Royal Slam Clubs

The IGFA’s Royal Slam Clubs honor the outstanding accomplishment of catching a collection of different game fish species within an angler’s lifetime.

A “Royal Slam” is defined by an individual angler catching each of the required species within a category (shown below), per IGFA International Angling Rules. All past and present catches are eligible, provided they are properly documented.

The IGFA now differentiates Slam & Trophy Clubs caught on fly tackle versus those caught on conventional gear. To receive distinction for a Slam caught on fly tackle, all of the species must be caught on fly tackle according to IGFA Rules. Fly and conventional tackle Royal Slam Club members are displayed in the World Record Game Fishes book each year. 

How to Apply: 

  • Download the application.
  • Fill out the application form carefully and have it notarized by an authorized agency or individual.
  • Submit completed application with photos of all catches to:

The IGFA
c/o World Records Coordinator
300 Gulf Stream Way, Third Floor
Dania, FL 33004

For catches made prior to 2012, witness information is sufficient.

IGFA prefers photos of the angler with the fish; however, for conservation purposes, we accept photos of just the fish if provided with adequate witness information. Be sure to take and submit high-quality images, as we may feature your Royal Slam in an issue of the International Angler. 

Bass

Largemouth, rock, smallmouth, striped, spotted, shoal, white, whiterock

Billfish

Atlantic blue marlin, Pacific blue marlin, black marlin, white marlin, striped marlin, Atlantic sailfish, Pacific sailfish, swordfish, any species of spearfish

Inshore

Atlantic bonefish, Pacific bonefish, Atlantic snook, Pacific snook, Atlantic cubera snapper, Pacific cubera snapper, tarpon, permit, snubnose pompano, giant trevally, roosterfish, bluefin trevally, milkfish

Salmon

Atlantic, Chinook, sockeye, chum, pink, coho

Shark

Blacktip, blue, bull, hammerhead, mako, porbeagle, thresher, tiger, tope

Trout

Brook, brown, bull, cutthroat, golden, lake, rainbow

Tuna

Bigeye, blackfin, bluefin, dogtooth, longtail, skipjack, southern bluefin, yellowfin