Josh Brown, Andy Novak, Jason 'Tiny’ Walcott, Bouncer Smith and others to teach @ IGFA

IGFA to host eleven classes in its School of Sportfishing

DANIA BEACH, Fla. -- Limited to a maximum of 24 anglers per class, the IGFA will be offering 11 hands-on instructional lessons on offshore and inshore species, topics and techniques at its new School of Sportfishing classes starting back up October 2nd at the International Fishing Hall of Fame's Learning Center, in Dania Beach, Fla.

The eleven classes, each three hours in length, include conquering sailfish, sword fishing, dolphin and wahoo secrets, trolling artificial baits, urban fishing around canals and bridges, kite fishing techniques, and back country fishing. Each class, which runs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., is taught by a recognized expert angler with the assistance of Capt. Tony DiGiulian, owner of Saltwater Professional Consulting.

The dates, topics and instructors are:

October 2nd 'Dolphin and Wahoo Secrets,' with Capt. Tony DiGiulian of Saltwater Professional Consulting
October 9th 'Learning to Kite Fish,' with South Florida veteran Capt. Bouncer Smith
October 16th 'The Basics of Rigging and Trolling Artificial Lures,' with Capt. Josh Brown from LMR Tackle
October 23rd 'Back Country Fishing: Mangroves and Flats,' with Capt. Andy Novak from LMR Tackle
October 30th 'All About Live Bait,' with Capt. Josh Brown
November 6th 'Fishing Center Consoles on the Edge,' with Capt. Bouncer Smith
November 13th 'Urban Fishing: Inshore Ft. Lauderdale,' with Capt. Josh Brown
November 20th 'Advanced Big Game Trolling Techniques,' with Capt. Jason 'Tiny' Walcott
December 4th 'Conquering Sailfish,' with Capt. Jason 'Tiny' Walcott
December 11th 'Successful Swordfishing,' with Capt. Drew Kettlehut
December 18th 'Working with Dead Bait,' with Capt. Tony DiGiulian

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100 per class for members and $150 per class for nonmembers and the fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials, and any tackle handed our during class relevant to each topic.

If you have any questions or want additional information, please contact David Matagiese at 954-924-4247 or via email: To register, please contact Veronica Woods at 954-924-4309 or via email: