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IGFA Announces IGFA SoCal Swordfish Open

IGFA Announces the 2024 SoCal Swordfish Open Exciting two-day tournament […]

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10 hours ago

Happy Call to Earth Day! 🌍🎣Call to Earth Day reminds us of the vital role we, as anglers, play in maintaining the health of our aquatic resources.As guardians of the water, anglers worldwide have a unique connection to nature, understanding the balance needed for thriving habitats.This Call to Earth Day, we urge you to deepen that connection. Take a step to clean up and protect our waters. Whether it's your local lake, a beloved beach, or your favorite fishing spot, every piece of debris removed makes a difference!Share your efforts by tagging your cleanup photos with @theigfa. Your actions could inspire others, and you might even be featured on our page!Take a look at the incredible impact already being made around the world, including the Pago Pago Game Fishing Association in American Samoa, the Kona Big Game Fishing Club in Japan, and right here at the IGFA Headquarters in Florida. Together, we’ll keep game fish habitats thriving for the anglers of today and tomorrow. #CallToEarthDay ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

This iconic picture of Bill Rhoades and his IGFA Men’s 8-kg (16 lb) Tippet Class World Record catch was taken 36 years ago this month. On November 13, 1987 Bill was fly fishing the Trask River, Oregon, and landed the record Chinook salmon in 35 minutes after it struck a double egg pattern fly. His record catch weighed in at 28.57-kilograms (63-pounds) and still stands to this day. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

A breakthrough scientific research article has recently been published in the journal PNAS, co-authored by IGFA President Jason Schratwieser. The paper, entitled, “Linking vertical movements of large pelagic predators with distributional patterns of biomass in the open ocean” explores diving behavior of predators from satellite tagging studies, such as the IGFA Great Marlin Race, and prey distribution in the deep ocean of the North Atlantic. The study found the deep ocean is critical habitat for a number of species including sharks, tunas, and billfish, and suggests this habitat may provide previously unrecognized ecosystem services to a suite of commercially and ecologically important predator species.The full article has been published here: bit.ly/3su1YA7 ... See MoreSee Less
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