2023 IGFA Tommy Gifford Award Recipient, Karl Anderson

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has announced the recipients of the 2023 Tommy Gifford Awards, and Captain Karl Anderson is one of the honorees! The Tommy Gifford Awards are given out annually to “captains, guides, and crewmembers who have exhibited remarkable achievements in sport fishing.”

Captain Karl Anderson held his first paid mates’ job at age 13 and has since risen to become a globally-known figure in the world of big game fishing. Having fished the world over from Key West to Australia to Nova Scotia and beyond, he captains and manages several custom sportfishing yachts to some of the world’s finest sportfishing destinations, with thousands of billfish and tuna releases to his credit. Beyond his remarkable work as captain, Anderson is also an accomplished journalist whose writing, photography, and video work have permeated a sweeping list of industry publications and resulted in many national awards. Anderson also serves as an International Representative for the IGFA and chairs the Rules and Recognition Committee of the IGFA’s North American Regional Council.

Among Karl’s journalism, he has taken the time and effort to seatrial multiple Release Boatworks splashes to write thoroughly descriptive reviews of our boats in Marlin Magazine. We applaud Karl Anderson for his accomplishments and wish him continued success in the future!

Alongside Karl Anderson accepting a Tommy Gifford Award this year are Ray Rosher, Brad Simonds, Paul Spencer, and Gene Vander Hoek. For more information about the Tommy Gifford Awards, visit the IGFA website.

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