting event that will attract international interest.
The 2002 championship
tournament was represented by 81 tournaments from 26 countries and 12 U.S.
states representing over 20,000 anglers.
We anticipate an even greater participation in 2003 as a result of
the excitement generated for the 2002 championship.
is a 63-year-old nonprofit, membership-supported conservation organization
best known for maintaining world gamefish records in freshwater,
saltwater, fly fishing, and junior angler categories. IGFA members are
located in approximately 125 countries.
IGFA welcomes visitors to its 60,000 square foot Fishing Hall of
Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida.
further information on the Rolex/IGFA Offshore Championship contact IGFA,
phone: (954) 927-2628, fax: (954) 924-4299, email: