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  • IGFA | Charles Alma Baker
    Zealand in 1857 Charles Alma Baker spent much of his life in Malaya where he owned tin mines and rubber plantations He had always enjoyed fishing on his British estate and Malaya s Kinta River But on a voyage from Sydney to London in 1919 Baker visited the Tuna Club on Catalina Island He was captivated by the abundance of tuna broadbill and marlin and it was here he became a devotee of big game fishing Back in New Zealand recreational angling was in its infancy for it wasn t until 1915 that the first striped marlin had been caught on rod and reel Soon after World War I however anglers began spending time and money looking for the best fishing grounds These early sportsmen caught fish the hard way with long and delicate rods small reels mounted below the rods lines that broke at 60 pounds and no fishing harnesses C Alma Baker was one of these pioneers and his visit to the Bay of Islands in April 1923 changed New Zealand game fishing Introducing Catalina techniques and a shorter rod with a top mounted reel Baker caught an impressive number of fish and spoke enthusiastically to all about the tourism potential of this regal sport The idea that the area could become a sportfishing mecca caught on quickly and the country s Tourist and Publicity Department began working on promoting the opportunities But more was needed At the Tuna Club Baker had become friendly with Zane Grey He knew Grey s reputation and also knew he was the perfect person to bring recognition to New Zealand Grey was intrigued by Baker s glowing accounts of this new fishing world and by his invitation to visit In January 1926 Grey arrived with a secretary cameraman and three truckloads of gear planning to record his fishing experiences in writing and on film By the end of the visit Zane Grey and his captain Laurie Mitchell had left their mark setting marlin records introducing new techniques and offending the locals with criticisms of their methods Tales of the Angler s Eldorado New Zealand was published later that year Filled with Grey s prose and exciting action photos it immediately created the hoped for influx of international fishermen to the area For 20 years Baker fished on the launch Reliance with Capt Stan Adamson A month after his 80th birthday Baker finally realized his lifelong dream of catching a big fish when he landed an 850 lb black marlin largest of the 1937 season and third heaviest ever caught at the Bay of Islands Elated Baker wrote a Rough Guide to New Zealand Big Game Fishing which was featured in the 1937 Hardy Brother s catalog Filled with his achievements and theories about technique and tackle it was the pinnacle of Baker s angling career In 1938 he privately reissued in book form his rough guide for the uninitiated to these renowned fishing waters Fascinated by the design and manufacture of fishing

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  • IGFA | Ralph Bandini
    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 Ralph Bandini Click here for more IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame videos 1884 1961 1999 Inductee Ralph Bandini is one of the greats among the early pioneers of big game fishing off the coast of California Immensely respected by fellow anglers within the newly developed segment of the sport Bandini championed conservation of California s coastal resources as a member of the state s fish and game commission was a member of many conservation groups and served on the board of directors for the storied Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island Bandini was born into a very prominent California family His grandparents Don Juan Bandini and Donna Maria Refugio Arguello de Bandini had vast land holdings in the southwest His father Arturo married Helen Elliot who moved to California from Indianapolis in 1874 Together they formed the Indiana Colony later named Pasadena a word meaning head of the valley in the local native language Bandini attended Pasadena public school Throop Polytechnic Institute and Stanford University He earned a law degree and was associated with the firm of O Melveny Stevens and Milliken for five years Afterward he established his own practice and devoted himself to his family and to

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  • IGFA | Carlos Manuel Barrantes Rodriguez
    area s fishing opportunities to sportsmen around the world Born in 1932 in Alajuela Costa Rica Barrantes was six years old when he caught his first fish a two pound guapote rainbow bass on a handline at his father s ranch in San Carlos By 1946 when he began fishing with rod and reel he had 1 000 handlined bullheads to his credit Barrantes studied economics at universities in the U S and at home and this knowledge served him well when he opened Gilca Ltda It was the first store in Costa Rica exclusively devoted to the sale of fishing tackle and Carlos Barrantes remained the owner for 49 years In 1967 and 1968 he opened the first two fishing camps in the country that catered to visiting sportsmen Casa Mar in Barra del Colorado and Tarpon Rancho in Parasmina Barrantes was an avid angler and he fished all over the world on fly and conventional tackle and in both fresh and salt water for tarpon sailfish marlin tuna dorado rainbow trout tigerfish payara and more He held two IGFA All Tackle world records for black jack and hog mullet and received nine Field Stream Honor Badge and Fishing Contest Awards In the 1970s and 1980s he participated in numerous tournaments including ILTTA events and the prestigious invitational Masters held in Palm Beach Florida His tournament angling career was long and worthy of admiration he won more than 15 and placed second to fourth in dozens Throughout his life Carlos Barrantes was dedicated to the protection of Costa Rican fisheries In the mid 1960s he promoted legislation prohibiting the use of spear guns in freshwater areas In 1973 he encouraged the Government to prohibit netting in mouths of rivers and he was responsible for a successful public education campaign about the importance of closed seasons He effected major changes with saltwater species too including convincing Costa Rica s fishing clubs to release all tarpon and sailfish in their tournaments This lifelong passion for conserving resources led to an annual Gilca sponsored stocking program which added 200 000 trout to local streams and to Barrantes dream of a national hatchery for game fish species He devoted years and personal funds to the project visiting hatcheries in the U S and completing structural plans for the buildings and grounds At his death in 2007 Barrantes vision of a national hatchery remained on paper only awaiting sponsorship Troubled about commercial fishing in Costa Rica in 1989 Carlos Barrantes wrote to the IGFA s President Elwood Harry The battle now is against the indiscriminate way that commercial fishermen operate I am now devoted to that and hopefully we can pass some legislation which may help us preserve our fisheries for years to come After much hard work by Barrantes and others restrictions on longlining were enacted protecting sailfish and the future of Costa Rica s recreational fishing industry Carlos Barrantes was the face of sport fishing in Costa Rica He was president of

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  • IGFA | Dame Juliana Berners
    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 Dame Juliana Berners Click here for more IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame videos 15 Century 1998 Inductee Dame Juliana Berners is widely credited with writing the first tract on fishing ever published in the English language The essay appeared in the second Book of St Albans in 1496 The Book of St Albans is the most celebrated book on field sports in English the first English sporting book to be printed and one of the earliest of any book printed in the language Little is known for certain about Dame Juliana other than that she was the Prioress of the Nunnery at Sopwell that she was an accomplished hunter and angler and that she published an essay on hunting in the first Book of St Albans John McDonald in The Origins of Angling summed up her story this way She was as the legend goes noble in birth and spirit sociable solitary dashing beautiful learned and intellectual In some accounts she fled to field sports to avoid love in another she might have retired to a convent from disappointment The seeming conflict between nun and sportswoman together with the scarcity of evidence for assertions made about

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  • IGFA | William C. Boschen
    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 William C Boschen Click here for more IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame videos 1800s 1918 1998 Inductee William Boschen became the first man in angling history to catch a broadbill swordfish on hook and line The fish weighed 358 pounds and was taken off Catalina Island in 1913 As a stalwart member of the Catalina Tuna Club Boschen went on to land more broadbill swordfish than anyone in his lifetime Boschen is also recognized as creator of the first internal star drag reel The reel was later built by Julius Vom Hofe who wanted to call the new reel the Boschen Reel but settled for a sound alike B Ocean Reel when Boschen shied from the use of his own name One reason for Boschen s reluctance may have been that he had developed the star drag in conjunction with his boatman George Tuna George Farnsworth The two men were inseparable angling partners and very close friends

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  • IGFA | George Bransford
    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 George Bransford Click here for more IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame videos 1918 1994 1998 Inductee George The Fox Bransford pioneered black marlin angling off Australia He was instrumental in putting the port town of Cairns on the map for big game fishing and was a founding member of the Cairns Game Fishing Club Bransford was a man of great vision who possessed the imagination and the guts to follow his dreams and see them come true Bransford first visited Cairns in 1943 as an American paratrooper in the 503rd Airborne Division He discovered a wealth of tales about enormous billfish that broke wire lines and snapped outriggers commercial fishermen hated the big animals Bransford s personal dream began to take shape he vowed to return one day and catch these giants of the Coral Sea In 1963 Bransford sold out of his charter fishing business in Fort Lauderdale and moved his family to Cairns He commissioned Harold Collis to build a 32 foot single engine sportfisherman which he christened Sea Baby and set out to find the sportfishery he knew was there but had yet to be discovered On September 25 1966 Bransford and deckhand Richard Obach landed the catch that sent the game fishing world into a frenzy

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  • IGFA | Joe Brooks
    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 Joe Brooks Click here for more IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame videos 1901 1972 1998 Inductee Joe Brooks is remembered as one of America s best all around anglers and one who did as much to popularize fly fishing during his time as any single person in the United States Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland Brooks passed up a chance to be a major league baseball pitcher and went to work in his family s insurance company But in 1945 Brooks left Baltimore to pursue his true passion fly fishing Shortly he discovered that the next best thing to fishing was writing about it His reputation as a savvy angler and solid writer grew and soon brought opportunities to do features for Outdoor Life Field Stream and other major publications Eventually Brooks became the fishing editor for Outdoor Life a post he held for many years Brooks ascendancy as an angler and writer coincided with the rise of television He made a number of TV films especially for The American Sportsman In addition he authored numerous books including his final and most enduring work Trout Fishing His

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  • IGFA | Stewart Campbell
    Texas neighborhood After graduating from The University of Texas with a mechanical engineering degree he spent 13 years with the Cooper Bessemer Corporation before going out on his own and after many successful years in the natural gas compression business he retired in 1991 Stewart s earliest fishing adventures were in Arkansas small streams and later on the Gulf Coast s saltwater flats A kingfishing trip with a friend introduced him to the offshore world and he soon purchased a 31 Bertram and a Halter44 both of which he operated by himself and began to fish off the Texas coast In the late 1960s he traveled to St Thomas for the first time and in 1973 Australia As his interest in billfishing increased so did his desire to fish more than just on weekends In the mid 1970s Campbell shared with Capt Bark Garnsey his dream of traveling the world to explore new angling destinations Convinced that light tackle proficiency was a logical first step to perfecting heavy tackle skill the two headed to Venezuela where Stewart studied the top anglers techniques Bark rode the bridge observing the local captains boat handling and both analyzed hours of video After one year in Venezuela Stewart set his first world record a white marlin on 4 pound line Stewart s passion for world record fishing in the eastern Atlantic began when he first heard stories of phenomenal blue marlin action off Africa s Ivory Coast He had a boat built and delivered there then moved it to the Canary Islands and then to Madeira for if the fish weren t around neither was Stewart In 1994 during Campbell s first season in Madeira eight fish over 1 000 pounds were landed on the 44 first Chunda Stewart s angling feats are legendary he set 15 light tackle world records more than 20 records overall and still holds all the Atlantic spearfish records between six and 16 pounds and the 30 pound record for Atlantic bigeye tuna During the winter of 1995 in Hatteras North Carolina Campbell and crew fishing 130 pound tackle released in one 12 hour period a record 73 giant Atlantic bluefin tuna weighing from 300 to 800 pounds each smashing the previous mark of 16 Campbell Garnsey and Charles Perry spent years together searching for giant fish becoming one of the most respected cohesive and productive teams in the big game angling world Stewart was a hands on angler He took care of his rods reels and knots and on off days analyzed tidal data water temperatures current patterns and more He kept himself in excellent physical condition and that surely made a difference in June 1996 when he was pulled over the Chunda s transom in Madeira by a 1 000 pound blue marlin Attached to the fish by a kidney harness he was dragged under yanked back to the surface towed a short distance then pulled back aboard by his stunned crew when the line broke The

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