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  • 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 Return to Galleries Gallery IGFA Slam Club Update First Japanese Member of Salmon and Trout Slam Clubs 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 Okuyama s quest for his Salmon Royal Slam began more than 26 years ago when he landed a Chinook salmon while fishing Alaska s Yetna River on June 25 1986 Okuyama s final catch for the Salmon Royal Slam a chum salmon came on October 30 2012 while fishing the Kido River in his native country of Japan In fact Okuyama s chum and pink salmon catches came from Japan The other four species Atlantic Chinook coho and sockeye came from trips to Alaska and Canada Okuyama began his Trout Royal Slam on June 15 1994 catching a brown trout while fishing Lake Chuzenji in the city of Nikko Japan Almost 18 years later on March 15 2012 Okuyama completed his

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  • IGFA | California Trio Elected to California Outdoors Hall of Fame
    arranging Young Anglers Tournaments at fishing piers for the youth of San Diego and the IGFA Junior Anglers Tournament at the Marlin Club He regularly donates fishing reels to the Make A Wish Foundation drawings as well as funding fishing trips for military patients recuperating at the San Diego Naval Hospital The nomination of Michael Farrior read in part he is dedicated to researching and uncovering fishing history to share with anglers in California and around the world bringing it alive for this generation and generations to come A long time member of the oldest fishing club still in existence The Tuna Club of Avalon Farrior was appointed Historian for the organization and subsequently wrote The History of the Tuna Club 1898 1998 In 2012 he was appointed IGFA s first official Historian and will record significant catches statistics and notable events of IGFA He has shared portions of his vast antique tackle collection in a variety of venues including the Tuna Club International Game Fish Association boat show displays Maritime Museums Cultural Centers California Historical museums and even shipping rare Hemingway artifacts to Japan for a fundraiser benefiting the Kobe earthquake victims Farrior s scope of adventures includes 15 years in Alaska across much of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and in Australia New Zealand and nations in Africa He is a member of the game fish association s Hall of Fame induction committee Other 2013 inductees in the California Outdoors Hall of Fame were Jacqueline Douglas a San Francisco party boat skipper since 1972 and longtime ocean conservationist and Ed Migale Chico who was cited for his development of both fishing tackle and youth hunting programs Jacky Douglas has been California s No 1 goodwill advocate for salmon fisheries conservation and water issues during a 50 year career She is charismatic and accomplished one of the most popular party boat captains in America and has taken an estimated 150 000 people from all over the world fishing out the Golden Gate She is the first 84 years young professional female skipper on the Pacific Coast She has donated her time and boat to the San Francisco Police Youth Fishing Program Golden Gate Fishermen s Association and KGO Leukemia Cure A Thon Douglas is also an excellent naturalist she can find describe seabirds marine mammals and ocean anomalies to her customers To protect salmon and water resources Douglas has represented the Golden Gate Fishermen s Association at state and federal hearings and met with several members of Congress Douglas passed her Coast Guard examination in 1972 purchased her first party boat and managed to find a niche in a male dominated profession With a mastery of boating safety and fishing she won over the public and in turn her mates at the docks Her work with newspapers radio show hosts and TV broadcasts has brought the world of the outdoors into the homes of millions of Californians Ed Migale is a pioneering saltwater angler world traveled expert hunter and

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  • IGFA | Global Rescue Chosen as IGFA Official Evacuation Provider
    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 Global Rescue Chosen as IGFA Official Evacuation Provider 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 the promotion of responsible and ethical angling practices As the Official Emergency Medical and Evacuation Provider of IGFA Global Rescue will offer the organization s members and their families a choice of memberships which include advisory field rescue and evacuation services in both medical and security emergencies We are proud to have chosen Global Rescue as the Official Emergency Medical and Evacuation Provider of the IGFA and its members said Mike Myatt IGFA Chief Operating Officer We identified Global Rescue as the most capable company to provide our clients with the protection they need in the event of a medical or security emergency Fortunately serious incidents are rare but getting injured or becoming ill in many of the locations to which IGFA members travel can be both a serious and costly matter Global Rescue s unique ability to conduct a field rescue and to evacuate a member to their home hospital make them an obvious choice I highly recommend that IGFA Members consider their services which are remarkably affordable Global Rescue has a long track record of providing emergency services to anglers and recently evacuated Jim Klug AFFTA Chairman and owner of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures from Tsimane Lodge Bolivia Click here to read the whole story Memberships start at 119 About Global Rescue Global Rescue is a crisis response company that provides best in class advisory field rescue and evacuation services in both medical

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  • IGFA | Yocom All-Tackle Yellowfin Tuna Approved
    Advertising Opportunities Contact Donor Opportunities Donor Societies Member Discounts Membership Benefits Yocom All Tackle Yellowfin Tuna Approved The IGFA has officially approved the record application for the 193 68 kg 427 lb yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares caught by Guy Yocom on September 28 2012 while fishing aboard his boat El Suertudo The Lucky One The boat was captained by Greg DiStefano who put Yocom on the fish approximately 100 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas Mexico Yocom and another angler were chunking to a school of yellowfin taking turns with the rod and reel and Yocom just happened to be the lucky one who fed the record fish Fifty minutes later a relatively short fight for a yellowfin of that size Yocom had reeled in what would be the world s next All Tackle yellowfin tuna record We started hearing about the catch almost as soon as it was back at the docks IGFA World Records Coordinator Jack Vitek said At the docks in Cabo Yocom s fish was weighed on an IWS Scale Master II digital scale that was successfully re certified in San Diego just a few days after the weighing confirming the accurate reading of 193 68 kg 427 lb Yocom and his crew knew they had a shot at the record and they made sure all their gear and techniques were compliant months before the catch was made Vitek continued So once the weight was confirmed Yocom immediately got to work on submitting the application and all the other requirements With the scale certified line samples and photos submitted and the application completed all aboard El Suertudo have been eagerly waiting to hear whether their efforts would result in an approved record Over the past 90 days the IGFA s World Record Review Committee

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  • IGFA | RBFF grant helps underprivileged youth
    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 RBFF grant helps underprivileged youth Thanks to grant funds provided by The Recreational Boating Fishing Foundation RBFF IGFA was able to reach 634 underprivileged students from Banyan Elementary school in Sunrise Florida USA Banyan is a Title 1 school which means more than half of the students are from low income families and are not able to afford educational field trips like those offered by IGFA The math and science coach from Banyan Betty Warren wrote this about our educational programs and the instructors IGFA s programs have made science come alive for our students They know how to capture interest and keep students actively engaged and excited about learning With the support of the RBFF funds IGFA will be able to reach over 5 000 Broward and Dade County students with no cost to the students These children will be able to experience our many interactive labs like the Sharks lab where students learn why these prehistoric animals are still top predators in the world oceans Students get to explore a shark s acute sense of smell their sandpaper like skin their endless rows of teeth and

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  • IGFA | Hot Catches October 2012
    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 Hot Catches October 2012 Freshwater The bite turned on for three ambitious freshwater anglers in this month s edition of IGFA Hot Catches These potential world records from Australia Canada and French Guiana have just arrived at IGFA headquarters and are awaiting review by the World Record committee Check out the latest contenders for trahira barramundi and bull trout world records Read more Saltwater The IGFA World Records committee has a full plate of records to review this month including these six saltwater highlights Anglers in Australia and both

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  • 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 Return to Galleries Gallery Hot Catches September 2012 The end of the year is just around the corner and world record seeking anglers have their eye on the 2013 IGFA World Record Game Fishes book Some of the record hopefuls that have submitted applications to the IGFA this month may see their name in the next edition of the annual publication but because the cut off date for the annual world record cycle is August 15th for catches made in the United States and July 15th for catches made internationally many will be hoping their potential records if approved will stand until the 2014 book Whether or not every fish in this month s IGFA Hot Catches report from as far afield as Australia Canada Ghana Panama Papua New Guinea and Alaska Florida and New Jersey in the United States makes it into the IGFA World Record Game

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  • 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 Return to Galleries Gallery Hot Catches August 2012 Two species the pinima peacock and the unusual butterfly kingfish are being considered for first time IGFA World Records in this month s Hot Catches report Standing records for calico bass roosterfish white seabass and more are also being challenged as anglers from Australia Brazil Costa

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