Captains and Guides

Find Captains & Guides using the IGFA Interactive Map

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has maintained its standing as the foremost authority and record keeper for world record salt and freshwater fish, as well as one of the chief protectors of salt and freshwater natural resources with the help of our IGFA Captains.

Some of the first captains/guides accepted by IGFA under their new program include Red Bailey of St. Thomas; Al Anderson, Rhode Island; Juan "Tito" Martinez and Mike Benitez, Puerto Rico; Laurie Wright, Australia; Bouncer Smith, Florida; Roddy Hays, United Kingdom; Ron Hamlin, Guatemala; Gene VanderHoek, Kevin Nakamaru and Rob McGuckin, Hawaii.
IGFA Captain/Guide benefits include:
  • Official designation and recognition as an “IGFA Captain/Guide.”
  • Listing on the IGFA website’s interactive map as an IGFA Captain/Guide inclusive of contact information, description and location of services, and photo.
  • Listing on the IGFA Mobile App (currently available for Apple and Android devices) with maps and directions to your location from anywhere in the world.
  • Listing in the IGFA World Record Game Fishes book and the International Angler newsletter by area distributed in over 140 countries and territories. Digital version on the IGFA website has active links for email and website addresses.
  • And many more! For a full list of IGFA Captain/Guide benefits, click here

For information on how to apply to become an IGFA Captain/Guide, click here or contact Darlene Daniel at 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004, phone 954-927-2628, fax 954-924-4299 or e-mail