International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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Hot Catches September 23 2014

Two male Junior anglers are in the running for new records in this edition of the Hot Catches, with pending records for skipjack tuna in Virginia, USA and snapper in New Zealand. Adding to the mix are a crevalle jack for the potential new women’s 8 kg tippet class record in South Carolina, USA and a massive zander released back into England’s River Avon for a potential men’s 6 kg record. To see the full details, simply click the “i” in the upper left corner of the images.

Created On: 9/23/2014     Updated On: 9/23/2014

Hot Catches September 9 2014

We have a nice mix of salt and freshwater potential IGFA world record catches in this edition of the Hot Catches! A grass carp, Artic char, and gag grouper were all caught and released in New Zealand, Canada and Florida, USA, while a possible record-crushing 39.40 kg (86 lb 13 oz) southern yellowtail was brought in off New Zealand’s Cavalli Islands. To learn more about these impressive catches, simply click the “i” in the upper left corner of the images.

Created On: 9/10/2014     Updated On: 9/10/2014

Hot Catches August 26 2014

Two pending All-Tackle Length records for Atlantic salmon and Artic grayling come to us from Canada for this week’s Hot Catches. Rounding out the group are impressive catches for sorubim, crevalle jack, and opah from Brazil, Australia, and California in the United States. To see the full details, simply click the “i” in the upper left corner of the images.

Created On: 8/26/2014     Updated On: 8/26/2014

IGFA Summer Camp 2014

When the school year ends in Dania Beach, Florida, USA, Summer Camp heats up at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum! Each week, campers learn about fishing techniques, conservation, marine biology, tying flies and jigs, and participate in simulated fishing tournaments. Field trips take the campers on a variety of fresh and salt water adventures, including drift boat, pier and shore fishing, encounters with alligators, and much more. Every participant also receives a T-shirt and a free rod and reel combo compliments of Fish Florida.

Created On: 8/12/2014     Updated On: 8/12/2014

What Do Baby Billfish Look Like?

It’s hard to believe that billfish such as marlin, that are capable of growing to over 1,000 lb, start their lives as larvae barely a few millimeters in length. Before they become large enough to be tagged in the IGFA Great Marlin Race, they start out like the tiny fish in this gallery. It’s important to remember that in addition to conserving large adults we also need healthy, functioning ocean ecosystems that serve as nurseries for the game fish we cherish. These larval stage billfish photographs were taken by Cedric Guigand. Guigand is a Senior Research Associate for the Marine Biology and Fisheries Program at the University of Miami’s Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS).

Created On: 8/12/2014     Updated On: 8/12/2014

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