IGFA History: The Early Days

IGFA History: Founding the IGFA

Before 1939 there was no universal code of sporting ethics to guide ocean anglers in their pursuits. Some rules pertaining to sporting conduct were in effect at certain well-established fishing clubs but they varied according to the dictates of each club. The idea of a worldwide association of marine anglers...More>>


IGFA History: Francesca LaMonte

An accomplished and reserved 1916 Wellesley College graduate, Francesca LaMonte was internationally recognized as one of only five female ichthyologists in the world and as a major contributor to the International Game Fish Association. Francesca had a 37-year affiliation with the American Museum of Natural History in...More>>