June 4, 2015

International Game Fish Association Newsletter
IGFA Newsletter

June 4, 2015


Gator Trout  

A True Gator Trout

When spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) reach the size of the one Luke Ledbetter pulled from Florida's Indian River on June 1st, they earn the appropriate nickname of "gator trout". If approved, Ledbetter's massive seatrout could earn him the new All-Tackle Length world record.  

For the full story on this catch and other recently submitted world records...Click here >>


Vintage Great Barrier Reef Video  

Early Days on "The Reef"

Can you imagine fishing Australia's Great Barrier Reef 50 years ago? 

IGFA Hall-of-Famer Al Pflueger hosts actor Ernest Borgnine in this vintage episode of The American Sportsman, shot out of Cairns, Australia circa 1970.  View here >>


FG Knot  

The Knot You Need to Know 

The FG knot is a must know for anglers attaching braided line and mono or fluoro leaders 

Not only is it extremely strong and fairly easy to tie, it's clean, low-profile design passes effortlessly through your guides, making retreivals a breeze. View here >>


Black Marlin Sculpture  

Honoring the Cairns Fishery

Plans are underway for a commemorative sculpture to honor the historical importance of the Cairns black marlin fishery

Since the first grander black marlin was landed 50 years ago, the quaint Australian city of Cairns has transformed into a mecca for anglers in search of the giant blacks. Learn more about how you can help honor and preserve the incredible fishery of Cairns...Click here >>

Bill Shedd  

IGFA Trustee Recognized 

Bill Shedd, President of AFTCO, recently received the Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year award for his dedication to marine conservation

Shedd's message during his acceptance speech paralled his efforts over the past several decades - protecting the rights of recreational anglers and recognizing their contributions to marine conservation...More info >>

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June 8 - Aug 14 IGFA Summer Camp
June 27 IGFA Observer Training Course - Jensen Beach, FL
November 3 IGFA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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