Vintage Video: The Philosophy of Catch-and-Release

It may hard to believe, but there was a time when releasing your catch was considered foolish. This vintage video of IGFA Hall of Famer A.J. McClane is one of the many videos in the IGFA’s vault that clearly shows the promotion of catch-and-release fishing. McClane was fishing’s Renaissance man, his talent flashing like a muskie spoon. He walked past the boundaries of fishing, a leader into the unknown, inventing as he went. Writer, fly-tier, artist, photographer, explorer no one in angling history was ever wiser, more resourceful, or more visionary.

Check back later for another amazing vintage video from the IGFA’s E. K. Harry Library of Fishes, the world’s most extensive angling related library, built to preserve the history of our sport. Your membership to the IGFA helps to support our mission conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices, through science, education, rule making, record keeping and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling.

Vintage catch-and-release fishing from the IGFA Archives

When do you think the philosophy of catch-and-release came about? It may hard to believe, but there was a time when releasing your catch was considered foolish. This vintage video of IGFA Hall of Famer A.J. McClane is one of the first videos in the IGFA’s vault that clearly shows the promotion of catch-and-release fishing. Check back later for another amazing vintage video from the IGFA's E. K. Harry Library of Fishes, the world largest angling related library, built to preserve the history of our sport. Your membership to the IGFA helps to support our mission to promote the conservation of game fish, responsible angling practices and preserving the history of our sport. Visit https://igfa.org/Memberships.aspx.#joinIGFA #fishIGFA #IGFA Costa Sunglasses #largemouth #vintage

Posted by IGFA on Sunday, August 14, 2016