Become an IGFA Captain today
Who qualifies as an IGFA Captain?
Passionate fishing professionals who are dedicated to sustaining the future of our sport. These individuals are respected by their peers and knowledgeable about their craft, and provide letters of recommendation and complete an open-book test on the IGFA rules as part of our approval process.

Why become an IGFA Captain?
The IGFA logo stands for great fishing, responsible conservation, and proud support of sustainable sport and industry. When you become an IGFA Captain, your clients will know you share these values and your $150 (USD) annual membership dues will support our research, education, and advocacy work all over the world.

What benefits come with an IGFA Captain Membership?
In addition to helping us learn more about recreational fisheries and teach more children to fish responsibly, IGFA Captains receive

  • Official recognition as an IGFA Captain/Guide and authorization to use the IGFA logo on ads, business cards, brochures, and website
  • Referrals from IGFA when inquiries are received pertaining to your area
  • Five free IGFA annual memberships to give to clients
  • All IGFA publications (including the quarterly International Angler and annual IGFA World Record Game Fishes)
  • Online access to the IGFA World Record database
  • Discounts on ads in IGFA publications, scale certifications, and catalog/gift store purchases
  • And much more!

One of the best benefits of an IGFA Captain Membership is the exposure we give your business. When you are approved as an IGFA Captain, you will be seen:


By more than 13,000 users who have downloaded our app, IGFA Mobile, for Apple and Android devices. All your business, contact, and location details can be found anywhere with wifi access.

By 35,000 visitors a month (and 420,000 annual visitors) on our website. Your listing on our interactive map allows users to find and read details about your business, visit your webpage, and more.

2014 IGFA World Record Game Fishes book
In 25,000 of the circulation of quarterly International Angler and annual IGFA World Record Game Fishes publications - now available to even more readers online and on mobile devices.

Join Today
You can learn more about the IGFA Captain program by clicking here. But if you’re ready to get started, join today by contacting Darlene Daniel, IGFA Captain/Guide Associate, at or 954-927-2628.