April 9, 2015

International Game Fish Association Newsletter
IGFA Newsletter

April 9, 2015

Speckled Peacock     Record Lionfish

Big Peacock on Fly

Alex Zapata caught this 7.48 kg (16 lb 8 oz) speckled peacock (Cichla temensis) on light fly tippet during a recent trip to Southern Colombia...Read more >>


Lionfish on Rod & Reel

Highly invasive lionfish are regularly encountered by divers, but angIer Jason Jones caught his potential record on a rod and reel...Read more >>



Kite Fishing How-To  

IGFA Rulebook

Do you know the rules of your sport? Make sure your fly leader is IGFA compliant. 

IGFA's Jason Schratwieser demonstrates how to properly measure your class and shock tippets, to ensure your fly leader is compliant with IGFA rules. View here >>

Tying Tarpon Leaders  

Tying a Tarpon Leader 

Tarpon season is underway. Learn how to construct the perfect fly leader for silver kings. 

Nathaniel Linville, owner of The Angling Company in Key West, explains and demonstrates how to build the perfect leader for targeting tarpon on the fly. View here >>


Great Marlin Race News  

History Made in Billfish Research

The IGMR total distance reaches a new milestone and spearfish enter the race

Four PSAT tags were recently deployed on shortbill spearfish off of Hawaii - a first for the IGMR. 

Additionally, newly reporting tags have pushed the total IGMR distance over 80,000 nm, as the program closes in on the 100,000 nm mark. Learn more >>


Angling Achievement Awards  

A Night of Angling Achievement 

Celebrate IGFA world records at the 12th Annual Angling Achievement Awards Ceremony 

Anglers from around the world will be honored and recognized at this celebratory event on Saturday, April 18th at the IGFA Hall of Fame & Museum. 

The event is open to the public and will feature a live band, a silent auction, and a complimentary rum bar courtesy of Papa's Pilar. More info >>

New International Angler  

New International Angler Online

Don't wait on the mail, check out the newest issue of the International Angler online now

Can you imagine sight-casting to a black marlin on the flats? Read all about it in this issue's feature article!

Catch-up on international angling news, world record catches, the hottest new fishing gear, and informative tips to help you catch more fish.  Read more >>

Global Rescue

Apr. 17

18th Annual New Jersey IGFA Fundraising Auction & Banquet

Apr. 18

12th Annual IGFA Angling Achievement Awards Ceremony

May 13-16

IGMR at the 2015 Custom Shootout in the Abacos, Bahamas

IGFA Online Store Sale
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