The Inaugral IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame recognized extraordinary achievements in recreational fishing around the world by anglers, captains, scientists, conservationists, writers, or fishing industry leaders. This first class, honoring 29 of the sport’s luminaries, was inducted in 1998. Since then, many additional fishing greats have been welcomed to the Hall at the annual induction ceremony each year. Along with the biographical video produced by the IGFA, each Hall of Fame member is honored with a plaque in the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri. Additional information, documents, and photographs of Hall of Fame members may be found in the E. K. Harry Library of Fishes located at IGFA Headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida.