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The 81st Annual T.I.F.T. has been Cancelled

South Padre Island, Texas - The sparkling waters off South Padre Island and Port Isabel, Texas have served as the beautiful backdrop to Texas’ largest fishing tournament for more than 80 years. The 81st T.I.F.T., was scheduled to take place the first weekend in August 2020.

The T.I.F.T. Executive Board did not come to this decision lightly, recognizing how generations of families and anglers look forward to the event each summer with great anticipation. Not to mention the hundreds of spectators who gather to watch the two-day weigh-in event.

Registration had already begun for the tournament that draws hundreds of entrants and thousands of visitors to South Padre Island and Port Isabel. For information on registration refunds please email Kristi Collier at info@tift.org.

T.I.F.T. is non-profit organization which awards scholarships each year to student volunteers. Twenty-two academic scholarships, in addition to the Mike Baldree Memorial Scholarship, were awarded to local students in 2020.

The history of the Texas International Fishing Tournament dates back to 1933 when Doc J.A. Hockaday designed the tournament to showcase the amazing fishing opportunities the Rio Grande Valley has to offer. T.I.F.T.’s mission continues to be to provide a quality, family-oriented fishing tournament for anglers of all ages.

The tournament’s Executive Board will take this opportunity to plan for the 2021 Texas International Fishing Tournament which will be held July 28 - August 1, 2021.

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