TIFT Dock Crew

Texas International Fishing Tournament Sponsorship Package


For more than 75 years the Texas International Fishing Tournament has taken pride in creating an atmosphere of friendly fishing competition and wholesome family fun. The 79th annual five day event, scheduled for Aug. 1 – 5, 2018, offers fishing divisions that include bay, offshore and tarpon. TIFT is open to anglers of all ages and is the largest saltwater fishing tournament in Texas.

With a total registration of 1143 anglers and 421 boats, the 78th saw an increase over last year’s registration numbers.  And the action wasn’t just in the offshore division as species ranging from snook, redfish, trout, drum and the popular piggy perch made their way dockside to the weigh ins on Friday and Saturday.

TIFT anglers represent an extremely desirable market group. Most are residents of the Rio Grande Valley with disposable income and a genuine enjoyment of outdoor activities. During their five day stay in the Port Isabel – South Padre Island area, they have a direct spending effect in excess of $1.5 million — not including tournament expenses. In addition to the actual number of TIFT registrants, thousands of spectators will also turn out to view weigh-in activities during the two days of actual fishing.

Originally instituted to promote the Rio Grande Valley as a whole, TIFT has become a family tradition that exemplifies the best the Valley has to offer. With registration participation increasing annually, and over $100,000 in scholarships awarded, it is our sincere intent to continue improving and growing our event through the help of corporate sponsors and businesses such as yours. If you’d like to be a part of one of Texas’ oldest and most established fishing tournaments, join in the TIFT tradition today. Bring your message to the more than 1,500 registrants expected at the 79th Texas International Fishing Tournament and don’t miss the action.

For more information, please contact Kristi Collier at (956) 943-8438 or email info@tift.org.

Download the 2018 Sponsorship Package.