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Kathryn Vallilee, who currently holds both the IGFA Women’s 2-kg (4-lb) and 3-kg (6-lb) Tippet Class World Records for permit, set the IGFA Women’s 4-kg (8-lb) Tippet Class World Record as well with this impressive 12.02-kilogram (26-pound, 8-ounce) permit landed on August 31, 2022. Kathryn was fishing the flats off Key West, Florida, USA, with IGFA Captain Brandon Cyr when this permit fell for a shrimp-pattern fly. After a 20-minute fight, Kathryn landed the fish and quickly documented the catch before releasing the fish. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we celebrate a landmark conservation decision from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. After two decades of fighting, the toxic threat of Pebble Mine is lifted from the #BristolBay watershed. Protecting some of the world’s most prolific salmon runs and the biodiversity that depends on these pristine waters.“The IGFA applauds the EPA for issuing the Clean Water Act veto. Ending the threat to Bristol Bay posed by the Pebble Mine will ensure this treasured location’s fisheries and communities will persist for future generations.” IGFA President Jason Schratwieser. ... See MoreSee Less
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Last week we asked you to comment on how many species of billfish exist. Based on genetic evidence, there are NINE species of istiophorid billfish. Swordfish are not istiophorid billfish so are not included. 1. Sailfish (no longer considered two separate species in Atlantic and Pacific)2. Blue Marlin (global species)3. Black Marlin4. Striped Marlin5. White Marlin6. Longbill Spearfish7. Shortbill Spearfish8. Roundscale Spearfish9. Mediterranean Spearfish📸: Pat Ford and Sportfish Gallery ... See MoreSee Less
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