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Young Anglers to Watch

Young Anglers to Watch: Keep an eye on this class. These young anglers are raking […]

IGFA Representative Bruce Holder

IGFA Representative Profile: Bruce Holder

IGFA Representative Bruce Holder Growing up on a Caribbean island means growing up fishing. IGFA […]

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Fifteen Fishing Firsts

Fifteen Fishing Firsts The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has been around for 80 years. […]

IGFA Teaches Kids to Fish on Six Continents

IGFA Teaches Kids to Fish on Six Continents

The IGFA has a reason to celebrate!  Goal: 100,000 kids. Six Continents.  The IGFA developed [...]



The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will exhibit at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat […]

New Products for October

New products for October are ideal for inshore, offshore, and just about any other shore.  […]

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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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Too cool not to share: Jamie Fullana, IGFA Representative and newly appointed council member, just released his 4,000 billfish. Now that's catch and release!

From his son, Jamie T Fullana: Tiempo, paciencia y perseverancia. Felicidades en otro logro más, Papapa. #4000Club (Time, patience and perseverance. Congratulations on another achievement, Dad.)

Congratulations, Jamie!

#fishIGFA #CatchAndRelease

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2 days ago


Carp game strong! Mitsuru Ichikawa submitted two grass carp catches as potential IGFA World Records in the Men’s 10 & 15-kg (20 & 30 lb) Line Classes. The first weighed 26.20-kilograms (57- pounds, 13-ounces) and was caught on bread, yes: 🍞.

The second weighed 20-kilograms (44-pounds, 2-ounces) and was caught using reed.

Mitsuru, who we will now refer to only as The Carp Master, caught these two in Saitama, Japan. @JGA

#carpmaster #fishigfa #joinigfa

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Trout Unlimited filed a lawsuit yesterday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its recent decision to withdraw protections for the Bristol Bay region of Alaska. Called the Bristol Bay Proposed Determination, the protections would have limited the scope and scale of impacts from the proposed Pebble Mine to the world-class salmon, trout and water resources of the region.

“Billions of dollars have been spent in an attempt to restore salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest. Meanwhile, Bristol Bay sets records for its salmon returns year after year. All we need to do is have the humility and common-sense to leave this landscape alone,” said Chris Wood, president, and CEO of Trout Unlimited. “Sacrificing a place such as Bristol Bay for some gold is a short-sighted fool’s errand. We are not a litigious organization, but we and millions of other sportsmen and women will not allow greed to compromise the most important salmon fishery on the planet.”


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