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14 hours ago

Where in the world are IGFA Passports to Fishing kits? 🌎🌍🌏📍 Location: Mexico! 🇲🇽 🎣Instructors: Conservation: Bosco Barbachano, Fishing tackle: IGFA Trustee Nassim Joaquin, Environment and Knot Tying: Laurie Marin Foucher, and Casting: Eduardo Morales🐟 Event Details: Kids ages 3 to 16 years learned the different station materials and fished from shore. They caught snappers, grunts, and even a needlefish! This was a great first event hosted in Cozumel Island, Mexico on March 5, 2023. 🏆 Number of Participants: 21!Congratulations on a successful first event! The smiles say it all! To all the members of our international network, thank you for your tireless efforts to introduce children to our beloved sport! 🙌 The IGFA Passports to Fishing program, supported by Guy Harvey Foundation, Fish Florida, and Mercury Marine, is a global angling education program for youth and beginner anglers with product support from Bass Pro Shops, Rapala, Plano Fishing, danco pliers and Zebco. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

On July 2, 1961, Leo Barboza set the IGFA Men’s 10-kg (20 lb) Line Class World Record with this massive 52.16-kilogram (115-pound) wahoo. Leo was fishing with live scad off the South Shore of Bermuda and landed this record catch after a 23-minute fight. This incredible record was landed without a steel leader and has stood the test of time! ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet Francesca LaMonte, the inspiring ichthyologist who broke barriers in the male-dominated field of sport fish biology and earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading experts on billfish and tuna. In the mid-1930s, she was one of the first scientists to study fresh, whole specimens of large saltwater game fish. Utilizing this unprecedented field work, LaMonte published a series of definitive works on the world’s saltwater and freshwater game fish species. She played a key role in founding the IGFA and served as the organization’s first-ever secretary for 39 years. Her years of research were referenced countless times including by writer Ernest Hemingway, whom LaMonte was informally referred to as a “fish authority.” LaMonte's pioneering marine research and literary works were crucial in advancing efforts to salvage marine habitats and preserve saltwater big game species. Without her work, our oceans might look vastly different today. This Women's History Month, we’re celebrating Francesca LaMonte’s unforgettable legacy. Her dedication to understanding and protecting fish populations has made her a trailblazer in the field and an inspiration to women in science everywhere.Learn more about her incredible work here: igfa.org/history-francesca-lamonte/ ... See MoreSee Less
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