June 18, 2015

International Game Fish Association Newsletter
IGFA Newsletter

June 18, 2015

Remembering Paxson Offield  

Remembering Paxson Offield

The IGFA celebrates the incredible life of a consummate sportsman, conservationist, and philanthropist

Paxson H. Offield's tireless commitment to game fish conservation and the promotion of ethical angling practices will impact generations of recreational anglers to come.

Offield, who had served as IGFA's Chairman of the Board since 2010, passed away peacefully on June 14th at his home in Michigan. Read more >>

All-Tackle Black Grouper  

Biggest Black Grouper Ever?!

Alex Newman pulled this massive 56.29 kg (124 lb 2 oz) black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci)  from waters off Ft. Myers, Florida, USA. Is it the biggest ever? 

For more information on incredible world record catches like this one...Click here >>

IGMR in Bermuda  

IGMR Headed to Bermuda

For the very first time, the IGFA's Great Marlin Race has been scheduled for Bermuda to deploy satellite tags on blue marlin

All participants in The Bermuda Billfish Release Cup and all three legs of the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship are invited to participate by sponsoring a tag.

Sponor a tag today to help support billfish research, and for a chance to win great prizes. More info >>


Aussie Swordfish First  

Historic Aussie Swordfish

Carn Taylor recently became the first recreational angler to catch a swordfish off South Australia using IGFA legal tackle

Officials at the Game Fish Association of Australia (GFAA) confirmed that Carn Taylor did in fact land the first recreationally caught swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the state of South Australia, while night fishing out of Port MacDonnell on June 3rd.

The 154.7 kg (341 lb) swordfish not only is a historic first, but it may also earn the angler a GFAA record on 37 kg (80 lb) tackle. More info >>


Swordfish Downrigger  

Swordfishing with a Downrigger 

Make your life easier when dropping deep for daytime swordfish with this IGFA legal method 

Capt. Bouncer Smith demonstrates a revolutionary technique that will save you time and energy, when targeting swordfish during the daytime. View here >>

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