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  • IGFA | Victoria Seychelles 2015
    Classic Marlin Competition for their 550 lb black marlin Mangi Katana helps bring the 550 lb black marlin aside A1 Sportfishing s Alati Angler Michael Mason fishing with Lwembe Murira Capt Perry Rosalie and Mangi Katana Victoria Seychelles 2015 Race Start JANUARY 2016 On November 21 2015 The Seychelles Sports Fishing Club SSFC and Bisbee s Fish Wildlife Conservation Fund teamed up for the second year in a row for the 2015 Victoria Seychelles IGFA Great Marlin Race IGMR during the SSFC Big Game Classic During the one day trolling only tournament three tags went out on one black and two blue marlin About 10 am in the morning of the tournament angler Michael Mason hooked an estimated 250 kg 551 lb black marlin while fishing aboard A1 Sportifshing s Alati with Captain Perry Rosalie After an hour and half fight with the fish Lwembe Murira released the marlin with the satellite tag generously sponsored A1 Sportfishing Calling themselves the A Team the A1 Sport fishermen were the winners Winners of the Big Game Classic Marlin Competition About two hours later angler Hendrik Hayman placed a satellite tag sponsored by World Wildlife Fund for Nature WWF on an estimated 150 kg 331 lb blue marlin after he fought the fish for about 2 hours while aboard Yebo Gobo with Captain Anthony Hayman An hour later angler Danny Lowlam caught an estimated 125 kg 276 lb blue marlin which he fought for about 25 minutes before Mervyn Magnan released the fish with a satellite tag sponsored by Oceana Fisheries According to Mazowe Captain Patrick Camille the blue swam away in excellent condition Another satellite tag sponsored by Bisbee s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund was deployed on an estimated 200 kg 441 lb black marlin about seven months before the Big

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  • IGFA | World Record News
    fishing Brazil s famed Marie River with local guide Gerson Kavamoto on September 20th when the potential record peacock crushed the fly she was casting After a relatively quick fight McCord had the fish subdued which she quickly documented weighed and released alive If approved the catch will earn her the new women s 8 kg 16 lb tippet class record Two Records in One Day Published November 10 2015 Angler Sjon Harless of Mobile Alabama USA doubled up on potential record catches on November 2nd while fishing out of Flamingo Costa Rica aboard the Plautus captained by Luis Ruiz Ruiz Harless needed only 15 minutes to land the 30 39 kg 67 lb roosterfish Nematistius pectoralis after it crushed the live ladyfish she was using for bait Knowing they had a record size fish the Plautus rushed back to the dock to register an official weight With the weigh in completed and spirits high Harless and the crew of the Plautus decided to continue fishing Not long after they dropped another live ladyfish in the water Harless was hooked up again This time it was a 29 5 kg 65 lb almaco jack Seriola rivoliana on the other end of the line another potential world record If approved Harless roosterfish will become the new women s 60 kg 130 lb line class record and the almaco the new women s 24 kg 50 lb line class record These records currently stand at 29 16 kg 64 lb 4 oz and 25 46 kg 56 lb 2 oz respectively Biggest Taimen Ever on Fly Published November 3 2015 Russian angler Ilya Sherbovich potentially broke the men s 10 kg 20 lb tippet class record for taimen Hucho taimen with this gorgeous 30 4 kg 67 lb fish he caught on October 12 th while fly fishing Russia s Konin River Sherbovich needed approximately 20 minutes to subdue the taimen after it inhaled the white streamer fly he was casting Once landed the fish was quickly weighed and documented before being released alive If approved the catch will break the current IGFA record of 21 2 kg 46 lb 11 oz and will be the heaviest taimen ever recorded by the IGFA on fly tackle Huge Papuan Black Snapper Published October 16 2015 Aussie angler Joshua Pearson caught what could become the new All Tackle Length world record for the highly sought after Papuan black snapper Lutjanus goldiei Pearson landed this monster while casting along a shallow bank of the Aramia River located in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea After crushing the diving plug Pearson was casting the hard fighting black snapper took off like a freight train to the nearby submerged debris to free itself Luckily Pearson was able to stop the fish and eventually subdue it after a 10 minute fight Once landed Pearson quickly snapped a few pictures and properly documented the catch before releasing the fish back into the river Measuring out to 88 cm

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  • IGFA | Hamilton Bermuda 2015
    tags were deployed during the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament which took place July 15 July 19 2015 In the afternoon of the second day of the tournament on July 16 2015 Trey White tagged an estimated 102 kg 225 lb blue marlin after a quick fight with Last Stall owner and tag sponsor Dan Murphy The fish was said to be in good condition on release The tag is due to report on March 12 2016 The following day July 17 2015 tag sponsor Wally Whitley reeled in an estimated 39 kg 85 lb blue marlin while fishing aboard his boat Que Mas The fish was released with the fifth satellite tag of the race which is due to pop up on March 13 2016 The sixth tag in the race went out on a very healthy 136 kg 300 lb blue marlin the following morning of July 18 2015 by Will Thornhill after a 35 minute bout with sponsor Lainey Jones while fishing aboard her boat Mama Who This is the third tag that Lainey generously sponsored for the Hamilton Bermuda IGMR A few hours later sponsor and Marlin Raptor owner Moises Roman Maionica fought an estimated 91 kg 200 lb blue that was then tagged and released by Captain Hunter Easthope Soon after Chris Carrere placed the eighth tag in the race on a healthy 45 kg 100 lb blue that was reeled in after a quick fight with sponsor Shon Craig of Raymond M Craig III Family Foundation aboard his boat Amarula Sun These three tags are due to report on March 14 2016 The ninth and final tag of the IGMR generously sponsored by Frank and Mary Ellen Rodriguez of Fa La Me was actually deployed on the second day of the tournament on July 16 2015 and is due to pop up on March 12 2016 Since the last update the tag on Fish 1 popped up 40 days after it was tagged only 36 nm from where the fish was tagged As you can see from the track the fish actually swam much further All the other tags in the 2015 Hamilton Bermuda IGMR are still on fish and recording data Please stay tuned to the race page for more 2015 Hamilton Bermuda IGMR updates Hamilton Bermuda 2015 Race Start JULY 2015 On June 30 2015 during the 2015 Bermuda Billfish Release Cup Will Thornill of Mama Who successfully deployed the first satellite tag in the 2015 Hamilton Bermuda IGMR The estimated 91 kg 200 lb blue marlin was caught after a quick fight with tag sponsor Lainey Jones aboard her boat Mama Who Six days later on July 6 2015 and during the 2015 Bermuda Billfish Blast Lainey reeled in another blue of the same size which Mama Who Captain Ronnie Burbage described as healthy as it swam away with the second satellite tag of the race Both fish were caught on trolled skirted lures and were brought to the boat

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  • IGFA | Abaco Islands Bahamas 2015
    from the Abaco Islands Bahamas 2015 IGMR are due to report In the meantime keep checking the race page where all 2015 Custom Shootout IGMR updates are added Abaco Islands Bahamas 2015 Race Start OCTOBER 2015 On May 13 2015 the IGMR returned to Abaco Beach Resort Marina in the Bahamas for the 2015 Custom Shootout where fifty two custom builty sport fishing yachts entered the 14th annual fund raising catch and release tournament The weather was beautiful and the fishing was hot during the three day event where seven satellite tags were generously sponsored and ready to go out on some healthy blues On the morning of the second fishing day May 14 2015 tag sponsor Jim Jensen fought an estimated 57 kg 125 lb blue marlin for about a half hour aboard his boat Plane Simple before deckhand Noah Beaman released the fish with the first satellite tag of the race Unfortuantely the tag popped up five days later only eight nauitcal miles nm from where the fish was tagged In the afternoon of the second fishing day May 14 2015 tag sponsor Todd Reaves quickly reeled in an estimated 45 kg 100 lb blue while fishing from his boat Soul Candy before deckhand Heath Brown released the fish with the second satellite tag of the race According to Soul Candy Capt Brian Speedy the fish was the small the fight was quick and the release was healthy The tag is due to report on January 9 2016 The next and final day of the tournament on May 15 2015 Sweet Thing owner and tag sponsor Keith Beaty tagged an estimated 45 kg 100 lb blue marlin after a 15 minute bout with angler Mike Ivancevic Keith described the fish as healthy as it swam away with the

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  • IGFA | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
    situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person violations of our terms of use to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our sites and applicable laws or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements Use of Text and Images If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site please send your request to HQ igfa org Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page Information about using our logo and images is available by contacting HQ igfa org Information Collected from Children www igfa org is a general audience site and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children under the age of 18 If you are under the age of 18 you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using our website or have their permission Furthermore we may restrict entries to any contests sweepstakes or promotions to entrants who are at least 18 years of age Promotional Emails We may send you e mails with promotional offers special event information sales notifications or other messages only if you opt in to receiving such e mails If you would no longer like to receive such e mails from us please follow the Unsubscribe instructions at the end of each email or contact us at HQ igfa org Your e mail address will be removed from our marketing list Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request as some promotions may already be in process Email We appreciate your questions and comments about our website and services and welcome your email messages to mailboxes listed on our website We will share your messages with those within and outside our organization who may be able to address the issues contained in your message We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it but your email message will not be used for any other purpose Opt Out and or Changing Your Contact Information Our site provides users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us through a special online form You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form You cannot remove yourself from our database but you can prevent unwanted communication Accessibility This Web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities and to comply with federal guidelines concerning accessibility We welcome your comments If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible please contact us at HQ igfa org Access to your Personal Information We will provide you with the means to ensure that

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  • IGFA | SITE CREDITS
    Trustees Public Information Fishing Hall of Fame E K Harry Library of Fishes IGFA Legendary Captains and Crew IGFA Recognition Awards Bob Herder Light Tackle Gil Keech Heavy Tackle Conservation Award IGFA Chester H Wolfe Outstanding Sportsmanship Award IGFA International Committee of Representatives Partners Corporate Partners Become a Corporate Partner Career Opportunities Fish World Records World Record Application Angling Rules International Angling Rules Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits SITE CREDITS Website Credits Contributing PhotogRaphers Bill Boyce http www boyceimage com Pat Ford http www patfordphotos com Guy Harvey PhD http www guyharveyinc com Jean Francois Helias

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  • while supporting the work of the IGFA and the future of our sport All Official IGFA Fishing Clubs receive The IGFA World Record Game Fishes book number varies by membership level One year subscription to International Angler magazine IGFA Club membership card and decals Recognition on the IGFA website with link to your club A certificate of membership suitable for framing Access to world records on the IGFA website The authorization to display the Official IGFA Fishing Club logo Club listing in the IGFA World Record Game Fishes book and International Angler magazine Fellow Club benefits include all general Official IGFA Fishing Club memberships plus One IGFA World Record Game Fishes book 50 Contributing Club Connect your members to the world of great angling by becoming an Official IGFA Fishing Club You ll add prestige to your group receive the latest news and gain worldwide recognition all while supporting the work of the IGFA and the future of our sport All Official IGFA Fishing Clubs receive The IGFA World Record Game Fishes book number varies by membership level One year subscription to International Angler magazine IGFA Club membership card and decals Recognition on the IGFA website with link to your club A certificate of membership suitable for framing Access to world records on the IGFA website The authorization to display the Official IGFA Fishing Club logo Club listing in the IGFA World Record Game Fishes book and International Angler magazine Contributing Club benefits include all general Official IGFA Fishing Club memberships including one IGFA World Record Game Fishes book 100 Weigh Stations Do you maintain an annually certified scale If so become an Official IGFA Weigh Station and receive Listing and contact info in the IGFA s interactive online map IGFA Mobile App IGFA World Record Game Fishes book and International Angler magazine Referrals from IGFA when inquiries are received pertaining to your area IGFA world record slam and trophy application forms for your clients Decals for your business And more Please visit Fish Weigh Stations or contact Darlene Daniel at ddaniel igfa org to learn more 3 500 Corporate Level 5 Companies can show their support for the IGFA s many programs that benefit recreational fishermen and increase the visibility and productivity of their business by becoming IGFA Corporate Members The IGFA Corporate Member Program allows for five different levels of membership with enhanced benefits per graduated level All IGFA Corporate Members receive Free IGFA individual memberships and advertising space in the annual IGFA World Record Game Fishes book determined by the level of membership The right to use the IGFA Corporate Member logo to promote their business A free listing inclusive of contact info description of services product photo or logo on the IGFA Corporate Partner web page with active links A Certificate of Membership suitable for framing A 20 discount on advertising in the quarterly International Angler magazine A free listing as a participant in the IGFA Member Discount Program 3 500 Corporate Level 5 Members receive Level 5 includes a full page 4 color ad in the World Record Game Fishes book seven individual IGFA memberships for company officials and the opportunity to be the Corporate Member Profile in the quarterly magazine the International Angler NEW All IGFA Coporate Members Level 5 have the option to embed an MP4 video in their full page ad in the digital versions of the World Record Game Fishes book and International Angler magazine 2 700 Corporate Level 4 Companies can show their support for the IGFA s many programs that benefit recreational fishermen and increase the visibility and productivity of their business by becoming IGFA Corporate Members The IGFA Corporate Member Program allows for five different levels of membership with enhanced benefits per graduated level All IGFA Corporate Members receive Free IGFA individual memberships and advertising space in the annual IGFA World Record Game Fishes book determined by the level of membership The right to use the IGFA Corporate Member logo to promote their business A free listing inclusive of contact info description of services product photo or logo on the IGFA Corporate Partner web page with active links A Certificate of Membership suitable for framing A 20 discount on advertising in the quarterly International Angler magazine A free listing as a participant in the IGFA Member Discount Program 2 700 Corporate Level 4 Members receive Level 4 includes a two thirds page 4 color ad in the World Record Game Fishes book and six individual IGFA memberships for company officials 2 000 Corporate Level 3 Companies can show their support for the IGFA s many programs that benefit recreational fishermen and increase the visibility and productivity of their business by becoming IGFA Corporate Members The IGFA Corporate Member Program allows for five different levels of membership with enhanced benefits per graduated level All IGFA Corporate Members receive Free IGFA individual memberships and advertising space in the annual IGFA World Record Game Fishes book determined by the level of membership The right to use the IGFA Corporate Member logo to promote their business A free listing inclusive of contact info description of services product photo or logo on the IGFA Corporate Partner web page with active links A Certificate of Membership suitable for framing A 20 discount on advertising in the quarterly International Angler magazine A free listing as a participant in the IGFA Member Discount Program 2 000 Corporate Level 3 Members receive Level 3 includes a half page 4 color ad in the World Record Game Fishes book and five individual IGFA memberships for company officials 1 025 Corporate Level 2 Companies can show their support for the IGFA s many programs that benefit recreational fishermen and increase the visibility and productivity of their business by becoming IGFA Corporate Members The IGFA Corporate Member Program allows for five different levels of membership with enhanced benefits per graduated level All IGFA Corporate Members receive Free IGFA individual memberships and advertising space in the annual IGFA World Record Game

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  • IGFA | Contact
    Release Rules Catch Certificates Fishing Tips and Tactics IGFA Member Discounts IGFA Rules Questions and Answers SCALES AND CERTIFICATION Slam and Trophy Clubs Conserve Our Work FISHERIES RESEARCH MANAGEMENT IGFA Great Marlin Race Billfish Conservation Act Conservation News Resources Socioeconomic Resources Regional Fisheries Bodies Information Exchange Position Statements Educate IGFA School of Sportfishing Observer Training IGFA Junior Anglers Fishing Summer Camp Education and Outreach Programs Release Recommendations Education Staff Volunteer Opportunities Resources Videos PHOTO GALLERY IGFA Publications E Newsletters Species Database Captains and Guides IGFA Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Contact LOCATION STAFF DIRECTORY The headquarters of the International Game Fish Association is located on the third floor at 300 Gulf Stream Way Dania Beach FL 33004 click here for directions IGFA Headquarters Located on 3rd floor take elevator Hours Monday Friday 10 00a m 5 00p m Phone 954 927 2628 Fax 954 924 4299 IGFA Museum CLOSED Learn more IGFA Store Hours Monday Friday 10 00a m 5 00p m Phone 954 924 4370 Fax 954 924 4299 Email the store E K Harry Library of Fishes By appointment only for more information PHONE 954 927 2628 President Rob Kramer Chief Operating Officer Michael J Myatt mmyatt igfa org Conservation Director Jason Schratwieser jschratwieser igfa org Development Director Eric Combast ecombast igfa org Finance Director Phil Hott phott igfa org CONSERVATION WORLD RECORDS Conservation Coordinator Leah Baumwell lbaumwell igfa org World Records Coordinator Jack Vitek jvitek igfa org EDUCATION Education Manager Veronica Woods vwoods igfa org Education Coordinator Lisa Morse lmorse igfa org Education Coordinator Joanna Olczyk jolczyk igfa org DEVELOPMENT MEMBERSHIP Development Manager Julia Shafer jshafer igfa org Membership Coordinator Don Keller dkeller igfa org Membership Advertising Coordinator

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