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World Records for September 2020

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The IGFA has reached thousands of children with its Fishing Summer Camp and some have chosen careers in the industry or on the water. We are proud to introduce some of the past campers who attended IGFA’s Fishing Summer Camps, and invite you to support our youth education efforts by making a contribution to the IGFA Youth Education Appeal today ➡️ bit.ly/3kEzwBX.

🐟 Name: Jonathan Howard

⏱ First year at IGFA’s Summer Camp: 2007

📁 Where is he now?
Jonathan is going to college at Great Lakes Maritime Academy in the Deck Officer Program and works as a Dive Master and Lifeguard. He is also currently employed with the IGFA as a part-time angling educator. Jonathan still goes fishing in both fresh and saltwater, but has added diving, spearfishing, and lobstering to his repertoire.
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Ms. Sophie Karwa’s incredible 37.08-kilogram (81-pound, 12-ounce) Atlantic cod that set the IGFA Women’s 37-kg (80-lb) Line Class World Record 🏆 back on September 24, 1970. On that day, Sophie set off from the coast of Massachusetts in search of some big cod. Equipped with a Glass boat rod and a Penn #66 reel spooled up with 50 lb Ashaway mono, she dropped down a clam and hooked into the monster cod. After a 25-minute fight she was able to haul the catch aboard and bring it back to shore for a certified weight. Sophie’s line had over-tested into the 80-pound category, but luckily for her, the catch was still heavy enough for the Women’s 37-kg (80-lb) Line Class World Record, a record that still stands today! #fishIGFA #TBT ... See MoreSee Less

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Today, we travel to the Maldives where the “Deep Water Fishes of The Maldivian Islands” collection was featured in 1973. Several popular saltwater game fish are present in this collection including the bluefin tuna, narrowbarred mackerel, and dolphinfish.

Check out IGFA’s Game Fish Database to view more details about these fish and learn about others! ➡️ igfa.org/game-fish-database/.
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