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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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Wowza! 😮Russell Webb just caught the fish of a lifetime on a recent trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. While looking for a grouper for dinner, he hooked into this massive cubera snapper that measured over 60" in length. He caught the fish using live bonita on a Penn Senator reel with a 60-pound monofilament line. 😮

Unfortunately, Russell hasn't received an official weight, but in no way does this take negate from an incredible accomplishment.

If you have a fantastic catch you would like to be recognized, apply for an IGFA Outstanding Catch Certificate:
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“Our program instills an appreciation for California’s natural resources by creating the next generation of sportfishing and outdoor enthusiasts. We began by taking underprivileged kids from our local community out fishing.

Most kids in our program live within 10 miles of the beach and have never fished. As a kid who grew up in foster care, I wanted to make sure we emphasized partnering with similar local organizations to get these underprivileged kids fishing. Partners such as IGFA help to make all this possible.” - Kevin Brannon, Founder of Reel Guppy Outdoors
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