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IGFA Helps Establish First Recreational Angling Regulations in Colombia

IGFA Helps Establish First Recreational Angling Regulations in Colombia Several […]

IGFA Great Marlin Race Update for May, 2021

The IGFA Great Marlin Race in Full Swing The IGFA […]

World Records for May 2021

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

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15 hours ago

Today we are excited to feature Captain Matthias Henningsen, an IGFA Captain for three years. Captain Matthias feels he is fortunate to live and fish in some of the best game fishing areas on the globe. He and Atlantic Fishing Charter have been fishing the last 20 years in Cape Verde, Ascension Island and the Canary Islands. Their prime target is blue marlin. He has released over 1,200 blue marlin so far, weighed four blues over 1,000 pounds, and released more than 250 blue marlin over 500 pounds! Captain Matthias operates three boats in Cape Verde and two boats on Ascension Island. They specialize in bait and switch, and catching huge blue marlin. Learn more at atlanticfishingcharter.com/. ... See MoreSee Less
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21 hours ago

The largemouth bass very closely resembles the smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) and other species of the genus Micropterus (i.e., spotted bass, redeye bass, etc.). Together these fishes form a group that is referred to as the black basses. Use this species ID chart to help correctly identify the bass you land on your next trip to the lake. #fishIGFA ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Last week, for National Fishing and Boating Week 2021, NOAA Fisheries Service released a series of informational video and articles related to their work on recreational fisheries. Check out a video for guidance on recreational fishing interactions with marine mammals in Alaska, an update on habitat conservation work, and an infographic on how NOAA uses for-hire data in science and fishery management on the website ➡️ bit.ly/3gvlXW9. ... See MoreSee Less
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