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Save the Date! The Inaugural IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open

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New Products October 2020

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Big Macks: Eleven monster mackerel from the IGFA World Record vault

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World Records for October 2020

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

Slam & Trophy Clubs October 2020

Newly Approved Slam & Trophy Fish Clubs To see all […]

The 2020 IGFA Permit Invitational

The 2020 IGFA Permit Invitational  Recap of the Inaugural Event […]

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This just in‼️ Mitsuru Ichikawa recently caught this incredible 20.7-kilogram (45-pound, 10-ounce) gras carp to potentially set the new IGFA Men’s 1-kg (2 lb) Line Class World Record. Mitsuru was fishing with bread in Motoarakawa, Japan 🇯🇵 and landed this fish after an incredible 3-hour, 42-minute fight! This catch is a true testament of the angler’s patience and skill in fighting a fish! Congratulations, Mitsuru, on an incredible catch. #fishIGFA ... See MoreSee Less

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Recreational fishing continues to gain popularity as more individuals and families are getting outside. According to a recent study from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, more than 3 million licenses have been purchased over last year’s numbers year-to-date and 20% of those are from first time anglers or anglers who have not fished in the last 5 years. 🎣

The IGFA’s Intro to Fishing course has seen similar trends where 79% of students are 17 years or older, and they are the anglers who are purchasing fishing licenses. Beginner anglers have also tuned in to learn making up almost 12% of all students.

One beginner, female angler who completed the course describes her experience, “I thought this was a great intro course. I want to start fishing and didn't know where to start and found this course online. It was great for a beginner!” 🙌🏼

The IGFA encourages anglers, no matter age or experience levels, to continue learning and get out on the water recreating responsibly. 🐟 Learn more about the IGFA's Intro to Fishing Online Course at ➡️ learn-to-fish.igfa.org/courses/intro-to-fishing.

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We are going way back to November 19, 1958 when Ms. Joan Dull caught this amazing 23.36-kilogram (51-pound, 8-ounce) red drum to set the IGFA Women’s 6-kg (12 lb) Line Class World Record 🏆. Joan was surf fishing with cut mullet in Cape Point, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and landed her record drum after a 20-minute fight. Her first and only IGFA World Record measured in at 50.25” in length with a 29” girth. Comment below ⤵️ if you think you know that old school rod and reel combo! #fishIGFA ... See MoreSee Less

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