May 21, 2015

International Game Fish Association Newsletter
IGFA Newsletter

May 21, 2015


Papuan Black Snapper Record  

Record Papuan Black Snapper 

Aussie angler Tahlia Middleton caught this impressive 6.5 kg (14 lb 8 oz) Papuan black snapper (Lutjanus goldiei) while trolling a Sebile diving lure through the Fly River in Papua New Guinea. 

For more information on this catch, and other potential world records...Click here >>


Historic Bimini Video  

The Early Days of Bimini

This tiny island in the Gulf Stream was once the epicenter of sport fishing and marine conservation

Pulled from the IGFA's video archives, this video shows Bimini during its heydays as a "fisherman's paradise" and home to the Lerner Marine Science Lab.  View here >>


Chumming Tips & Techniques  

Pro Tips on Chumming 

Different situations call for different techniques 

In this instructional video, Captain Bouncer Smith and IGFA Hall of Famer Mark Sosin demonstrate how to properly chum in a variety of fishing situations to achieve positive results. View here >>


Caribbean Billfish Management  

Caribbean Billfish Project

Recreational anglers spend billions of dollars a year targeting billfish for sport, supporting local economies along the way

The IGFA recently partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on a project to better manage Atlantic billfish stocks and to promote recreational angling in the Caribbean. More info >>

Global Rescue

May 23

IGFA Observer Training Course - IGFA Headquarters
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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