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  • IGFA | June 4, 2015
    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 June 4 2015 International Game Fish Association Newsletter June 4 2015 WORLD RECORDS 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 HISTORIC FOOTAGE 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 TIPS TECHNIQUES 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 MEMBER NEWS 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

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  • IGFA | May 21, 2015
    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 May 21 2015 International Game Fish Association Newsletter May 21 2015 WORLD RECORDS 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 FOOTAGE 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 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 CONSERVATION NEWS 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

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  • IGFA | May 7, 2015
    Mobile Weigh Stations Support Join or Renew Make a Gift Shop Upcoming Events Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits May 7 2015 International Game Fish Association Newsletter May 7 2015 WORLD RECORDS New Rainbow Record Lee Novotny pulled this beautiful rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss from the chilly waters of Idaho s Clearwater River on February 19th after a 30 minute battle on fly tackle For more information on this catch and other potential world records Click here HISTORIC FOOTAGE How the Times Have Changed Decades ago we couldn t fathom that the world s fisheries could deteriorate as they have That s why the IGFA continues to promote productive science and ethical angling to ensure the future of our sport View here TIPS TECHNIQUES Rod Storage Done Right Space is limited on small boats Make the most of it with these simple tips Properly organizing your rods and reels on a boat not only saves space but it can also increase your efficiency when the fish show up View here CONSERVATION NEWS Black Marlin Spans Pacific One marlin s incredible journey across the Pacific Ocean makes history as the IGMR surpasses 100 000 total nautical miles nm A black marlin traveled 5 716 nm from where it was tagged last October off Australia nearly reaching South America in only 180 days This is the longest track ever recorded in IGMR history and is the longest distance ever recorded by a satellite tagged billfish More info MEMBER NEWS Hall of Fame Inductees Revealed Five incredible sportsmen to be awarded the top honors in the world of recreational angling The IGFA is pleased to announce the 2015 Fishing Hall of Fame inductees C M Rip Cunningham George Hommell Jr T homas M Evans Jr Flip Pallot and

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  • IGFA | April 23, 2015
    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 April 23 2015 International Game Fish Association Newsletter April 23 2015 IGFA HISTORIC FOOTAGE Biggest Smallmouth Ever Step back in time with D L Hayes just moments after he caught the All Tackle smallmouth bass As a supporting member of the IGFA you have full access to this exclusive footage and the IGFA s entire media suite Simply log in and enjoy View here IGFA WORLD RECORDS Big Chinook from Chile What happens when a massive Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha unexpectedly takes the fly you re casting for trout Angler Steve Read more Golden Dorado on Plug On a recent trip to Argentina Jim Schmid caught and released this beautiful golden dorado Salminus brasiliensis while casting a Rapala Read more IGFA TIPS TECHNIQUES Pro Tips on Poling Skiffs When targeting game fish in shallow water a stealthy approach is essential Renowned inshore guide Capt Joe Gonzalez discusses the basics of poling skinny water boats to ensure a quiet stealthy and successful approach to fish holding in shallow water View here IGFA CONSERVATION NEWS Aussie Black Sets IGMR Record A black marlin tagged off Australia logs an historical record breaking distance The 340 kg 750 lb fish traveled 3 815 nautical miles nm from where it was tagged last October off Lizard Island Australia and is the longest track ever recorded by a black marlin It is also the second longest track ever recorded in the IGMR and has now taken the lead

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  • IGFA | April 9, 2015
    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 April 9 2015 International Game Fish Association Newsletter April 9 2015 IGFA WORLD RECORDS Big Peacock on Fly Alex Zapata caught this 7 48 kg 16 lb 8 oz speckled peacock Cichla temensis on light fly tippet during a recent trip to Southern Colombia Read more Lionfish on Rod Reel Highly invasive lionfish are regularly encountered by divers but angIer Jason Jones caught his potential record on a rod and reel Read more IGFA TIPS TECHNIQUES IGFA Rulebook Do you know the rules of your sport Make sure your fly leader is IGFA compliant IGFA s Jason Schratwieser demonstrates how to properly measure your class and shock tippets to ensure your fly leader is compliant with IGFA rules View here Tying a Tarpon Leader Tarpon season is underway Learn how to construct the perfect fly leader for silver kings Nathaniel Linville owner of The Angling Company in Key West explains and demonstrates how to build the perfect leader for targeting tarpon on the fly View here IGFA CONSERVATION NEWS History Made in Billfish Research The IGMR total distance reaches a new milestone and spearfish enter the race Four PSAT tags were recently deployed on shortbill spearfish off of Hawaii a first for the IGMR Additionally newly reporting tags have pushed the total IGMR distance over 80 000 nm as the program closes in on the 100 000 nm mark Learn more IGFA MEMBER NEWS A Night of Angling Achievement Celebrate IGFA world records at the 12th Annual Angling Achievement Awards Ceremony Anglers from around the world will be honored and recognized at this celebratory event on Saturday April 18th at the IGFA Hall

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  • IGFA | March 26, 2015
    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 March 26 2015 International Game Fish Association Bi Weekly Newsletter March 26 2015 IGFA WORLD RECORDS Big Wolfish on the Fly Fly angler Richard Hart braved the rugged jungles of Suriname to hunt the notorious trahira Hoplias spp appropriately nicknamed wolfish due Read more Squirefish on Light Tackle Using only 2 kg 4 lb line Linda McKenzie skillfully played this potential world record snapper squirefish Pagrus auratus for nearly an hour Read more IGFA TIPS TECHNIQUES Go Fly a Kite Kite fishing is a highly effective way of presenting live bait no matter what you re targeting Learn the basics of operting a kite fishing rig in this instructional video with legendary Capt Bouncer Smith and IGFA Hall of Famer Mark Sosin View here Cast Netting Made Easy Learning to throw a cast net can cut down on time spent chasing bait and increase your time fishing Angling great Tommy Green demonstrates a fool proof method to throwing a cast net that will fill your bait well in no time View here IGFA CONSERVATION NEWS Gulf States to Manage Red Snapper Recreational anglers welcome a new management plan for red snapper in Gulf of Mexico Fish and wildlife directors in Alabama Florida Louisiana Mississippi and Texas have agreed to individually manage each of their respective states red snapper regulations rather than the US Federal government But what does this new legislation mean for recreational anglers Learn more IGFA MEMBER NEWS IGFA Relocates Hall of Fame Exhibit IGFA Headquarters will remain in South Florida but first floor exhibits will be moved The decision comes after several months of discussions among IGFA Board Members concerning the

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  • IGFA | March 12, 2015
    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 March 12 2015 International Game Fish Association Bi Weekly Newsletter March 12 2015 IGFA WORLD RECORDS Beast of a Broomtail Steven Lebowitz recently submitted what could become the second largest broomtail grouper Mycteroperca xenarcha ever recorded by the IGFA Read more All Tackle Spotted Bass Lou Ferrante caught the largest spotted bass Micropterus punctulatis ever recorded by the IGFA a 5 07 kg 11 lb 2 oz fish that may earn Read more IGFA TIPS TECHNIQUES Swimming Ballyhoo Made Easy In offshore angling few rigs are as simple and effective as a swimming ballyhoo This instructional video shows how to quickly rig a ballyhoo on a circle hook to effectively and responsibly target a variety of big game saltwater species View here Snelling Your Circle Hooks Learn how to properly snell a circle hook for improved results when fishing with bait Whether you re fishing a rigged bait a chunk of cut bait or a live bait a properly snelled circle hook can be highly effective in ensuring a strong hook set View here IGFA MEMBER NEWS Recognize Your Catches Just because it s not a world record doesn t mean your memorable catch can t be recognized The IGFA s Outstanding Catch Certificates are a great way for members and non members to commemorate their top catches personal records or even just a memorable experience on the water with friends or family Choose from over 100 Guy Harvey images and add specific catch details to create your custom hand signed catch certificate Learn

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  • IGFA | February 26, 2015
    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 February 26 2015 February 26 2015 IGFA WORLD RECORDS Big Bass for Smallfry Julia Ketner caught and released a quality 4 kg 8 lb 13 oz largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides that could earn her two world records if Read more Japanese Seabass on Fly Mari Kitagawa caught tagged and released a potential world record Japanese seabass Suzuki Lateolabrax japonicus on January 4th while Read more IGFA TIPS TECHNIQUES Making the Connection Swivels aren t the only way to create a reliable connection between mono and wire IGFA s Jason Schratwieser demonstrates a simple technique for creating a strong and clean knot between monofilament and single strand wire View here IGFA CONSERVATION NEWS Little Fish Make Fish Big IGFA leads campaign to protect game fish by protecting their food IGFA has teamed up with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation PEW and FWF on a campaign to adopt new measures for forage fish a critical link in ocean food webs and vital to the existence of sport fish We need your support Read more IGFA MEMBER NEWS New World Record Book The 2015 World Record Game Fishes book is now available online The most anticipated angling publication of the year is now available online Check out the great articles

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