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Lure and Hook Size Selection

Peter Pakula’s Tips on Lure and Hook Size Peter Pakula of Pakula Lures and partner […]

IGFA Rules: Heavy Tackle Leaders

Leader Length and Material for Line Classes Over 10 kilograms (20 pound) Captain Fly Navarro […]

Holiday Gift Guide

The IGFA Holiday Gift Guide for inshore, offshore, and just about any other shore.  We […]

Teaching Florida’s Youth to Fish Responsibly and Ethically

Teaching Florida’s Youth to Fish Responsibly and Ethically Over the past decade, the IGFA has […]

Newly Approved IGFA World Records for November 2019

Here are the newly approved records for November 2019.  The November 2019 records are a […]

Giants on the Great Barrier Reef

Giants on the Great Barrier Reef Article and Photography by Kelly Dalling Fallon ( During […]

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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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🎇IGFA Representative,Meredith McCord, recently submitted this impressive 20.16-kilogram (44-pound, 7-ounce) alligator gar, potentially setting the new IGFA Women's 3-kg (6 lb) Tippet Class World Record. 🎇

Although she'd been fly fishing for redfish in the marshes of Port Sulphur, Louisiana, she decided to throw her fly at the gar when she spotted it. Sure enough, the gar took the tan shrimp fly. Meredith landed the fish after a 15-minute fight. The gar is just one of 6 records submitted from her past couple of fishing trips. Congrats, Meredith McCord 🐊🐟

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2 days ago


We're throwing it back to the year when Bad Day by Daniel Powter was the number one song in the US. But you know had a very Good Day that year? Australian angler, Cloe Albert. That's the year she hooked this imposing 33.8-kilogram (74-pound, 8-ounce) narrowbarred mackerel, setting the IGFA Women's 10-kg (20 lb) Line Class World Record. She was trolling off Cairns and the toothy fish put up a 21-minute fight before she was able to haul it aboard the Trebla.

Congratulations, Cloe, on an excellent record that still stands today.

If it wasn't obvious, this was in 2006.

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3 days ago


Ten-year-old angler and member of the Girls Kick Bass fishing team, Aubrey Warburton, recently caught this incredible 9.19-kilogram (20-pounds, 4-ounce) bluefish on the east side of Nantucket. Not only did she catch the largest bluefish in the 74th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, but she also won a brand new Subaru Impreza (youngest to win it in derby history).

As if this day couldn’t get any better, Aubrey may have potentially set the new IGFA Female-Smallfry World Record bluefish. The fish struck a Rapala X-rap lure that was being trolled, and she reeled in the catch after an epic 10-minute battle. Congratulations, Aubrey!

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