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February 03, 2010

IGFA announces Observer Training class February 13

The course includes species identification, IGFA saltwater fishing rules and tackle regulations and requirements, safety at sea and boating etiquette...

The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum will conduct the next IGFA Observer Training class on Saturday, February 13 at 9 a.m.  The class instructs experienced anglers, boat captains and crew members in the rudiments of tournament fishing and the knowledge required to act as impartial observers aboard contestant boats in fishing tournaments held around the world

The course includes species identification, IGFA saltwater fishing rules and tackle regulations and requirements, safety at sea and boating etiquette. The IGFA OTC applications are available at the IGFA website /files/pdf/201105/COP_Application2008.pdf. Pre-registration is required and there is a $150 fee - which covers the training class, course materials, and a one-year membership in the IGFA.

Contact IGFA Conservation Director Jason Schratwieser at 954-924-4320 or email: jschratwieser@igfa.org for additional information.

The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum is located at 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach Fla.,  accessed from the Griffin Road exit off I-95.