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  • IGFA | IGFA Trophy Clubs
    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 IGFA Trophy Clubs The IGFA s Trophy Fish Clubs recognize individual trophy game fish catches for the eligible freshwater and saltwater species To qualify for an IGFA Trophy Fish Club the fish must meet either the required length or required weight necessary for each species All Trophy FIsh Club applications require a photo of the angler and the fish Club members receive a custom hand signed certificate and are permanently listed online and in IGFA s World Record Game Fishes book Lengths can be submitted in either centimeters or inches Lengths are measured to the rear center edge of the tail All measurements should be taken on a flat surface Fish entered by weight must be weighed on a scale that has been certified within the past year If the scale is not certified at the time of weighing the fish it can be certified after the fish has been weighed Fish can be weighed on a boat All catches past and present can be submitted for IGFA s Trophy Fish Clubs as long as all of the necessary documentation can be provided For more information on IGFA s Slam Trophy Fish Club Programs please contact

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  • IGFA | Grand Slam Clubs
    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 Grand Slam Clubs The IGFA s Grand Slam Clubs honor the outstanding accomplishment of catching a collection of different game fish species by one angler in a single day Club members receive a custom hand signed certificate and are permanently listed online and in IGFA s World Record Game Fishes book For purposes of the IGFA Grand Slam Clubs catching three species in one day equals a Grand Slam four different species equals a Super Grand Slam and five different species equals a Fantasy Slam Photos of the angler with the fish and or the contact information of the captain guide or witness are required for catches made after January 1 2012 For more information please contact Jack Vitek at 954 924 4246 or jvitek igfa org Download a Grand Slam Club application BILLFISH GRAND SLAM Atlantic Blue Marlin Pacific Blue Marlin Black Marlin White Marlin Striped Marlin Atlantic Sailfish Pacific Sailfish Swordfish or Spearfish Billfish Grand Slam Billfish Super Grand Slam Billfish Fantasy Slam INSHORE GRAND SLAM Bonefish Permit Snook Tarpon Inshore Grand Slam Inshore Super Grand Slam OFFSHORE GRAND SLAM Billfish Species Dolphinfish Tuna Species Thunnus genus Wahoo Offshore Grand Slam Offshore Super Grand Slam SALMON GRAND SLAM Atlantic Chinook Chum Coho Pink and Sockeye Salmon Grand Slam Salmon Super Grand Slam Salmon Fantasy Slam TUNA GRAND SLAM Atlantic or Pacific bigeye

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  • IGFA | Royal Slam Clubs
    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 Royal Slam Clubs The IGFA s Royal Slam Clubs honor a lifetime of fishing for a particular species For purposes of the IGFA Royal Slam Clubs a Royal Slam is defined as an individual angler catching or catching and releasing under IGFA rules the required species for each club during his or her lifetime Club members receive a custom hand signed certificate and are permanently listed online and in IGFA s World Record Game Fishes book Photos of the angler with the fish and or the contact information of the captain guide or witness are required for catches made after January 1 2012 For more information please contact Jack Vitek at 954 924 4246 or jvitek igfa org Download a Royal Slam Club application BASS ROYAL SLAM Largemouth Smallmouth Rock Shoal White Whiterock Spotted and Striped Bass Royal Slam BILLFISH ROYAL SLAM Atlantic Blue Marlin Pacific Blue Marlin Black Marlin White Marlin Striped Marlin Atlantic Sailfish Pacific Sailfish Swordfish Spearfish Billfish Royal Slam SALMON ROYAL SLAM Atlantic Chinook Chum Coho Pink and Sockeye Salmon Royal Slam SHARK ROYAL SLAM Blacktip Blue Bull Hammerhead Mako Thresher Tiger

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  • IGFA | IGFA News
    through the legislative process was won there is still work to be done to make sure the BCA will be properly enacted More Change transformation and adaptation in recreational fisheries is the theme of the Seventh World Recreational Fishing Conference WRFC and the first call for papers is now open Abstracts addressing any of the conference s sub themes may be submitted online for consideration for the September 2014 event More The comment period for the National Marine Fisheries Service Advanced Notification of Proposed Rule Making for the implementation of the Billfish Conservation Act has closed IGFA has submitted these comments to NMFS to reinforce that the intent of the Billfish Conservation Act was to close the continental U S to foreign caught billfish as well as those caught in Hawaii and the Pacific peninsular region Read full comments here Tournaments around the world are becoming increasingly concerned with conservation and ethical fishing practices Every year more events adopt catch and release formats and promote the use of circle hooks to support healthier fish releases The Ernest Hemingway International Billfish Tournament is one of the latest More Want the facts on Australia s marine parks and the proposed lock out zones for recreational anglers Check out this new video from Keep Australia Fishing More The International Game Fish Association IGFA will host an International Billfish Symposium at its headquarters in Dania Beach Florida during August 2015 The event will be co chaired by Jason Schratwieser Conservation Director for IGFA and Dr David Kerstetter director of the Fisheries Research Laboratory at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center More If it had to be summarized in two words congratulations and gratitude would be the defining characteristics of the 10th Annual IGFA World Record Achievement Awards presented by Hugh s Culinary With top achievers in 20 categories spanning across More Australia s third IGFA Great Marlin Race IGMR event is just days away The Gold Coast Game Fish Club in Queensland will host the IGMR during its annual Cabo Hatteras Billfish Shootout April 12 14 2013 The Gold Coast IGMR event follows the 26th Annual Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic held in October of 2012 More The IGFA is working with scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to collect data on recreational fishermen s interactions with sharks Recreational angling for sharks is becoming a popular leisure activity worldwide Sharks are also landed as bycatch when recreational anglers target other fish species More The International Game Fish Association and Columbia University have partnered to develop a new application called IGFA CatchLog that will allow anglers to contribute to fisheries data collection efforts using Apple s iPhone As they near completion of a pilot version of the App the IGFA is offering anglers the opportunity to More The International Game Fish Association has long supported closing the Gulf of Mexico to surface longlines But in an uncommon collaboration this position is gaining new momentum as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA prepares a new proposed regulation for the region as early as next month More The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation RBFF Grant has been instrumental in enabling the IGFA to reach more than 45 000 children each year This grant which is part of the RBFF s National Youth Boating and Fishing Initiative has helped expand the IGFA Outreach Program across More On March 19th and 20th the IGFA hosted a workshop in conjunction with The Billfish Foundation on the preparation of a billfish management and conservation plan for the Western Central Atlantic This meeting was a follow up to the workshop in More This just in from El Salvador IGFA Representative Francisco Paco Saca Capt Brad Philipps reached a milestone by releasing his 25 000th billfish on February 2 2013 aboard his 40 ft Gamefishermen Decisive off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala Central America More Eager for some record class recognition for your fishing prowess Anglers will have more opportunities to get their names in the coveted IGFA World Record Game Fishes book as of March 1 2013 The IGFA sport fishing s world record keeper has added eight species to its All Tackle Length record program and made a few new additions to the Slam and Trophy Clubs as well More There s more than fish at sportfishing headquarters The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Museum is proud to announce a new butterfly garden exhibit located at the entrance of the Wetlands Walk More During his early fishing days with friends in San Juan in the late 1960 s Ralph Agie Vicente started a boating and sports fishing career that has been truly remarkable with unconditional support to conservation In the 1980s at a time when conservation began to emerge as a serious way of fishing among a great audience Agie was there to encourage a course of action a serious commitment to release for life More Catch and release is the phrase du jour among world record seeking anglers Check out three of the latest potential record sized fish from Key West Florida Suriname and Futtsu Japan all released alive after being documented for IGFA world record applications More Mr Fumiya Okuyama of Tokyo Japan recently made IGFA history by becoming the first Japanese member of both the IGFA s Salmon and Trout Royal Slam Clubs With trips from his home country to Canada and the United States over 26 years he completed his quest to catch six salmon and six trout species in October of 2012 More SACRAMENTO Calif Michael L Farrior Rancho Santa Fe was elected and installed into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame by a committee of his peers the Hall of Fame Circle of Chiefs Farrior was cited for his volunteer work on behalf of the International Game Fish Association IGFA and Tuna Club of Avalon More Global Rescue is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Game Fish Association a non profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and

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  • IGFA | About the IGMR
    up to a billfish tournament angling teams are invited to sponsor PAT tags to be placed on fish caught and released during the event 240 days after each tag is deployed it automatically releases itself from the fish and transmits information such as the fish s path depth profiles and sea temperatures to earth orbiting ARGOS satellites In a given tournament the tag that surfaces furthest from where it was initially deployed wins the race for that tournament Many tournaments will provide incentives such as a free tournament entry for the next year for the individual or team whose marlin travel s the farthest The overall winner of the IGFA Great Marlin Race the sponsor of the marlin whose tag travels the furthest of all in a given year will be recognized at the annual IGFA International Auction and Banquet in January How will the tagging data be used Tag sponsors anglers and the general public will be able to view the migration routes of tagged marlin through Google Earth enabled maps on the IGMR website where pop up tag locations and animal tracks are displayed In addition all tag data will be available to scientists and fisheries managers via an open access system The tag data generated from this program will improve our understanding of billfish migratory behaviors in several ocean basins simultaneously and improve our understanding of the underlying oceanographic features that shape the connectivity of populations across the globe This type of information can then be used to enact better international conservation measures for marlin around the world Partnership with Stanford University Dr Barbara Block s team at Stanford University has been a world leader in biologging science for the last two decades They have successfully developing two flagship programs Tag A Giant TAG a project that

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  • IGFA | IGMR News
    63 764 nautical miles since the program began Read More IGMR Race Start Seychelles Victoria 2014 Race JANUARY 2015 It s been one month since the 2014 Victoria Seychelles IGFA Great Marlin Race IGMR where three tags went out on two blue and one black marlin during the single day tournament SSFC Big Game Classic Read more IGMR Race Start Lizard Island Australia 2014 Race DECEMBER 2014 Due to the damage caused by Cyclone Ita in April of this year the 28 th Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic was relocated to Cooktown Australia where 25 boats gathered on October 11 2014 for the week long annual billfish tournament and the third year of the Lizard Island Australia IGFA Great Marlin Race IGMR Read more IGMR Race Update Balboa USA 2014 Race DECEMBER 2014 We have reached the halfway point in the 2014 Balboa USA IGFA Great Marlin Race IGMR where six striped marlin are racing for first place Read more IGMR Race Update TART Kona USA 2014 Race DECEMBER 2014 We are halfway through the race where four Pacific blues are battling it out to see which will swim the furthest Read more IGMR Race Start Chinandega Nicaragua 2014 Race DECEMBER 2014 Three months ago on September 4 2014 off the west coast of Northern Nicaragua angler Robert Sandino reeled in two 41 kg 90 lb sailfish that Alan Munez satellite tagged aboard IGFA Trustee Carlos Pellas boat Rum Runner Read More IGMR Race Update Kona USA 2014 Race NOVEMBER 2014 We are halfway through the race where seven Pacific blues are battling it out to see which will swim the furthest Read More IGMR Race Start Balboa USA 2014 Race OCTOBER 2014 The Master Angler Billfish Tournament MABT hosted by Balboa Angling Club is one of the most prestigious and longest running marlin tournaments on the west coast of the United States and four weeks ago on September 12 13 2014 the IGFA Great Marlin IGMR participated in the 33 rd Annual MABT in Balboa California USA Read more IGMR Race Start TART Kona USA 2014 Race OCTOBER 2014 It s been one month since the 24 th Annual Tag and Release Tournament TART that took place in Kailua Kona Hawaii USA on September 1 5 2014 The televised tournament takes viewers along for the week long voyage as five boats compete to catch and safely release the greatest number of Pacific blue marlin Read More IGMR Race Update Abaco Islands Bahamas 201 4 Race SEPTEMBER 2014 A total of nine tags were sponsored during the 2014 Custom Shootout on May 13 17 2014 Read more IGMR Race Update Cabo San Lucas Mexico 2013 Race After eight successful tagging events around the world the third year of the IGFA Great Marlin Race IGMR has come to a close From October 1 2013 through September 30 2014 data from 60 tags revealed that black blue and white marlin swam a combined linear distance of 26 312 nautical miles nm and a total estimated distance of 146 476 nm Read More IGMR Race Update Kona USA 2014 Race SEPTEMBER 2014 It s been seven weeks since the start of the 55 th Annual HIBT where the first two tags of the 2014 Kona USA IGMR were deployed during the first fishing day of the tournament Since then the remaining five tags were deployed on Pacific blue marlin Read More IGMR Supporters SEPTEMBER 2014 Thanks to the generosity of IGMR supporters AFTCO and Pakula Tackle we are excited to announce that all tag sponsors will receive an AFTCO Tag Stick and a special IGMR edition Pakula sprocket lure Read More IGMR Race Start Kona USA 2014 Race JULY 2014 July 28 2014 marked the first fishing day of the 55th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament in Kailua Kona Hawaii It is also the fifth year for the Great Marlin Race which was launched there in celebration of the HIBT s 50th Anniversary Read More IGFA Great Marlin Race Reaches 50 000 Miles April 2014 In just two short years the IGMR has deployed 81 tags on four species of billfish in 10 different countries This impressive coverage of tags has recorded some 4 295 days of data and a total of 31 000 miles Read More IGMR Race Update Watamu Kenya 2013 Race MARCH 2014 Seven months ago the first tag of the Watamu Kenya 2013 IGFA Great Marlin Race was deployed on August 19 2013 by Sammy Tuva after Sam Horner reeled in the 80 kg 176 lb black marlin after a 20 minute fight aboard Ol Jogi II Read More IGMR Race Complete Kona USA 2013 Race MARCH 2014 The final tag in the Kona USA 2013 IGMR event that which belonged to Fish 7 and the Lae Game Fishing Club surfaced on Sunday March 16 2014 to finish the race Read More IGMR Race Complete Mohammedia Morocco 2013 Race MARCH 2014 On March 8 2014 the final tag in the Mohammedia Morocco 2013 IGMR surfaced to win the race after remaining on Fish 1 for the full programmed duration of 180 days Read More IGMR Race Update Kona USA 2013 Race FEBRUARY 2014 During the 54 th annual HIBT a total of seven mini PAT tags were placed on blue marlin weighing 50 kg 110 lbs to 318 kg 700 lbs It s been six months since the tournament which means that the satellite tags which are programmed to report after 180 days are due to surface in the next month Read More IGMR Race Complete Gold Coast Australia 2013 Race JANUARY 2014 The 2013 Gold Coast Australia IGMR is officially complete and the winner is tag sponsor Trent Knappick with team Zeus Fish 3 a 160 kg blue marlin was reeled in by Don Hawker and tagged by Darren Malaquin on June 1 2013 Read More IGMR Race Update Mohammedia Morocco 2013 Race DECEMBER 2013 The Mohammedia Blue and White Billfish Tournament took place on September 8 13

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  • IGFA | IGMR Articles
    Careers Shop IGFA Partners HOME ABOUT NEWS ARTICLES RACES TRACKS WINNERS GET INVOLVED IGMR Articles International Angler January February March 2015 Issue Congratulations to sponsors Marty and Mitchell Firestein 2013 2014 IGMR Race Year Winners International Angler October November December 2014 Issue Seven Blue Marlin Satellite Tagged in Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament Marlin Magazine August September 2014 Issue New Satellite Tag Technology Provides Insight Into Marlin Behavior International Angler July August September 2014 Issue Satellite Tagging Reveals Interesting Behavior of Pacific Blue Marlin International Angler April May June 2014 Issue 2013 2014 IGMR Current Race Leaders International Angler January February March 2014 Issue Congratulations to Sponsor Peter Teakle of Lizard Island Australia Marlin Magazine November 2013 Issue Australia Wins 2013 IGFA Great Marlin Race International Angler October November December 2013 Issue Australia Playing a Large Part in Billfish Research International Angler July August September 2013 Issue Winner Announced for 2012 Puerto Rico IGMR Event International Angler April May June 2013 Issue 2012 IGMR Tournament Winners International Angler January February March 2013 Issue Winner Announced for the 2012 IGFA Great Marlin Race World Record Game Fishes 2012 IGFA Great Marlin Race International Angler October November December 2012 Issue Three Years of

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  • IGFA | IGMR Races
    Login Forgot your password Close Events Advertise Latest News Careers Shop IGFA Partners HOME ABOUT NEWS ARTICLES RACES TRACKS WINNERS GET INVOLVED IGMR Races IGMR Events by Race Year 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 2015 2016 IGMR Events by Country Australia Bahamas Bermuda Costa Rica Ecuador French Polynesia Guatemala Italy Japan Kenya Mexico Morocco Nicaragua Panama Portugal Seychelles South Africa Spain USA and Territories Click Here For Upcoming IGMR Events IGMR Global Leaderboard Top 5 Longest Tracks to Date Place Race Origin Angler Tagger Sponsors Size Species Distance 1 Lizard Island Australia 2014 Mark Paterson Aydin Ernesto Bertarelli 499 kg black marlin 5 716 nm 2 San Juan Puerto Rico 2011 Mike Benitez Eneau Agusta Trevor Somny Bruce McKee Bill Crawford 261 kg blue marlin 4 776 nm 3 Lizard Island Australia 2014 Tony Warnett Jeff Baker Peter Teakle 340 kg black marlin 3 815 nm 4 Lizard Island Australia 2014 Leon Akriditis Unknown Peter Teakle 200 kg black marlin 3 693 nm 5 Lizard Island Australia 2014 Tomonori Omi Jay Househam Ernesto Bertarelli 453 kg black marlin 3 046 nm See billfish tracks from every IGMR Race on our Tracks page IGFA Home Terms of Use

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