Iain J. NicolsonLuanda, Angola
After studying microbiology and genetics at England's Liverpool University, Iain Nicolson returned to Angola and spent 25 years operating his family business. His main passion is billfishing and competing in billfish tournaments, but he also really enjoys fishing for giant African threadfin and tarpon. Nicolson works to ensure that correctly-certified scales are always available in Luanda and Lobito, Angola. Working with The Billfish Foundation and IGFA, Nicolson has converted the billfishery from all-kill to 99 percent catch-and-release. Recently he and his brother Cam started Game Fishing Angola-- a charter business catering to traveling fishermen.
Bruno E. TubandLibreville, Gabon
Bruno Tuband has fished all over the globe; among his favorite destinations are Mexico, Panama, Madagascar and Guinea-Bissau. A former IGFA world record holder, he is a promoter of catch-and-release practices and often educates fellow anglers on ethical fishing practices and the importance of sustainable fishing. As a Representative he wants to help educate anglers in Gabon about IGFA's international angling rules and help promote fisheries conservation.
Andrew J. NightingaleNjoro, Kenja
Avid fisherman Andrew Nightingale embarks on numerous treacherous safaris to beautiful parts of the Kenyan and Ugandan wilderness to discover new places to fish. He is very knowledgeable on IGFA rules and regulations and a strong proponent of catch-and-release. He has spent years educating others on the fundamentals of fishing-- including rods, rigs and tackle, handling, weighing and safe release of live healthy fish. Nightingale has been instrumental in IGFA's work to identify and catalogue the diverse species of freshwater fish in Africa.
Frederic CamoinRiviere Noire-Mauritius
Frederic is the operator of the No Limit, a big game fishing charter in Mauritius. Frederic who started fishing at the young age of 2, has competed in multiple fishing tournaments around the world and in 2011 was selected the top angler for the World Billfish Series (WBS) for the Pacific division. A member of the Le Morne Anglers Club, Frederic is a member of the Club's tournament organizing committee. As an IGFA Representative Frederic hopes to introduce the IGFA to local anglers and promote ethical angling practices. Frederic also plans to start educational programs for children in Mauritius, to teach future generations about the importance of conservation.
Erwin BursikDurban, South Africa
John M. PledgerRandburg, South Africa
Jason AlexiouDar es Salaam, Tanzania
Jason Alexiou has been lucky to turn his passion into a career by working in various charter operations along the Tanzanian coast. He serves as an officer of the Dar es Salaam Yacht Club, one of the biggest fishing/yacht clubs in Tanzania. An avid angler and conservationist, he has worked with the Ministry of Fisheries on issues of illegal fishing. He currently holds two IGFA world records.