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Approximately 9 years ago, Yuki Inoue set the IGFA All-Tackle World Record with this monster 10.91-kilogram (24-pound) b...
02/08/2020

Approximately 9 years ago, Yuki Inoue set the IGFA All-Tackle World Record with this monster 10.91-kilogram (24-pound) blackfin seabass 🎣. Yuki was casting an Eclipse Drift Pencil 110 Sinking Minnow around Katsuura, Chiba, Japan 🇯🇵, when the record fish struck. The angler bested their previous All-Tackle World Record from 5 years prior by almost 3-pounds 🏆.

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02/08/2020

It’s the second and final day of the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational! Good luck to all the teams and catch ‘em up! Check out the leader board and live scoring with CatchStat: https://igfa.catchstat.com/Default/Tournament/LiveScoring?TournamentID=99.
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Way to go Aubrey 🙌🏼 keep them coming! 🐟Repost @aubrey_fishergirl・・・It’s official, my first world record!!Thank you to ev...
02/07/2020

Way to go Aubrey 🙌🏼 keep them coming! 🐟

Repost @aubrey_fishergirl
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It’s official, my first world record!!
Thank you to everyone who supports me!

Big fish on light line! 🙌🏼 13 years ago Douglas Behrman set the IGFA Men’s 1-kg (2 lb) Tippet Class World Record with th...
02/07/2020

Big fish on light line! 🙌🏼 13 years ago Douglas Behrman set the IGFA Men’s 1-kg (2 lb) Tippet Class World Record with this beautiful 13.38-kilogram (29-pound, 8-ounce) red drum. He was fly fishing in Hopedale, Louisiana and landed the record fish after 35-minutes when it ate a Hayles Comet fly. Who thinks they can top this record⁉️

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It’s day one of the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational! Good luck to all of the teams! Stay tuned for updates and check out ...
02/07/2020
2020 IGFA Light Tackle Invitational Live Scoring by CatchStat.com

It’s day one of the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational! Good luck to all of the teams! Stay tuned for updates and check out the live scoring provided by our partners at CatchStat. #fishigfa Marlin Magazine InTheBite Magazine Costa Sunglasses YETI Ande Monofilament

Follow the IGFA Light Tackle Invitational action in real time with CatchStat.com live scoring.

It’s Official: Gulf of Mexico States Take the Helm of Private Recreational Red Snapper Seasons‼️ Today, the recreational...
02/06/2020

It’s Official: Gulf of Mexico States Take the Helm of Private Recreational Red Snapper Seasons‼️
Today, the recreational fishing and boating community praised final action taken by NOAA Fisheries Service to implement state management for private anglers fishing for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. This state-level approach provides far greater flexibility in fishery management versus the federal one-size-fits-all, static regulations. Full details at ➡️ https://bit.ly/2vbwSPs.

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Checkout that Vintage IGFA Hat! 31 years ago today, Christine Currie set the IGFA Women’s 4-kg (8 lb) Line Class World R...
02/06/2020

Checkout that Vintage IGFA Hat! 31 years ago today, Christine Currie set the IGFA Women’s 4-kg (8 lb) Line Class World Record with this massive 32.38-kg (71-pound, 6-ounce) greater amberjack. She was casting a BG jig around Port Canaveral, FL 🌴, and landed the record fish after an epic 1-hour, 30-minute fight!

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10 year ago today, Samantha Vale caught this awesome 44-kilogram (97-pound) dogtooth tuna to set the IGFA Women’s 10-kg ...
02/05/2020

10 year ago today, Samantha Vale caught this awesome 44-kilogram (97-pound) dogtooth tuna to set the IGFA Women’s 10-kg (20 lb) Line Class World Record 🏆. She was trolling a ballyhoo around Shepherd Islands, Vanuatu, when the record tuna struck. After a 25-minute fight she hauled the tuna aboard the Escapade and brought it back to Port Vila for an official weight. Congratulations to Samantha on a great catch and record that still stands today 🙌🏼.

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Australian angler 🇦🇺, Damien Wham, kicked off his new year by catching this 120-centimeter samson fish to potentially se...
02/05/2020

Australian angler 🇦🇺, Damien Wham, kicked off his new year by catching this 120-centimeter samson fish to potentially set the new IGFA All-Tackle Length Record. He was vertical jigging in Rottnest Trench, Australia, and landed the potential record samson fish after a 30-minute fight. The fish was measured to the fork of the tail and released to fight another day 🐟!

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The IGFA would like to extend a huge thank you to our friends at Fish Florida for their continued support of IGFA’s yout...
02/04/2020

The IGFA would like to extend a huge thank you to our friends at Fish Florida for their continued support of IGFA’s youth angling education programs🎣. Fish Florida is awarding the IGFA team a grant to continue efforts to reach and teach Florida youth 🙌🏼 and an equipment donation of rods and reels to prepare for the return of IGFA’s signature fishing summer camp ☀️ held at the IGFA Headquarters. Stay tuned for a lot of youth fishing with the IGFA in Florida on February 15, 2020 at the Scoutmasters Camporee in Sunrise, FL and the Kids Love Fishing event in Naples, FL.

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The IGFA Light Tackle Invitational is only hours away‼️ Be part of this exclusive two-day tournament and register your t...
02/04/2020

The IGFA Light Tackle Invitational is only hours away‼️ Be part of this exclusive two-day tournament and register your team before 6 p.m. today, Thursday, February 6, 2020! 🎣 This Offshore World Championship qualifying event will take place on February 6-8, 2020, during peak sailfish season in South Florida, and will be hosted out of Sailfish Marina Resort in Palm Beach Shores, Florida 🌴. Register today at ➡️ https://igfa.org/tournaments/.

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‼️This just in‼️ Mr. Khoo just landed this unique 6.12-kilogram (13-pound, 8-ounce) fish to potentially set the first IG...
02/04/2020

‼️This just in‼️ Mr. Khoo just landed this unique 6.12-kilogram (13-pound, 8-ounce) fish to potentially set the first IGFA All-Tackle World Record for this species. He was fishing a remote freshwater river in East Kalimantan, Borneo, when the fish smashed a lure right by his feet. Comment below ⤵️ if you know a common or the scientific name of this species!

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On November 6th, 2019, Angelo Di Bartolo caught this beautiful 84-centimeter rainbow trout to tie the IGFA All-Tackle Le...
02/03/2020

On November 6th, 2019, Angelo Di Bartolo caught this beautiful 84-centimeter rainbow trout to tie the IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record. Angelo was fishing in the Twizel Canal, New Zealand 🇳🇿, and landed the fish after a 20-minute fight. A quick picture, measurement and release yielded Angelo his first IGFA World Record.

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35 years ago today, Betty Wilde set the IGFA Women’s 6-kg (12 lb) Line Class World Record with this massive 34.13-kilogr...
02/02/2020

35 years ago today, Betty Wilde set the IGFA Women’s 6-kg (12 lb) Line Class World Record with this massive 34.13-kilogram (75-pound, 4-ounce) cobia 🎣. The record fish put up a thirty minute fight after it inhaled a live blue runner she threw its way. Betty scored her first and only IGFA World Record fishing with Captain Ralph Delph on the Vitamin Sea in Key West, Florida🌴.

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On February 2, 1987, Rufus S. Morgan, MD, set the IGFA Men’s 2-kg (4 lb) Line Class World Record with this beautiful 19....
02/01/2020

On February 2, 1987, Rufus S. Morgan, MD, set the IGFA Men’s 2-kg (4 lb) Line Class World Record with this beautiful 19.95-kilogram (44-pound) landlocked striped bass 🙌🏼. Rufus was part of an ultralight tackle fishing club and strictly used 4-pound line. He caught the record striper after a 25 minute battle that put his Zebco Boron Ultralite rod to the test 🎣. The fish was caught on a home-tied Pikeville Fly in Watts Bar Lake, Spring City, Tennessee. #fishIGFA

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‼️This just in‼️ Nikki Wescott Wilson  just caught this 25-kilogram (55-pound, 2-ounce) dolphinfish to potentially set t...
01/31/2020

‼️This just in‼️ Nikki Wescott Wilson just caught this 25-kilogram (55-pound, 2-ounce) dolphinfish to potentially set the new IGFA Women’s 10-kg (20 lb) Tippet Class World Record. She was fly fishing at Tropic Star Lodge, Panama 🇵🇦, and hooked up on the fish after throwing a Cam Sigler fly its way. If the record stands it will defeat the current record by over 12-pounds🎣! Congratulations, Nikki, for an awesome mahi catch on the fly!

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Did you know the IGFA has a Trophy Striped Bass Club? 🐟 Any catch past or present qualifies provided it weighs 50-pounds...
01/31/2020

Did you know the IGFA has a Trophy Striped Bass Club? 🐟 Any catch past or present qualifies provided it weighs 50-pounds on a certified scale or measures 50-inches in fork length, and all IGFA angling rules are followed.
Amy Brett caught her first 50 pounder back in 2017 on her 18th wedding anniversary while fishing in Plum Island, New York. She is now a 3-time member of the club! For more information on IGFA Trophy Clubs visit our website at ➡️ https://igfa.org/trophy-fish-clubs/.

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Gear up for your next fishing trip with these amazing new products by IGFA Corporate Supporters YETI, Costa Sunglasses, ...
01/31/2020

Gear up for your next fishing trip with these amazing new products by IGFA Corporate Supporters YETI, Costa Sunglasses, Patrick Sebile's A Band Of Anglers, Simms Fishing Products, Pelagic and Squidnation, and get ready to take your fishing adventures to a whole new level. Learn more at ➡️ https://igfa.org/2020/01/21/new-products-january-2020/.

Let's throw it 🔙 to this day in 1972 when James M. Hussey set the IGFA All-Tackle and 24-kg (50 lb) Line Class World Rec...
01/30/2020

Let's throw it 🔙 to this day in 1972 when James M. Hussey set the IGFA All-Tackle and 24-kg (50 lb) Line Class World Records with this stunning 14.4-kilogram (31-pound, 12-ounce) bluefish. James had been trolling a “Jig-a-Doo” eel around Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, and landed the record bluefish after a 15-minute fight. The fish measured at 47” long with a 23” girth and was officially weighed at Red Drum Tackle Shop, Inc in Buxton, North Carolina. This record has now stood for 48 years 🎣.

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Nawaf Sultan Al Maadeed recently became the newest member of the IGFA Offshore Grand Slam Club after he landed a yellowf...
01/30/2020

Nawaf Sultan Al Maadeed recently became the newest member of the IGFA Offshore Grand Slam Club after he landed a yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dolphinfish in the same day! 🎣 On November 24, 2019, Nawaf was fishing in the Seychelles and hooked up on a yellowfin and wahoo on lures, followed by the mahi on a bonito strip. Congratulations Nawaf, on a great day of fishing offshore!

For more information on IGFA's Grand Slam Clubs please visit ➡️ https://igfa.org/grand-slam-clubs/.

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IGFA's E.K. Harry Library of Fishes 🐟📚 is one of the most remarkable angling collections in the world; housing over 15,0...
01/30/2020
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IGFA's E.K. Harry Library of Fishes 🐟📚 is one of the most remarkable angling collections in the world; housing over 15,000 books dating to 1583, several thousand films and videos from the earliest days of big-game angling, thousands of current and vintage photographs, and various angling artifacts.One of our most prized artifacts is one of IGFA Fishing Hall of Famer Billy Pate's wooden fly leader stretcher boxes, featuring a few of his favorite tarpon flies. Learn more about this timeless piece from the IGFA’s archives in this article from the January 2020 issue of the IGFA's International Angler. #fishigfa #joinigfa Marlin Magazine Fly Fishing Nation Sport Fishing Magazine Salt Water Sportsman

Tacticalbassin’s Matt Allen just submitted this 61-centimeter butterfly peacock (Cichla ocellaris) to potentially set th...
01/29/2020

Tacticalbassin’s Matt Allen just submitted this 61-centimeter butterfly peacock (Cichla ocellaris) to potentially set the new IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record 🏆. Matt was fishing the Essequibo River, Guyana, for big Arapaima, but managed to land a few big peacocks while casting a Megabass Vatalion from shore. This catch is 3-centimeters longer than the current record.

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On October 20, 2019, Alessandro Cividini caught a bonefish, permit and tarpon to join the IGFA Inshore GrandSslam club 🙌...
01/29/2020

On October 20, 2019, Alessandro Cividini caught a bonefish, permit and tarpon to join the IGFA Inshore GrandSslam club 🙌🏼. He earned his first official IGFA Grand Slam fishing the famed flats of Cayo Cruz, Cuba. Congratulations, Alessandro on some spectacular fish and your Inshore Grand Slam 🐟!

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‼️The IGFA  FLASH SALE is HERE‼️Get all your angler-approved tackle, art, trips and more🎣, now through Sunday, February ...
01/29/2020

‼️The IGFA FLASH SALE is HERE‼️Get all your angler-approved tackle, art, trips and more🎣, now through Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:59PM EST. Take advantage of our amazing deals and place your bids from anywhere in the world today 🌎! Browse the complete list of Flash Sale items here ➡️ https://one.bidpal.net/igfa20/browse/all.

What an incredible night! Thank you to all of those that attended and supported the IGFA's 36th Annual International Auc...
01/28/2020

What an incredible night! Thank you to all of those that attended and supported the IGFA's 36th Annual International Auction & Banquet last Saturday, January 25, 2020. Check out some photos from one of our most memorable events of the year. #fishIGFA

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We are excited to announce that Jason Schratwieser has been unanimously elected by the IGFA Board of Trustees to serve a...
01/28/2020

We are excited to announce that Jason Schratwieser has been unanimously elected by the IGFA Board of Trustees to serve as the new IGFA president. Jason has served the organization as conservation director since he joined the IGFA in 2003. “I am deeply honored and humbled to serve as the IGFA’s eighth president,” Schratwieser said in his initial address after assuming the role of IGFA president. “We have a lot of work ahead of us to ensure the future of our sport and the fish we love to pursue. However, I am confident that with our incredibly talented staff and Board of Trustees, and passionate anglers like you, we are strongly positioned to take the IGFA to the next level.”

To read the full release, please visit: https://igfa.org/2020/01/27/jason-schratwieser-elected-president-of-the-igfa/.

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Yukihiro Sakamoto recently caught this beautiful 62-centimeter madai (Pagrus major) to potentially set the new IGFA All-...
01/28/2020

Yukihiro Sakamoto recently caught this beautiful 62-centimeter madai (Pagrus major) to potentially set the new IGFA All-Tackle Length World Record 🎣. He was bottom fishing in Bungosuido, Oito, Japan, and landed the madai after a 13-minute fight. Yukihiro currently holds the length record at 58-centimeters, but is looking to set the bar 4-cm higher! The fish was measured to the fork in the tail on the IGFA measuring device and released to fight another day 🙌🏼.

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01/27/2020
Forrest Wood

The IGFA is saddened to hear about the passing of bass fishing industry leader Forrest Wood. Widely known as the ‘Father of the Modern Bass Boat’, Wood was the founder of Ranger Boats and in 2010 became a member of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. The IGFA family offers its deepest condolences to Wood's wife of 68 years Nina and the entire Wood family.

This past year the IGFA celebrated its 80th anniversary and had another tremendous year with nearly 450 World Records ap...
01/26/2020
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This past year the IGFA celebrated its 80th anniversary and had another tremendous year with nearly 450 World Records approved 🎣 for catches made from the marshes of Louisiana to the rivers of Russia, and everywhere in between. Join us as we look back on the records from 2019 🙌🏼, breakdown the stats and highlight some of the most memorable catches that were approved as new IGFA World Records 🏆.

01/25/2020
IGFA Rules - Fly Fishing from a Moving Boat

Captain Fly Navarro of Fly Zone Fishing and IGFA President Jason Schratwieser explain the IGFA rules regarding casting a fly from a moving vessel. Trolling a fly behind a moving water craft is not permitted. The craft must be completely out of gear both at the time the fly is presented to the fish and during the retrieve.

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IGFA Representatives are among the most dedicated supporters of the organization and their leadership has proven essenti...
01/24/2020
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IGFA Representatives are among the most dedicated supporters of the organization and their leadership has proven essential to shaping the IGFA's reputation as the world's 🌎 most prestigious angling organization🎣. Today, we invite you to learn more about Costa Rica 🇨🇷 IGFA Representative Federico Hampl, a flyfishing extraordinaire and multiple IGFA World Record holder, who currently serves as an officer of the IGFA Central America & Caribbean Council. #fishIGFA

01/24/2020
Flor de Caña 'V Generaciones' - 2020 IGFA International Auction

With only 411 individually numbered bottles worldwide, Flor de Caña's 'V Generaciones' 30 year single barrel rum 🥃, is a celebration of Flor de Caña's iconic 130th anniversary celebration. Each 'V Generaciones' comes in a bottle featuring the signatures of the five family generations behind the company, a bottle cap crafted from volcanic rock and a replica of the iconic 1902 volcano postal stamp of Nicaragua. Get your hands on one of these limited edition bottles today! Bid from anywhere in the world 🌎 and win this and many other exclusive items, tomorrow, January 25 , during The IGFA 36th Annual International Auction. Full deatils ➡️ https://one.bidpal.net/igfa20/browse/all.

01/24/2020
Maverick Costa Rica Sportfishing - 2020 IGFA International Auction

You and three lucky anglers will enjoy three (3) nights accommodations and two (2) full-days fishing aboard one of the Famous Fly Boats™ Maverick Sportfishing Costa Rica offers 🎣. From monster roosterfish to feisty blue marlin and Pacific sailfish, anything is possible off the coast of Los Suenos, Costa Rica. Place your bids from anywhere in the world 🌎 and win this and many other epic fishing adventures tomorrow, Saturday, January 25, during The IGFA 36th Annual International Auction. Full deatils ➡️ https://one.bidpal.net/igfa20/browse/all.

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