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Changes to IGFA World Record Requirements

Changes to IGFA World Record Requirements The IGFA recently announced […]

World Records for December 2021

Newly Approved IGFA World Records To see all newly approved […]

IGFA California Representative Steve Wozniak

IGFA California Representative Steve Wozniak   Steve Wozniak is an […]

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12 hours ago

Ikuko Sakagawa was fishing Tokyo Bay, Japan 🇯🇵, on November 19th, 2021, when she landed this 4.02-kilogram (8-pound, 13-ounce) Japanese seabass. With this fish Ikuko can potentially set the IGFA Women’s 6-kg (12-lb) Tippet Class World Record for the species. She was using a hand tied streamer when this seabass struck and was able to land the fish after a quick 3-minute fight. This record is currently pending and under review. ... See MoreSee Less
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15 hours ago

Today we are excited to feature Captain Peter Bristow, an IGFA Captain since the inception of the program over 20 years ago. Captain Bristow’s game fishing experience began in the Brisbane area of Australia 65 years ago. He moved to Cairns in the late 60’s and built the Avalon, targeting world record black marlin. He moved the Avalon to Micronesia in 1992, then relocated to Madeira where he built the Katherine B, and fished for record size Atlantic blue marlin. He also earned records along the way for cobia, sailfish, Spanish mackerel and others. Captain Bristow won the Bimini Tuna Tournament in 1972 and in 2019, Captain Peter Bristow was honored with the very prestigious award given to very respected Captains and Mates, the IGFA Tommy Gifford Award. Learn more at ➡️ www.fishmadeira.com/. ... See MoreSee Less
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23 hours ago

Last week, a letter was sent to Janet Coit, NOAA Fisheries Service Administrator, on behalf of many recreational fishing and boating organizations, including IGFA, and over 6,000 anglers who signed the Save the Mahi petition requesting the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) put more protective measures in place in the dolphin fishery. If you have noticed the decline in gaffer mahi like we have, there is still time for you to provide NOAA with your input. Public comments will be accepted until February 22nd, 2022 at ➡️ bit.ly/3KpDYSK. ... See MoreSee Less
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