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 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

Hot Catches August 12 2014

Junior anglers dominate this week’s collection of Hot Catches! Anglers aged 11-16 submitted potential world records for white seabass, red snapper, and halibut from Punta Colonett, Mexico and Florida and California, USA that could earn them exciting new Female and Male Junior records. In addition to the impressive Junior catches, potential All-Tackle Length records were submitted for grayling in Austria and bowfin in Vermont, USA. To learn all the details, simply click the “i” in the upper left corner of the images.

Created On: 8/11/2014     Updated On: 8/11/2014

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway- literary genius, renowned sportsman and past Vice President of the IGFA- would have celebrated his 115th birthday on Monday, July 21, 2014. Learn more about the IGFA Hall of Famer and his lifetime of adventures in this special photo album with priceless images of “Papa” from our E.K. Harry Library of Fishes

Created On: 7/23/2014     Updated On: 7/23/2014

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