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Lure and Hook Size Selection

Peter Pakula’s Tips on Lure and Hook Size Peter Pakula of Pakula Lures and partner […]

IGFA Rules: Heavy Tackle Leaders

Leader Length and Material for Line Classes Over 10 kilograms (20 pound) Captain Fly Navarro […]

Holiday Gift Guide

The IGFA Holiday Gift Guide for inshore, offshore, and just about any other shore.  We […]

Teaching Florida’s Youth to Fish Responsibly and Ethically

Teaching Florida’s Youth to Fish Responsibly and Ethically Over the past decade, the IGFA has […]

Newly Approved IGFA World Records for November 2019

Here are the newly approved records for November 2019.  The November 2019 records are a […]

Giants on the Great Barrier Reef

Giants on the Great Barrier Reef Article and Photography by Kelly Dalling Fallon ( During […]

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Looking ahead the focus of the IGFA is to strengthen and expand IGFA’s global network, establish International Game Fish Angling Day (IGFA Day) on June 7, 2019, teach 100,000 kids to fish, launch three major signature research initiatives – two of them focused on fresh water science and re-establish the IGFA as a leader in recreational angling competitions.

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6 hours ago


Throwing it back to 2011!
Eight years ago today, junior angler Lalie Tronel-Peyroz was fishing on the St. Lawrence River, in Canada when she set the IGFA Female Junior World Record with this massive 18.63-kilogram (41-pound, 1-ounce) muskellunge. She was trolling a Depth Raider lure and landed the fish in a mere 15-minutes. The record muskie measured in at 54” in length and 24.5” in circumference.
Congratulations, Lalie, on this long-standing record! 🏆
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Great news! Yesterday the Pacific Fishery Management Council voted not to consider establishing a west coast longline fishery outside of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.

Huge shoutout to IGFA Trustees Bob Kurz, Chase Offield, and Bill Shedd, as well as our partners at Wild Oceans The American Sportfishing Association, AFTCO, and Coastal Conservation Association of California for providing testimony at the week’s meeting.
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