Welcome To The New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club
NOBGFC 2015 Spring Party, Friday, May 1st,
2015 at the New Orleans Country Club
The New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club is a private club whose members share a passion for fishing the waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico in search of the many species of billfish, tuna, wahoo, and dolphin. The NOBGFC prides itself in one of the highest catch and release ratios of similar such clubs, and our efforts over many years have been widely recognized in conservation circles for the collection of very valuable scientific data on many of these highly migratory species, especially regarding blue and white marlin. Our Club members have enjoyed a rich 40 year history of fishing, fun, and friendships and we look forward to many more years of fish tales and fun beyond the waters of South Pass.
Three cheers for Dutch!
At the Invitational Tournament, The Billfish Foundation's Michael Kelly announced that Dutch Prager was named as a Rybovich Lifetime Conservation Award recipient. This is TBF's highest honor and we are extremely proud that one of our founding members and longtime past president has been recognized for his dedication to conservation and sport fishing, but especially for essentially developing our club and others across the Gulf. About 20 of us attended Timau Claverie's Rybovich Award induction this past year and it was a wonderful event. The NOBGFC will be fortunate enough to have two members with this impressive honor.
The Rybovich award, The Billfish Foundation's most prestigious honor, is named in tribute to the late John Rybovich, a pioneer in billfish conservation and a former member of the board. The award recognizes a person who has exhibited a long term, and successful commitment to billfish conservation.
2015 NOBGFC Schedule
- Opening Tournament - May 15 and 16
- 2nd Tournament - May 29 and 30
- New Orleans Invitational Billfish Tournament - June 11, 12 and 13
- Ladies Invitational Tournament - June 26 and 27
- Regular Club Tournament - July 10 and 11
- Grand Isle / Faux Pas - July 24 and 25
- Regular Club Tournament - Aug 7 and 8
- Regular Club Tournament - Aug 21 and 22
- Last Tournament Sept 5 and 6