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IGMR Winners

In the IGFA Great Marlin Race, the satellite tag that travels the farthest from its point of deployment wins the race for that event. The tag that travels farthest of all in a given race year is crowned the overall winner for the year, and the tag sponsor(s) will receive airfare and a ticket to be recognized at the annual IGFA International Auction and Banquet in Dania Beach, Florida, USA the following January. The overall IGMR winner is announced on October 1st. Become a winner by sponsoring a tag!

 

2016-2017 WINNER

For the first time, A striped marlin wins the IGFA Great Marlin Race! Congratulatoins to Dana Angling Club for their fish that swam 1,397 nautical miles (nm) in 216 days! Read the full store here

2015-2016 WINNER

Once again, a tag sponsored by Peter Teakle swam the longest distance of the race year and the third longest distance in IGMR history

2014-2015 WINNER

A tag sponsored by The Bertarelli Foundation swam the longest distance of the race year and the longest distance in IGMR history Read the full story here.

2013-2014 WINNER

A tag sponsored by Marty and Mitchell Firestein during the Kona, USA 2013 IGMR Race traveled 2,883 nm and made them the 2013-2014 IGMR winners. Read the full story here.

2012-2013 WINNER

A tag sponsored by Peter Teakle during the Lizard Island, Australia 2012 IGMR Race traveled 2,577 nm and made him the 2012-2013 IGMR winner. Read the full story here.

2011-2012 WINNER

The 2012 IGMR title was awarded to Trevor Somny, Bruce McKee, and Bill Crawford for a tag they sponsored during the San Juan, Puerto Rico 2011 IGMR Race that traveled 4,776 nm.

IGMR Event Winners
Sponsor Distance Fish IGMR Tagging Event

Trevor Somny, Bruce McKee, Bill Crawford

4,776 nm

260 kg (575 lb) blue marlin

San Juan, Puerto Rico 2011 IGMR Race

Wayne Ritchie, Ivan Hartley
(Ritchie Auto, A Ford Motor Dealer)

1,018 nm

150 kg (330 lb) blue marlin

Richard's Bay, South Africa 2012 IGMR Race

Bjorn Farley

1,035 nm

100 kg (220 lb) blue marlin

Exmouth, Australia 2012 IGMR Race

Jose Luis Bestegui

550 nm

227 kg (500 lb) blue marlin

Canary Islands, Spain 2012 2013 Race

Michel Marchandise

1,222 nm

227 kg (500 lb) blue marlin

Madeira, Portugal 2012 IGMR Race

STAR Electrical Pty Ltd

1,743 nm

82 kg (180 lb) blue marlin

Kona, USA 2012 IGMR Race

Pepe Anton

1,162 nm

91 kg (200 lb) blue marlin

San Juan, Puerto Rico 2012 IGMR Race

Peter Teakle

2,577 nm

360 kg (794 lb) black marlin

Lizard Island, Australia 2012 IGMR Race

Fishing Federation of Guatemala and Club Nautico

859 nm

29 kg (65 lb) sailfish

Puerto San Jose, Guatemala 2013 Race

Trent Knappick

578 nm

160 kg (353 lb) blue marlin

Gold Coast, Australia 2013 IGMR Race

Fouad Sahiaoui

1,412 nm

32 kg (70 lb) white marlin

Mohammedia, Morocco 2013 IGMR Race

Marty and Mitchell Firestein

2,883 nm

113 kg (250 lb) blue marlin

Kona, USA 2013 IGMR Race

Ernesto Bertarelli

1,244 nm

181 kg (400 lb) black marlin

Lizard Island, Australia 2013 Race

Dan Lewis

1,544 nm

113 kg (250 lb) blue marlin

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 2013 IGMR Race

African Billfish Foundation

1,108 nm 80 kg (176 lb) black marlin Watamu, Kenya 2013 IGMR Race

Dan Lewis

1,544 nm

113 kg (250 lb) blue marlin

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 2013 IGMR Race

Packy Offield

520 nm 82 kg (180 lb) blue marlin Los Suenos, Costa Rica 2013 IGMR Race

Jim Jensen

2,469 nm

45 kg (100 lb) blue marlin

Abaco Islands, Bahamas 2014 IGMR Race

Chuck Wigzell

2,659 nm 170 kg (375 lb) blue marlin Kona, USA 2014 IGMR Race

Ken Corday

2,665 nm

45 kg (100 lb) blue marlin

TART Kona, USA 2014 IGMR Race

Carlos Pellas

103 nm 41 kg (90 lb) sailfish Chinandega, Nicaragua 2014 IGMR Race

Team Andreya-Balboa Angling Club

1,176 nm

54 kg (120 lb) striped marlin

Balboa, USA  2014 IGMR Race

The Bertarelli Foundation

5,716 nm 499 kg (1,100 lb) black marlin Lizard Island, Australia 2014 IGMR Race

Bisbee's Fish & Widlife Conservation Fund

1,335 nm

240 kg (529 lb) black marlin

Victoria, Seychelles 2014 IGMR Race

Packy Offield

1,240 nm 20 kg (45 lb) striped marlin Offield Kona, USA 2015 IGMR Race