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 October 21 2014

Impressive freshwater and salwater catches from around the world have recently made their way to IGFA to be reviewed for world record consideration. Pending records for giant trevally, sockeye salmon, tiger musky and southern bluefin tuna are four of the newest applications to be received by IGFA’s Record Department within the past few weeks. For all the catch details, simply click the “i” in the upper left corner of the images.

Created On: 10/21/2014     Updated On: 10/21/2014

Scott Nichols: Two Billfish Royal Slams in One Year

On September 12, 2014, angler Scott Nichols caught, tagged, and released a 200 lb swordfish to cap off his incredible quest to become the first person to achieve two Billfish Royal Slams in a single year. More than 100 anglers have achieved the prestigious Billfish Royal Slam – which requires the successful capture of nine different species of billfish in a lifetime – but Nichols is the first to double up on the required species in a given year.

Created On: 10/6/2014     Updated On: 10/6/2014

Hot Catches October 7 2014

This week’s edition of Hot Catches brings us pending records from all around the globe, including Mongolia, Canada, Australia and Texas, USA. These potential All-Tackle length records for taimen and lake trout, as well as a pending women’s 8kg tippet class record for red drum and possible Male Junior record for golden trevally, will surely inspire you to get out there and chase your own Hot Catches! To see the full details, simply click the “i” in the upper left corner of the images.

Created On: 10/6/2014     Updated On: 10/6/2014

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

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