29th Annual International Auction & Banquet

Please join us for the 29th Annual International Auction & Banquet as we celebrate a great year of achievements for recreational fishing on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 6 pm!


We appreciate your support for game fish and ethical angling at this very special event. Don’t forget to preview the evening’s auction items and begin bidding early – 20-25% of online bids typically win the item!

The online portion of the auction is hosted by a third-party site called BidPal, a trusted provider of charity auction services. To bid on items or purchase Go for the Gold tickets, you will be asked to sign up with a credit card and your email address and create a password.

For their contributions in helping the passage of the Billfish Conservation Act into US law, we are privileged to honor this year's Conservation Award Winners at this year's Banquet:

US Senator David Vitter
US Congressman Jeff Miller
Tim Choate
National Coalition for Marine Conservation

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact John Holley at [email protected] or 954-924-4240.

Thank you again for your support - and see you soon!


Travel Information

For guests wishing to stay close to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, blocks of rooms are reserved at

Courtyard by Marriot Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruiseport
400 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL 33004
IGFA rate is $179/night plus 11% tax
Less than 0.1 miles from IGFA - Click here for directions.

*Please note - the Marriott is currently booked to capacity.

For other lodging options close to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, please contact the following:

Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel
1825 Griffin Road
Dania Beach, FL 33004
1.1 miles from IGFA - Click here for directions.

Hyatt House Ft. Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port
90 Southwest 18th Avenue
Dania Beach, FL 33004
1.6 miles from IGFA - Click here for directions.

For those traveling from out of town, the closest airport is

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
100 Aviation Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315