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    IGFA Hot News and Hot Catches – August 2010
    By Pete Johnson, Johnson Communications – IGFA PR Counsel

    Louisiana’s Gulf coast: Still Teeming with Fish! (w/photo)

    Yes there’s oil in the Gulf off Louisiana’s coast as the cleanup continues following the oil disaster, but there’s also fish, lots of hungry species as four leaders of the recreational-fishing community along with that state’s governor found out earlier this month.
    At the invitation of Doug Olander, IGFA Representative and Editor-in-Chief of Sport Fishing magazine, IGFA President Rob Kramer joined other leaders of the U.S. recreational-fishing industry and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on an exploratory fishing trip off the coast of Louisiana, USA. In a national show of support for regional anglers, Jindal, Kramer and Olander were joined on their fishing trip by Center for Coastal Conservation President Jeff Angers; American Sportfishing Association President Mike Nussman; and Ted Venker, editor of the Coastal Conservation Association’s Tide magazine.
    Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April of this year, more than 35% of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico had been closed to recreational fishing - coming at a high price to the thousands of people who make their living in the industry. Saltwater recreational fishing was reopened in the vast majority of Louisiana’s state waters just two weeks prior to the trip. One of the objectives of the trip was to generate positive publicity for the state and its many businesses that rely on recreational fishing and to send a clear message that coastal anglers can once again get back out on the water with families and friends.
    With coastal businesses still reeling from fisheries closures at the height of their busiest season, the group noted the importance of making whole the thousands of local businesses dependent on recreational fishing. In response, Governor Jindal promised to seek a timely resolution on reopening federal waters that remain closed to all fishing.
    Capt. Tommy Pellegrin of Houma, Louisiana, hosted the trip aboard his charter boat, Reel Life. After a 50-mile trip into the Gulf of Mexico beyond the closed area, Pellegrin put his clients onto hungry fish swarming around oil rigs. Indeed, the lack of recent fishing pressure seemed to make the fishing better than ever. Kramer said the anglers aboard the Reel Life caught several species of grouper and snapper, along with cobia, mackerel, dolphin fish and blackfin tuna.
    While the fishing was spectacular, Kramer noted that “we still need to be cognizant of the potential long-term impacts of this disaster on the fishery. It is now more important than ever to increase research and monitoring efforts in the Gulf of Mexico – for the sake of the fish, and the people who rely on them.”
    For more details on the trip please go to Olander’ blog on the Sport Fishing Magazine website at http://www.sportfishingmag.com/blog.jsp?ID=1 where Olander also has a link to a pictorial feature of what the recreational fishing leaders found.
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    The Take Marlin off the Menu Campaign makes great strides as
    Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 is introduced to U.S. Congress
    (w/photo)

    It was a momentous day for the IGFA’s Take Marlin off the Menu campaign this past July 21, as House of Representatives Bill 5804, also known as the Billfish Conservation Act of 2010, was officially introduced to the 111th United States Congress.
    The bill is sponsored by Representative John Shadegg (R-AZ) and co-sponsored by Representatives Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Anh “ Joseph” Cao (R-LA) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL).
    "Billfish are important recreational resources that have been overfished,” said Shadegg to the IGFA Hot News. “The Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 is a first step in revitalizing this species and their surrounding ecosystems. It also establishes the same regulatory structure for both Pacific and Atlantic billfish to ensure that black markets do not continue."
    The Take Marlin off the Menu campaign began nearly two years ago when a study commissioned by the IGFA revealed that the United States was the world’s biggest importer of billfish. Since that time, the IGFA and the National Coalition for Marine Conservation have focused the campaign extensively on educating the American public as to what billfish are, their role in marine ecosystems, and their imperiled status from commercial overfishing. The Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 is the culmination of the campaign’s efforts thus far and, if approved and made law, will put a complete stop to commercial harvest, sale and importation of billfish in the United States.
    “Now we will need your help,” said IGFA Conservation Director Jason Schratwieser. Please visit http://capwiz.com/keepamericafishing/issues/alert/?alertid=15969791 and send an electronic letter to your local Representative today. It takes less than five minutes and by sending this letter you will be taking an active role in conserving these fish we cherish. “Together with your help, we can ensure that no marlin, sailfish or spearfish will ever be sold or imported into the United States again.”
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    New IGFA Junior Angler website launched; Fish, Explore, Discover, Learn (w/logo)

    Now kids can get their hands on fishing on the web – completely free of charge!
    Under the tagline “Fish, Explore, Discover, Learn,” the International Game Fish Association launched its new Junior Angler program July 15 with a brand new website full of pro fishing tips and tricks, species id, biological information on marine and aquatic animals, games, contests, photo galleries and videos.
    The IGFA’s Junior Angler and Smallfry World Records will also be featured – but every child will have the opportunity to brag about their catches, record or otherwise.
    “The overall goal and mission of the IGFA’s Junior Angler Program is to get more kids actively involved in recreational fishing activities,” said IGFA Education Director David Matagiese. “By transitioning our Junior Angler Program into a free online membership format, thousands of children all over the world will be able to share photos and fishing stories with each other – connecting young anglers across lakes, streams and oceans.”
    The Junior Angler page will be accessible from www.igfa.org under the “Educate” tab.
    Indeed, being free, digital and interactive are key new features of the IGFA’s new Junior Angler program. Hoping to reach as many youths as possible, and with the support of Mercury Marine, Critter Control, CostaDel Mar, Rapala and TakeMeFishing.org, the IGFA is providing their wealth of resources to kids in a safe and easily-accessible venue and without charging a fee – a price point parents will appreciate. Another winning point with parents is the Junior Angler website’s designation as a SafeSite, which means each child’s information and experience is completely protected while he or she is online.
    New Junior Angler members will also still receive many of the same great benefits they had in the past including free admission to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, discounts in the IGFA online store, free access to all of the IGFA Junior Angler World Records and much more. Combined with all the activities available on the website, the IGFA is offering plenty of ways to keep kids engaged in fishing all summer long – and all for free!
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    Junior Anglers: registerto win a David Wirth circle hook pendant (w/photo)

    The IGFA has teamed up with world renowned marine wildlife artist, IGFA Representative and Corporate Sponsor, David Wirth, to provide new IGFA Junior Angler Members with yet another reason to join.
    Each youngster who registers to become a new IGFA Junior Angler will automatically be entered in a monthly drawing to win a Bone Hawaiian Style Circle Hook Pendant that Wirth brings from Maui. A total of five hook pendants will be given away each month to randomly selected winners. The drawings will be held monthly and will continue through July 31, 2011 or while supplies last.
    For more on Wirth and his marine artwork, plus the story behind the Hawaiian Style Circle Hooks, check out www.davidwirth.com.
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    IGFASchool of Sportfishing at Ft.Lauderdale International Boat Show

    The IGFA School of Sportfishing, presented by IMTRA Marine Products, will be hosting eight "mini-sessions" on site at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with some of South Florida’s best captains and professional anglers throughout the boat show. While checking out the latest gadget or considering a new skiff, anglers will also be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from not just one or two, but eight of the most experienced fishermen on the water.
    Featured IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors will include Karl Anderson, Jamie Bunn, Josh Brown, Tony DiGiulian, Mike Holliday, Rick Murphy, Ray Rosher, and Bouncer Smith.
    All of the sessions are free after purchasing a ticket to the show, long renowned for being the world's largest event of its kind, featuring more than three billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines, and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide.
    The 51st edition of the show will take place October 28 - November 1, and cover more than three million square feet of space, both on land and in the water.
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    IGFA E-memberships now available

    Do you find yourself reading online more often than picking up a magazine or book? The International Game Fish Association has introduced a new online e-membership making all of its members-only content available electronically at a discounted introductory price of just $15 (US). This web-only membership will offer the same benefits as a traditional membership in a digital format including:

    • Access to International Angler newsletter online
    • Access to World Record Game Fishes book online
    • Online access to world records
    • Discounted world record application - $40
    • Discounted scale certifications - $30
    • Unlimited free entry into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
    • 10% Discount on IGFA gift shop purchases
    • Invitations to upcoming events
    • The latest angling and record-seeking news via email and online

    Regularly priced at $20, the e-membership will be available for only $15 during this introductory offer. Who said it isn’t easy to be green?
    To become an IGFA e-member today and to save, sign up online at www.igfa.org/members and begin enjoying your benefits now. For questions or further information, please contact IGFA Membership at 954-927-2628 or email HQ@igfa.org.
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    August Hot Catches (wphotos)

    The all-tackle world records for two popular species lead off the IGFA Hot Catches report for August. International Game Fish Association World Records Coordinator Jack Vitek updates us with those and eight other recent recreational fish catches from Mongolia, South Africa, Netherlands, Ecuador, Bolivia and across the U.S., now before the world records committee reviewing potential new records.

    A huge blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) was Greg Bernal’s goal on June 20 while fishing the Missouri River, out of North County, Missouri, USA and he indeed landed one, with an impressive 58.97 kg (130 lb 0 oz) specimen. The monster catfish that Bernal, of Florissant, Mo., caught qualifies for a new IGFA all-tackle record. It took him 20 minutes to land using an Asian carp to entice the catfish. The current IGFA record is 56.24 kg (124 lb 0 oz) caught five years ago by Timothy Pruitt from the Mississippi River near Alton, Ill. (Photo: blue catfish – 36155)

    Less than a year ago Michigan’s Tom Healy made headlines in the fishing world by catching a new IGFA World Record brown trout weighing (18.8 kg) 41 lb 7 oz. And this past July 16, Roger Hellen of Franksville, Wisc., USA stirred a great deal of talk after landing an equally big brown trout (Salmo trutta) weighing 18.82 kg (41 lb 8 oz). Hellen was fishing Lake Michigan, off the Wisconsin coastline trolling a Fishlander spoon when the monster hit it taking him 30 minutes to land. Though Hellen’s fish is one ounce heavier than the current all-tackle record set by Healy on Sept. 8, 2009, according to IGFA World Record requirements, to replace a record fish weighing 11.33 kg (25 lbs) or more, the replacement must weigh at least one half of 1 percent more than the existing record. Bottom-line, Healy and Hellen might be sharing an IGFA World Record tie for their two fish.(Photo: brown trout – 36145)

    Guided by her uncle while fishing out of Key West, Fla., USA, on June 3, smallfry angler Brielle Bennett of Cinnaminson, N.J., USA, landed an African pompano (Alectis ciliaris) weighing 5.7 kg (12 lb 9 oz) to qualify for the female-smallfry record. The uncle Brian Bennett said Brielle needed eight minutes to land her potential record catch after the fish hit her live pinfish. The current IGFA record in the junior division is vacant. (Photo: African pompano – 35892)

    While flyfishing the Ur River in Mongolia on June 7, Marles H. Frankman of Golden Valley, Minn., USA, guided by Ganpurev Enebish, landed a 21.55 kg (47 lb 8 oz) taimen (Hucho taimen). The exciting fish took 30 minutes to land after hitting Mrs. Frankman’s Dairiki streamer fly to qualify her for the 8 kg (16 lb) tippet record. Frankman released the fish after documenting and photographing it. The current IGFA record is 12.7 kg (28 lb 0 oz) pulled from Mongolia’s Eg River in 2001. (Photo: taimen – 35895)

    Miami, Fla., USA angler Xavier Casal guided by Rafael Moran, landed the potential men’s 37 kg (80 lb) line class record for broomtail grouper (Mycteroperca xenarcha) on June 6, while fishing Isla Santa Clara, Ecuador. Casal’s grouper weighed 23.13 kg (51 lb 0 oz) and took 18 minutes to land after the fish hit Casal’s Rapala X-Rap 30 lure. The current IGFA record is vacant. (Photo: broomtail grouper – 35896)

    IGFA Representative Peter F. Binaski of Costa Mesa, Calif., USA, guided by Valentin Giusto, landed a beautiful dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) on July 1, while fishing Bolivia’s PlumaRiver, to qualify for the 3 kg (6 lb) tippet record. After taking Binaski’s fly and a 15 minute fight, Binaski’s dorado weighed in at 7.48 kg (16 lb 8 oz). The current IGFA record is 2.84 kg (6 lb 4 oz) held by IGFA Lifetime Achievement Award recpient Capt. Jay Wright Jr., of Hollywood, Fla. from Argentina’s Uruguay River near LaZona two years ago. Binaski released the fish after documenting its vitals such as weight and length and photographs of the bright and colorful fish. (Photo: dorado – 35940)
    World traveler and multi-record holder Stan Nabozny of The Woodlands, Texas, USA, guided by Andy Nicholson, landed a 3.03 kg (6 lb 11 oz) barbel (Barbus barbus) on June 24, while fishing out of Holme Lacy, United Kingdom. Nabozny landed the fish in five minutes, after it hit his marine halibut pellet, to qualify for the 10 kg (20 lb) line class record. The current IGFA record is 2.21 kg (4 lb 14 oz) set by Nabozny last year in the same waters. Nabozny released the fish following documentation and photos. (Photo: barbel – 35952)

    Hilton Head, S.C. USA Captain Brian Vaughn of Hilton Head Island, SC, USA was guiding clients off his home town on July 9 when he took some time to cast a fly and landed a sizeable tripletail (Lobotes surinamensis) to qualify for the men’s 10 kg (20 lb) tippet record. Vaughn’s fish weighed 7.6 kg (16 lb 8 oz), and was landed in six minutes on a Lefty's Deceiver fly. The current IGFA record is 7.42 kg (16 lb 6 oz) is 15 years old and was recorded in Barra del Colorado, Costa Rica. (Photo: tripletail – 36133)

    Trolling a Rapala X-Rap lure behind his jet ski out of Umkomaas, South Africa on May 23, Craig Oliver of Pinetown, South Africa, caught a talang queenfish (Scomberoides commersonianus) and two potential IGFA World Records. Oliver’s catch weighed 17.9 kg (39 lb 7 oz) and took him 15 minutes to land. His fish qualifies for both the all-tackle record and the men’s 24 kg (50 lb) line class records. The current IGFA All-Tackle record is 16.5 kg (36 lb 6 oz) recorded in Karachi, Pakistan and the line class is 14.5 kg (31 lb 15 oz) from Mozambique, South Africa. (Photo: talang queenfish – 36147)

    P.C. Ouwendijk of Ouderkerk Aan Den Ijssel, Netherlands, guided by Les Lozowski, was fishing Hollands Diep, Netherlands on June 6 when a 6.54 kg (14 lb 6 oz) zander (Sander lucioperca) hit his lure. This potential IGFA 15 kg (30 lb) line class record was caught using a Culprit Shad on a jig head. The current IGFA record is vacant. (Photo: zander – 36154)
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    Where’s Woz? Close to 1,000 species (w/photo)

    California’s Steve Wozniak is getting closer to his milestone of catching and documenting 1000 different species of fish across the globe.
    Reports from the country of Norway state the IGFA world traveling member is close to reaching his mark with about five species to go.
    Look for a pictorial feature on his pursuit in the upcoming annual IGFA World Record Games Fishes book now being prepared for 2011 as part of the many benefits of being an IGFA member.
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    Ticket sales brisk for October IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame induction (w/photo of banquet)

    The invitations are out and tickets are already selling at a brisk pace for the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame on Tuesday, October 26.
    Five men -- from the United States, Japan and Britain -- all who have made significant contributions to the sport of recreational fishing, will be inducted that evening as the 12th class into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. They include Yoshiro Hattori of Japan, John Wilson from England, and Capt. Steve Huff, George G. Matthews, and Forrest Wood all from the U.S.
    The honorees are selected each year for their significant contributions through achievements in angling, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communications or administration of fishery resources.
    Eighty Hall of Fame members are enshrined at the IGFA including Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, Curt Gowdy, Ted Williams, Stu Apte, Lee and Joan Wulff, Michael and Helen Lerner, Philip Wylie, Johnny Morris, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, and Don Tyson.
    Tickets are $200 and include the cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m.; silent auction, dinner and the induction ceremony in the Greats Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Special sponsorships and sponsor tables are available. For reservation information please contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or via e-mail: larico@igfa.org.
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    Collins and Shevlin win FKO/IGFA Inshore World Championship
    It wasn’t just the human competition but Mother Nature throwing almost everything she had into three days of exciting fishing and a bizarre finish for winners Robert Collins in fly, and Barry Shevlin in light tackle. They and 21 other tournament champion anglers were competing in the 10th annual Florida Keys Outfitters/IGFA Inshore World Championship held July 13 – 15 on the flats and backcountry of FloridaBay.
    “The weather over the three days was so different it was unbelievable,” said tournament director Sandy Moret. “The first day was hot and sunny and the anglers had good visibility and nearly everyone caught some fish. Nobody jumped out in an overwhelming lead any day and everybody was always in it.
    “The second day started out nice and fairly calm with a little breeze but by mid day Thor was throwing lighting bolts,” said Moret. Ten of the boats spent over an hour seeking cover from the thunderstorm near Flamingo, and then as it cleared they went back to catching fish.
    Again it was still anybody’s tournament.
    Moret said on the last day it still was a wide open tournament but again the weather was a factor. They also faced long periods of intermittent clouds that reduced the sight fishing.
    “It was blowing pretty hard, 15 to 18 mph all morning and then about mid day more rain storms and showers made it virtually impossible for the fly anglers.
    Collins of Islamorada and Naples, Fla., USA, who won three previous titles with spinning gear, focused his skills this year casting fly. Teamed with Islamorada Captain John Donnell as his guide he quickly caught and released three redfish on the first morning followed by one lone bonefish on the second for a very slim and shaky lead with several other anglers close behind.
    But the “trial by weather” was affecting the other anglers, especially the fly teams from the wind and glare from the clouds. Showing no releases for the final day a disheartened Collins had his spirits brightened upon reaching the dock to find out the other nine angler/guide teams were all skunked on the final day too, as his early points made the difference.
    “Looking at the weather forecasts I knew the fishing was going to be tough going into the tournament,” smiled Collins in his victory, “but I didn’t expect it to be that tough.”
    Brower Moffitt of Palm Beach, Fla., teamed with Islamorada Capt. Mike Ehlers, grabbed second in the fly division, and Kathryn Hoar, Hanover, Penn., was third with guide Capt. Brian Helms.


    Light tackle competitors fare better – with four, five species slams
    Catching all five of the required species (bonefish, redfish, permit, tarpon and snook) comprises a “slam” and in the light tackle division there were four anglers that did. It was the extra catches towards a second slam that made the difference for the top three winners.
    In his game strategy Shevlin from Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., guided by Frankie Ortiz was consistent in his fishing over the three days despite the weather challenges.
    “The Shevlin/Ortiz team had 1.8 slams needing just one tarpon to fill a second slam,” said Moret. “But what they finished with was enough to edge out the field.”
    Jake Turek, Taverneir, Fla., guided by Capt. Dave Denkert, Islamorada, placed second in the light tackle division with 1.6 slams needing a second permit and tarpon to complete a second slam. Roger Fernandez, Pinecrest, Fla., with guide Capt. Rob Fordyce had 1.4 slams taking third place on points breaking a tie with Derrick Pruitt of Naples.
    Every day of fishing was tough, which was so unlike just two weeks ago here,” said Moret. “But a total of 78 fish were caught and released including 18 bonefish, 13 tarpon, nine permit, 14 snook and 24 redfish. “There was a concern on catching snook because of the devastating winter that took a toll on them, but they are bouncing back,” he said.
    Mike Myatt, COO of the International Game Fish Association in Dania Beach, Fla. said, "The quality of the fish caught and the quality of the anglers and guides really shine in this event, and when you throw in the strategy of chasing a slam, it really brings out the best in the competitors."
    The IGFA is the championships’ sole nonprofit benefactor.
    The 23 anglers were invited to this year's championship by winning at least one of 40 qualifying angling events during 2009 in the U.S., the Bahamas, Belize, Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago and Australia. Fishing took place from World Wide Sportsman’s Bayside Marina.
    For more information on the FKO/IGFA IWC and 2011 qualifying tournaments contact Moret at 305-664-5423, or via e-mail at sandy@floridakeysoutfitters.com or the tournament website at www.inshoreworldchampionships.com.
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    IGFA accepting grant requests for school lab programs

    The IGFA Education and Outreach Program is currently accepting grant requests for school groups in grades K-12 to participate in their hands-on lab programs.
    Funds are available for groups to participate in the lab programs either on-site at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida or the IGFA Education Team can come to your classroom to host many of the educational lab programs at your school. Priority for funding is given to Title-I schools.
    Programs are available from Monday - Friday during school hours and require a minimum of 20 participants. For more information on how your school group can participate in these marine science programs for free, please contact Veronica Woods at 954-924-4309 or email at vwoods@igfa.org.
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    ---Now at the IGFAMuseum---
    In the Changing Gallery: last chance to see “A Tribute to Guy Harvey and To the Art That Started it All”
    As a young boy, Guy Harvey was entranced by Ernest Hemingway’s story The Old Man and the Sea. In the early 1970’s, Guy began sketching his favorite parts. These sketches comprised Guy’s first art show in 1985. This rarely-viewed complete series of 59 pen-and-ink drawings, from the private collection of Cheryl and Dave Copham is on display in the museum’s Changing Gallery. Also featured are sculptures by Kent Ullberg and the photos of Bill Boyce. The exhibit is scheduled to close September 7.
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    Now at the ArtGallery: Fun, Funky Fish Art of David Roehm
    The IGFAArtGallery is featuring the whimsical works of artist David Roehm, who is inspired by his fishing and snorkeling adventures off his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, along with ChokoloskeeIsland, and the flats of Islamorada. Many of the quaint old bars, hangouts and fishing spots now gone are depicted in Dave's artistry, but they are not all done on the usual canvas. He specializes in decorating unusual items such as fire hydrants and wood sculptures.
    Roehm’s colorful and humorous FunkyFishArt will be on display till October. For a preview visit www.funkyfishart.com.
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    Coming this fall to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum Changing Gallery: The Artistry of Marc Montocchio.
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    IGFA in the U.S. West host numerous youth events
    The 2010 Michael Farrior-IGFA Annual Juniors’ Tournament, Aug 21
    The Marlin Club of San Diego is holding its annual Juniors’ Fishing Tournament at dawn on Saturday, August 21, 2010. For the first time in the history of the annual event, the club is inviting up to 40 IGFA Junior Anglers to participate in addition to the club’s own junior members. Applications for a free, IGFA Junior Angler membership will be available to any junior up to age 15 who wants to fish. There will be a ‘goody bag’ for each participant and the overall winner will receive a special rod and reel.
    IGFA Representative Gary Graham said the categories will include: billfish, yellowtail, tuna and dorado, plus the Killer B’s (barries, bass, bonito and “buts” = Halibut). A special prize package will be given to the junior for the largest fish in each category.
    Entry for all categories is free. Tournament registration and membership in the IGFA is required in advance.
    For more info call Bob Marcus Hale at 619-301-3648, Fred Larson at 619-991-4310 or IGFA Representative John Campbell at 619-991-5480 or check out The Marlin Club’s website at http://www.themarlinclub.com/2008/2008-Juniors.htm
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    IGFA and UPSAC Kid’s Fishing Derby coming Saturday, October 2nd
    Young anglers, ages six through 15, are invited to compete in the free IGFA and United Pier and Shore Anglers Club (UPSAC) Kid’s Fishing Derby, October 2 at the Goleta Pier in Goleta, Calif.USA.
    Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the tournament runs from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    The tournament will feature a points system to allow for catch and release. Winners, one in each age category from six to 15, will be determined by adding up points for various fish caught. The angler with the most points overall will be recognized on the tournament’s perpetual trophy.
    IGFA representatives and volunteers from UPSAC and will there assisting young anglers and to tally points. A lunch of hot dogs will be provided to participating anglers and their families.
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    Eighth Annual Young Anglers Tournament growing in San Diego
    Over 170 young anglers competed in the Eighth Annual Young Anglers Tournament held at the Shelter Island Pier on San DiegoBay, July 31.
    IGFA Representative Catherine Miller said an incoming tide which crested during the event contributed to thrilling event for the youngsters with a quantity of qualifying catches including halibut, bass, queenfish and mackerel.
    The Young Anglers Tournament was sponsored by the
    San Diego Sportfishing Council, the Port of San Diego and the IGFA. The production team for the tournament included members of the San Diego Rod & Reel Club, San Diego Anglers and United Pier and Shore Anglers of California.

    The young anglers were invited to use their own gear or use rod & reel combos provided by Okuma Fishing Tackle. Catch and release was encouraged. Winners were awarded in each of 10 age categories based on a point system valuing the number of fish and species caught. The winners in each age category were: six year old: Kanji Hirayama, San Diego; seven year old: Adam Gorzik, San Diego; eight year old: Kyle Neff, San Diego; nine year old: Nick Yoro, San Diego; 10 year old: Thomas Orozco, Union City, Calif; 11 year old: Alexis Velarde, National City, Calif; 12 year old: Tyler Luz, San Diego; 13 year old: Miguel Quintana, San Diego; 14 year old: Jesus Ortego, National City; and 15 year old: Isaac Norfolk, Chula Vista, Calif. Norfolk who scored 26 points was named the overall winner of the day’s tournament. His name will be engraved on the Young Anglers Perpetual Trophy which remains on display at the pier.
    Each top angler received an embossed IGFA certificate, an IGFA Junior Angler membership, a rod and reel combo by Okuma and an assortment of other prizes which included fishing trips from Pt. Loma Sportfishing’s 1/2 day boat Daily Double and 3/4 day boat Point Loma, H & M Landing’s ½ day boat Premier and 3/4 day boat Malihini, certificates for miniature fish mounts by World Wide Fish Mounts, and kayak and rod rentals from Sharkey’s Shelter Island Pier concession.
    A lunch of hot dogs and Tommy Gomes' famous fish tacos was provided to participating anglers and their families by Stumps Village Market of Rancho Santa Fe, Specialty Produce and Catalina Offshore Products. A free drawing delivered prizes to all participating anglers making every youngster a winner. Miller said tournament photos are available for viewing at: http://picasaweb.google.com/cathchalfant/IGFAJuly2010#
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    Oceanside Pier Young Anglers tournament a success
    Having fun, spending time in the great outdoors, and perhaps catching a fish for the first time in their lives were some of the goals of the young anglers participating in the first of what’s expected to be an annual Young Anglers Tournament at the Oceanside Pier on August 7.
    Held on one of California’s iconic piers, 109 youngsters from ages six to 16 competed for the individual prizes awarded to each of the age categories.
    Sponsors of event were the IGFA, United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC), and the Oceanside Pier Bait Store.
    IGFA Trustee Michael Farrior, IGFA Representative Catherine Miller; UPSAC President Ken Jones and Board Members Ben Acker and Eugene Kim, plus Pam and Ed Gonzales representing the Oceanside Pier Bait Store and members of the San Diego Sportfishing Council provided invaluable help with the free food, prizes, gifts, bait and tackle as well as judging the event. Loaner outfits were provided by the IGFA for those without tackle.
    The winner of each tournament category were: six year old: Josiah Espino; seven year old: Javier Cordova; eight year old: a tie between Zachary Perez and Nathaniel Gonzalez; nine year old: Riley Jarman; 10 year old: Ian Odnstock; 11 year old: Nicholas Tagle; 12 year old: Luis Madrigaz; 13 year old: Luke Konyn; 14 year old: David Hernandez; 15 year old: Jared Gauthier and 16 year old: Julia Gauthier.
    Hernandez was named the overall winner and will have his name engraved on the perpetual trophy donated by sculptor David Wirth.
    Each of the age division winners won a rod and reel, a copy of Pier Fishing in California, and an impressive certificate from the IGFA. Following the three-hour derby, a raffle was held with prizes that included Okuma rods and reels, binoculars, and hats.
    Jones said, “Youth tournaments such as this help UPSAC meet one of its main goals, in the promotion and education of recreational fishing for youth.”
    In addition to the food, fun and excitement of catching a fish and bragging rights, every participant received a "goody bag" full of fishing equipment, Frisbees, magazines and other items, as well as the chance to win some great raffle gifts.
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    PopularIGFASchool of Sportfishing resumes this fall

    A topic list with course titles, descriptions and instructors is expected to be posted soon for the IGFA’s popular School of Sportfishing’s 16th session of evening classes this fall.
    The web site can be found at http://igfa.org/educate/School-of-Sportfishing.aspx.
    IGFA Education Coordinator Jeff Mackin said all classes are limited to the first 24 anglers to sign up and held Tuesday nights from 7 – 10 p.m. at the IGFA Headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla.
    IGFA Education Director Dave Matagiese said student anglers from previous classes have reported greatly improved catch ratios this summer after putting their newly gained knowledge to practice on the water.
    “We continue to hear from anglers who attended the program with excellent feedback on how they’ve become more efficient in finding fish faster and making each strike count.”
    The cost is $100 for IGFA members and $150 for non-members per class. For more information or to sign up please contact Mackin at 954-924-4340 or via JMackin@igfa.org.
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    Passing of former IGFA Trustee Stewart Campbell (w/head shot)

    Stewart Campbell, a longtime and devoted member of the IGFA Board of Trustees, passed away on August 4, 2010 after a battle with cancer. He was 79.
    Ranked as one of the world’s best anglers, Campbell fished the oceans for more than 40 years, set more than 15 world records, and was highly respected by the international angling community.
    "He was part of a great generation of guys that hunted and fished all along the Texas coast, all concerned with conservation and preserving the resources for their grandchildren," said Terry Atmar, Stewart's son-in-law in an interview with the Houston Chronicle.
    Campbell graduated first in his class at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Scholarship for excellence in engineering. He later designed and built sport fishing boats and shallow-water bay boats popular along the Gulf coast.
    His love for fishing took him around the world. His son-in-law said while on a fishing trip in 1996 in Venezuela, Campbell was pulled out of his boat by a 1,000-pound marlin and lived to tell the story. He also refined the "bait-and-switch" technique for fishing, where the rigged bait and hook are slid back to the fish as the teaser lure is retrieved.
    Campbell served as chairman of the IGFA’s Rules Committee that provides oversight on the IGFA’s International Angling Rules and World Records issues.
    "He was involved in research on marlin migration and was concerned about the decline in their population," Atmar added. "He was really worried about the resource."
    “It is a sad day indeed for the sportfishing fraternity that we should lose such a person as Stewart,” expressed George Matthews, Chairman of the IGFA Board. “In my opinion he was a large part of the consciousness of the IGFA. I personally relied on his well thought-out interpretation of the rules and his kindly manner. Our prayers go out to Nikki and the Campbell family at this difficult time.”
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    Calendar of upcoming IGFA events for 2010

    October 26, 2010 -- The 12th Annual IGFA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla., USA -- This year’s event will celebrate all 80 members and the five newest inductees of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame who include Yoshiro Hattori, Capt. Steve Huff, George G. Matthews, John Wilson and Forrest Wood. The inductees are selected for the important contributions they have made to the sport of fishing through angling achievements, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communication or administration of fishery resources. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, the induction ceremony for the 2010 class and dinner. Tickets are $200. For reservation information please contact Ms. Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or LArico@igfa.org.
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    October 28 - November 1, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing mini sessions at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., USA -- Presented by IMTRA Marine Products, the IGFA School of Sportfishing, is hosting eight "mini-sessions" on site at the boat show with some of South Florida’s best captains and professional anglers on stage. Anglers will be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from eight of the most experienced fishermen on the water including IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors Karl Anderson, Jamie Bunn, Josh Brown, Tony DiGiulian, Mike Holliday, Rick Murphy, Ray Rosher, and Bouncer Smith. All of the sessions are free after purchasing a ticket to the Show.
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    December 9, 2010Second Annual NaplesFlorida Gala, Port Royal Club, Naples, Fla., USA, beginning with the cocktail hour at 6:30 -- Benefiting the IGFA’s Education and Conservation Initiatives, tickets start at $250 per person and sponsorships are available. For more information or to RSVP (by November 30th), contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222, or email larico@igfa.org.
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    January 28, 2011 -- 27th Annual IGFA Auction & Banquet at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., USA, beginning at 6 p.m. -- It’s the IGFA’s biggest fundraising event of the year with more than 200 silent and live auction items up for bid. Donations are already arriving including trips, cruises, artwork, fishing gear and more. The auction will be featured on the IGFA website www.igfa.org beginning the first week of November when the popular on-line portion of the auction begins. Tickets are $200 per person and included the silent auction, Conservation Awards, dinner and live auction and free valet parking. Corporate tables for 10 are also available for $3000 which includes VIP placement, table favors, an ad in the auction program and more. To make a donation to the auction or for reservations and additional information please contact Ms. Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or LArico@igfa.org.
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    IGFA Hot News and Hot Catches – September 2010
    By Pete Johnson, Johnson Communications – IGFA PR Counsel

    Take Marlin off the Menu today! ... here’s how you can help
    Saving the world’s imperiled billfish stocks seems like a big job – and it is – but the International Game Fish Association and National Coalition for Marine Conservation have made it possible for passionate anglers to help make it happen in less than a minute.
    The Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 (H.R. 5804) went to the House of Representatives July 21, and now recreational anglers and ocean enthusiasts from across the nation are telling Washington how much healthy fisheries matter. The United States is the world’s largest importer of marlin, sailfish, and spearfish – endangering stocks that are already severely depleted. The Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 seeks to end commercial harvest, importation and sale of these species in the U.S., and the IGFA is urging those who care about healthy fisheries to visit http://takemarlinoffthemenu.org/Billfish_Conservation_Act to voice their support today.
    It only takes a few seconds to enter a name and ZIP code to tell local Representatives about the importance of conserving billfish populations for years to come.
    Many recreational anglers are conservationists first and foremost, and the growing popularity of circle hooks and catch-and-release tournaments attests to widespread awareness of the need to protect billfish. Unfortunately, commercial demand for billfish has far outweighed the conservation efforts of recreational anglers. A niche seafood market exists in which billfish are marketed to high-end restaurants. These fish are among the ocean’s top predators, and without your help, they face a very real possibility of permanent collapse.

    Now is the time to Take Marlin Off the Menu
    Concerned about the health of billfish fisheries, the IGFA and the National Coalition for Marine Conservation joined forces in 2008 to create the Take Marlin off the Menu campaign. In just two short years, the campaign gained the support of such luminaries as Wolfgang Puck and the Wegmans Supermarket chain – as well as the attention of U.S. policymakers. Their support hinged largely on an Economic Analysis of International Billfish Markets which shows that the economic value of the U.S. billfish trade is almost nil in relation to the rest of the U.S. commercial fishing industry.
    Support of the Billfish Conservation Act would close the U.S. to commercial billfish harvest, importation and sale. It would have a negligible impact on the commercial industry in the U.S. while helping increase the abundance of these important apex predators and also the value of the recreational fishery, which brings in billions of dollars annually but has a minimal impact on billfish populations.
    Take action today to make sure that no billfish will end up in grocery store shelves or on restaurant menus again. Visit http://takemarlinoffthemenu.org/Billfish_Conservation_Act to do your part to take marlin off the menu!
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    IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame ceremony tickets on sale (w/photo of banquet)

    Tickets are selling at a brisk pace for the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame on Tuesday, October 26 where five men -- from the United States, Japan and Britain, all who have made significant contributions to the sport of recreational fishing -- will be inducted that evening as the 12th class.
    They include Yoshiro Hattori of Japan, John Wilson from England, and Capt. Steve Huff, George G. Matthews, and Forrest Wood all from the U.S.
    The honorees are selected each year for their significant contributions through achievements in angling, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communications or administration of fishery resources.
    Presently 80 Hall of Fame members are enshrined at the IGFA including Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, Curt Gowdy, Ted Williams, Stu Apte, Lee and Joan Wulff, Michael and Helen Lerner, Philip Wylie, Johnny Morris, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, and Don Tyson.
    Tickets are $200 and include the cocktail reception and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner and the induction ceremony in the Greats Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.
    Special sponsorships and sponsor tables are available. For reservation information please contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or via e-mail: larico@igfa.org.
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    New low cost IGFA E-memberships now available

    If you love fishing and also find yourself reading more magazines or books online we have the perfect membership for you.
    The International Game Fish Association has introduced a new online e-membership making all of its members-only content available electronically at a discounted introductory price of just $15 (US). This low cost web-only membership offers the same benefits as a traditional membership in a digital format including:
    • Access to International Angler newsletter online
    • Access to World Record Game Fishes book online
    • Online access to world records
    • Discounted world record application - $40
    • Discounted scale certifications - $30
    • Unlimited free entry into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
    • 10% Discount on IGFA gift shop purchases
    • Invitations to upcoming events
    • The latest angling and record-seeking news via email and online
    Regularly priced at $20, the e-membership will be available for only $15 during this introductory offer.
    To become an IGFA e-member today and to save, sign up online at www.igfa.org/members and begin enjoying your benefits now. For questions or further information, please contact IGFA Membership at 954-927-2628 or email HQ@igfa.org.
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    Upcoming IGFA Education and Outreach Events:

    From the U.S. east coast to its west coast, the IGFA’s education department is involved in numerous activities. Here are a couple of events coming up:
    In the Florida Keys on September 26th, the IGFA Education team will be hosting a Touch Tank demonstration at World Wide Sportsman’s 13th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby in Islamorada. Thanks to great sponsors like Critter Control and Mercury Marine, the IGFA mobile Touch Tank will make the journey to the Keys to give participants, both young and old, the opportunity to get face-to-face with some of the interesting marine critters that inhabit Florida’s coasts.
    This event is set to attract over 400 anglers to take part in a great day of fishing, sportsmanship and learning. This event is completely free for the whole family and in addition to the IGFA Touch Tank demonstration, will feature a casting contest, kid’s fishing seminars with professional anglers, free hot dogs and Cokes and much more.
    Don’t miss out on the largest kid’s fishing clinic in the Florida Keys. For more information on this fun interactive event, please contact World Wide Sportsman in Islamorada at Manager_Islamorada_FL@basspro.com.
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    IGFA and UPSAC Kid’s Fishing Derby coming October 2nd near Santa Barbara, Calif.
    The IGFA has partnered with the United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) for a Kid’s Fishing Derby on October 2 in the Santa Barbara area at the Goleta Pier in Goleta, California.
    Young anglers, ages six through 15, are invited to compete in the free IGFA and UPSAC Kid’s Fishing Derby. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the tournament running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The competition features a points system to allow for catch and release. Winners, one in each age category from six to 15, (anyone under six is part of the age six group) will be determined by adding up points for various fish caught. The angler with the most points overall will be recognized on the tournament’s perpetual trophy.
    IGFA representatives and volunteers from UPSAC will assist young anglers and help tally points. A lunch of hot dogs will be provided to participating anglers and their families. For more information, contact the United Pier and Shore Anglers of California at board@uspsac.org.
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    IGFA accepting grant requests for school lab programs (w/photos)

    The IGFA Education and Outreach Program is currently accepting grant requests for school groups in grades K-12 to participate in their hands-on lab programs.
    Funds are available for groups to participate in the lab programs either on-site at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida or the IGFA Education Team can come to your classroom to host many of the educational lab programs at your school. Priority for funding is given to Title-I schools.
    Programs are available from Monday - Friday during school hours and require a minimum of 20 participants. For more information on how your school group can participate in these marine science programs for free, please contact Veronica Woods at 954-924-4309 or email at vwoods@igfa.org.
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    New IGFA Junior Angler website; Fish, Explore, Discover, Learn (w/logo)

    Youngsters can now fish the IGFA website – completely free of charge on a wide array of fishing and marine subjects the world over.
    Under the tagline “Fish, Explore, Discover, Learn,” the International Game Fish Association launched its new Junior Angler program in July with a brand new website full of pro fishing tips and tricks, species identifications, biological information on marine and aquatic animals, games, contests, photo galleries and videos.
    The IGFA’s Junior Angler and Smallfry World Records will also be featured – but now every child has the opportunity to brag about their catches, record or otherwise.
    “The overall goal and mission of the IGFA’s Junior Angler Program is to get more kids actively involved in recreational fishing activities,” said IGFA Education Director David Matagiese. “By transitioning our Junior Angler Program into a free online membership format, thousands of children all over the world will be able to share photos and fishing stories with each other – connecting young anglers across lakes, streams and oceans.”
    The Junior Angler page will be accessible from www.igfa.org under the “Educate” tab.
    Indeed, being free, digital and interactive are key new features of the IGFA’s new Junior Angler program. Hoping to reach as many youths as possible, and with the support of Mercury Marine, Critter Control, Costa Del Mar, Rapala and TakeMeFishing.org, the IGFA is providing their wealth of resources to kids in a safe and easily-accessible venue and without charging a fee – a price point parents will appreciate. Another winning point with parents is the Junior Angler website’s designation as a SafeSite, which means each child’s information and experience is completely protected while he or she is online.
    New Junior Angler members will also still receive many of the same great benefits they had in the past including free admission to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, discounts in the IGFA online store, free access to all of the IGFA Junior Angler World Records and much more. Combined with all the activities available on the website, the IGFA is offering plenty of ways to keep kids engaged in fishing all summer long – and all for free!
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    Junior Anglers: registerto win a David Wirth circle hook pendant (w/photos of Wirth and hook pendant)

    Not only is the new IGFA Junior Angler website cool but young anglers can enter a monthly contest to win an impressive old-style fishing hook pendant keepsake, the type of hook used by fishermen centuries ago.
    The IGFA has teamed up with world renowned marine wildlife artist, IGFA Representative and Corporate Sponsor, David Wirth, who is giving new IGFA Junior Angler Members with yet another reason to join through his arts.
    Each youngster who registers to become a new IGFA Junior Angler will automatically be entered in a monthly drawing to win a Bone Hawaiian Style Circle Hook Pendant that Wirth brings from Maui. A total of five hook pendants will be given away each month to randomly selected winners. The drawings will be held monthly and will continue through July 31, 2011 or while supplies last.
    For more on Wirth and his marine artwork, plus the story behind the Hawaiian Style Circle Hooks, check out www.davidwirth.com.
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    IGFA School of Sportfishing pros at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

    While checking out the latest fishing gadgets or considering a new skiff at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, anglers will also be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from some of the most experienced fishermen on the water at 16 “mini sessions” hosted by the IGFA’s highly acclaimed School of Sportfishing.
    Presented by IMTRA Marine Products, the mini-sessions on eight different subjects will be held on site with some of South Florida’s best captains and professional anglers throughout the boat show.
    The eight featured IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors will include Karl Anderson, Jamie Bunn, Josh Brown, Tony DiGiulian, Mike Holliday, Rick Murphy, Ray Rosher, and Bouncer Smith.
    All of the sessions are free after purchasing a ticket to the show, long renowned for being the world's largest event of its kind, featuring more than three billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines, and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide.
    The 51st edition of the show will take place October 28 - November 1, and cover more than three million square feet of space, both on land and in the water.
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    September Hot Catches (wphotos)

    It’s not just men but also women are quite active in the pursuit of IGFA World Records. So for the September Hot Catches we lead off with a trio of female record setters and their recent fishing accomplishments now before the IGFA world records committee reviewing potential new records. IGFA World Records Coordinator Jack Vitek also updates us with other pending records from across the globe including Australia, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Italy and the U.S.
    A young lady angler who has held 81 world records and who is adept with fly gear, Heather Michelle Harkavy, of Coral Springs, Fla, USA, landed a greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) on July 12, weighing in at 12.25 kg (27 lb 0 oz) while fishing off McClellanville, South Carolina, USA. Guided by Chris Morrison, Harkavy’s AJ took her 30 minutes to land and qualifies for the women’s 10 kg (20 lb) tippet record. The current IGFA record is 10.88 kg (24 lb 0 oz) from Florida’s Dry Tortugas, in 2002. (Photo – greater amberjack - 36164)

    IGFA Representative Dr. Julie H. Ball of Virginia Beach, VA, USA, is another lady angler, who has 11 world records to her credit and after a 100 minute fight on June 11, may have a 12th record after catching a 33.57 kg (74 lb 0 oz) cobia (Rachycentron canadum). She made the local newspapers for her Chesapeake Bay, Virginia catch that qualifies her for the IGFA’s women’s 10 kg (20 lb) line class record. Guided by Rudy Levasseur, the cobia took a live eel that Julie was using for bait. The current IGFA record is 31.93 kg (70 lb 6 oz) from the Gulf of Mexico off Destin, Fla., USA in 1996. (Photo - cobia - 36181)

    Lady fly angler Margaret Shaughnessy of Medford, Oregon, USA, may set a new record by breaking her current record after landing a roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) June 3 off Bahia de Los Suenos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Guided by Jesus Jorge Green Lucero, the fish weighed 8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz) which is heavy enough to qualify for the women’s 4 kg (8 lb) tippet record. Shaughnessy landed the rooster in 40 minutes after taking her kinky muddler fly. Her current women’s IGFA tippet record is 3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz) recorded almost a year ago to the date from the same waters. The fish was released. (Photo - roosterfish – 32782)

    With John Winzel as his guide fly angler Peter Morse of Leura New South Wales, Australia, landed a southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) on April 22, while fishing Pedra Blanca, Australia. Morse’s tuna weighed in at 25 kg (55 lb 1 oz) and qualifies for the men’s 10 kg (20 lb) tippet record. Morse used a Fat Boy fly and took 40 minutes to land the fish. The current IGFA record is 16.2 kg (35 lb 11 oz) caught in 2002 off Tasmania, Australia. (Photo - southern bluefin tuna – 36153)

    Using his fly tackle, Kiev, Ukraine angler Lurii Diachenko, landed a 3.12 kg (6 lb 14 oz) Mongolian grayling (Thymallus brevirostris) on June 4, to qualify for the IGFA All-Tackle record. Diachenko was fishing Lake Khurgan, Mongolia when the fish took his fly. The current IGFA record is .9 kg (2 lb 0 oz) recorded from Mongolia’s Inchin River in 2005. (Photo - Mongolian grayling - 36163)

    Fly fishing Italy’s Lake of Annone, Milan’s Paolo Pacchiarini landed a huge northern pike (Esox lucius) on June 19 qualifying him for the 8 kg (16 lb) tippet record. The fish hit Paolo’s wiggle tail fly and 10 minutes later, the carnirvorous fish was weighed in at 16.33 kg (36 lb 0 oz). The current IGFA record is 14.51 kg (32 lb 0 oz) pulled from Manitoba, Canada’s Nejanilini Lake in 1994. (Photo - northern pike - 36200)

    IGFA multi-record angler Ian Middleton of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, guided by Oliver Middleton, landed one of his favorite fish, a 15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz) black Papuan snapper (Lutjanus goldiei) on July 11, while fishing Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea. The freshwater snapper qualifies for the 24 kg (50 lb) line class record, and took Middleton eight minutes to boat. The current IGFA record is 14 kg (30 lb 13 oz) recorded last year in the same region. Middleton holds four other records for the species. (Photo - black Papuan snapper – 36206)

    Angler Rory Francis Eidelman of Magaliesburg, South Africa, guided by Richard Hartley, landed a yellowspotted trevally (Caranx fulvoguttatus) on May 11, weighing 13.75 kg (30 lb 5 oz) to qualify for the IGFA All-Tackle record. Eidelman needed 25 minutes to land the trevally while fishing Sudwana Bay, South Africa, after it hit his pink Maria Spoon. The current IGFA record is 11.2 kg (24 lb 11 oz) off Mozambique’s Inhaca Island in 1998. (Photo - yellowspotted trevally – 36203)

    Fishing the Gulf of Mexico Chuck Redden landed a monster black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) on July 25, off the coast of his hometown of Punta Gorda, Florida, USA. Redden was using live pinfish, and after a 15 minute fight, the fish was weighed in at 27.16 kg (59 lb 14 oz), qualifying Redden for the men’s 24 kg (50 lb) line class record. He hopes to decimate the current IGFA record of 4.88 kg (10 lb 12 oz) recorded last year off the coast of nearby Ft. Myers. (Photo - black grouper - 36208)

    Junior angler Ted Carroll of Chatham, New Jersey, USA, guided by Rick Carroll, landed a 27.22 kg (60 lb 0 oz) striped bass (Morone saxatilis) on July 26, while fishing Fishers Island, Connecticut, USA. Carroll’s fish hit a live eel and it took him 10 minutes to land, qualifying Ted for the male junior record. The current IGFA record is 26.25 kg (57 lb 14 oz) made in 2008 from East Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo - striped bass – 36227)

    On August 3, smallfry angler Cody Thomas Mason Konop of Anchorage, Alaska, USA, guided by Tom Konop, landed a huge lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus), to qualify for the male smallfry record. Cody’s fish weighed in at 23.93 kg (52 lb 12 oz) and took the youngster 20 minutes to land. The voracious predator hit his Storm wild eye shad, while Konop was fishing Alaska’s Gulf of Alaska. The current IGFA record is 23.39 kg (51 lb 9 oz). (Photo - lingcod – 36226)
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    ---Now at the IGFA Museum---

    In the Art Gallery; The FunkyFishArt of David Roehm.
    David Roehm (pronounced REEM) was born and raised in Broward County, Florida and is the creator of Funkyfishart.com. He draws inspiration from fishing and snorkeling off the coast and inland waterways of South Florida and the Keys. Many of the quaint old bars, hangouts and fishing spots now gone are depicted in Dave's artistry, but they are not all done on the usual canvas. He specializes in decorating unusual items such as fire hydrants and wood sculptures. David Roehm's colorful and whimsical FunkyFishArt will be on display through Spring 2011 in the Art Gallery at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.
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    Coming soon to the Changing Gallery “Marc Montocchio: A Life in the Sea”
    An exhibition of photographs by internationally known underwater photographer Marc Montocchio opens October 22, 2010. Unlike ordinary ink on paper photos, Montocchio’s photographs are produced as dye-sublimation prints on sheets of highly polished aluminum, giving the images a brilliant, high-definition effect. Born and reared in South Africa, Montocchio’s work has taken him on expeditions all over the world, producing cutting-edge photographs of ocean life. The beauty and intimate nature of the work will have broad appeal for anyone who loves marine life and has an interest in its conservation. Montocchio’s work will be on display in the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum Changing Gallery through April 2011. For more information visit www.occhioinc.com
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    IGFA in the U.S. West
    Michael Farrior-IGFA Annual Juniors’ Tournament was a family affair (with photos)

    With giggles from the girls, and lots of whooping and yelling from the boys, it was easy to see that the 2010 Michael Farrior-IGFA Annual Juniors’ Tournament held August 20 in San Diego was a huge success.
    The event, formally the Marlin Club Junior Angler Tournament, was renamed this year in honor of IGFA Trustee Michael Farrior, who has personally been very supportive of the event for over five years.
    Most participants fished on sport fishers in the ocean, but three young anglers fished from the shore around Shelter Island. Several sharks were caught and released by the youngsters.
    IGFA Representative Gary Graham reported that in spite of the slow fishing the event focused on the fishing experience rather than the catches. When lines were out and everyone returned to the Marlin Club, there was plenty of laughter and fun as grandmothers, grandfathers, fathers and mothers sat down with their young ones for an 'all you could eat barbeque' and shared some of the events of the day. With a little prompting, each child told about their successes or near catches.
    The winning angler was Kale’a Woodard, seven year-old daughter of Marlin Club President Bob Woodard, catching a 2 lb 12 oz barracuda, the largest fish caught by any of the junior anglers aged 15 and under, and backed it with a calico bass.
    After a special award for Kale’a, each child was given a raffle ticket which allowed them to choose a prize from a table piled high with items provided by the generous sponsors including; Fisherman's Landing Tackle Shop, Costa Sunglasses, along with a DFG California Fishing Passport and many local merchant gift certificates.
    Going the extra distance, Fisherman's Landing Tackle Shop's Doug Kern came by in the mid-morning to find a Big Brother and a youngster who entered late fishing off the Marlin Club Dock. Doug offered to take them out for the afternoon on his boat. They were grateful for Doug's generosity and eagerly accepted the offer.

    (caption)The winning angler was Kale’a Woodard, catching a 2 lb 12 oz barracuda, the largest fish caught by any of the junior anglers aged 15 and under. Kale’a also caught a calico bass weighing one pound. After weighing the winning barracuda, she released the fish into San Diego Bay.
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    Popular IGFA School of Sportfishing returning with nine classes

    The IGFA’s popular School of Sportfishing, brought to anglers by Mercury Marine will be returning 16th session of evening classes this fall and increasing the schedule with nine classes.
    A topic list with course titles, descriptions and instructors is expected to be posted soon and can be found on the IGFA website at http://igfa.org/educate/School-of-Sportfishing.aspx .
    IGFA Education Coordinator Jeff Mackin said each of the nine classes is limited to the first 24 anglers to sign up. They are held Tuesday nights from 7 – 10 p.m. at the IGFA Headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla.
    “Anglers who have taken previous classes have reported greatly improved catch ratios this summer after putting their newly gained knowledge to practice on the water,” said IGFA Education Director Dave Matagiese. “We continue to hear excellent feedback from past students who have attended the program on how they’ve become more efficient in finding fish faster and making each strike count.”
    The cost is $100 for IGFA members and $150 for non-members per class. For more information or to sign up please contact Mackin at 954-924-4340 or via JMackin@igfa.org.
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    “Did You Know?” – Interesting facts from the IGFA
    Recreational Fishery Sectors
    • In the United States of America* an average of 33.3 million fishing trips are taken yearly by marine recreational fisheries. About 47% of these are shore based fisheries, 45% are on private boats or rented boats and 8% are on the for-hire sector (i.e. charter boats, head boats). 1
    • Australia has similar breakdown of fishing of effort by fishing sectors; 57% are shore based, 41.4% are on private boats or rented boats and 1.6% are on chartered fishing boats. 1

    *excluding Texas due to data deficiency
    1. Figueira, W.F. and Coleman, F.C. 2010. Comparing Landings of United States Recreational Fishery Sectors. Bulletin of Marine Science, 86(3): 499-514.
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    Calendar of upcoming IGFA events for 2010

    October 26, 2010 -- The 12th Annual IGFA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla., USA -- This year’s event will celebrate all 80 members and the five newest inductees of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame who include Yoshiro Hattori, Capt. Steve Huff, George G. Matthews, John Wilson and Forrest Wood. The inductees are selected for the important contributions they have made to the sport of fishing through angling achievements, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communication or administration of fishery resources. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, the induction ceremony for the 2010 class and dinner. Tickets are $200. For reservation information please contact Ms. Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or LArico@igfa.org.
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    October 28 - November 1, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing mini sessions at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., USA -- Presented by IMTRA Marine Products, the IGFA School of Sportfishing, is hosting eight "mini-sessions" on site at the boat show with some of South Florida’s best captains and professional anglers on stage. Anglers will be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from eight of the most experienced fishermen on the water including IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors Karl Anderson, Jamie Bunn, Josh Brown, Tony DiGiulian, Mike Holliday, Rick Murphy, Ray Rosher, and Bouncer Smith. All of the sessions are free after purchasing a ticket to the Show.
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    December 9, 2010Second Annual Naples Florida Gala, Port Royal Club, Naples, Fla., USA, beginning with the cocktail hour at 6:30 -- Benefiting the IGFA’s Education and Conservation Initiatives, tickets start at $250 per person and sponsorships are available. For more information or to RSVP (by November 30th), contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222, or email larico@igfa.org.
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    January 28, 2011 -- 27th Annual IGFA Auction & Banquet at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., USA, beginning at 6 p.m. -- It’s the IGFA’s biggest fundraising event of the year with more than 200 silent and live auction items up for bid. Donations are already arriving including trips, cruises, artwork, fishing gear and more. The auction will be featured on the IGFA website www.igfa.org beginning the first week of November when the popular on-line portion of the auction begins. Tickets are $200 per person and included the silent auction, Conservation Awards, dinner and live auction and free valet parking. Corporate tables for 10 are also available for $3000 which includes VIP placement, table favors, an ad in the auction program and more. To make a donation to the auction or for reservations and additional information please contact Ms. Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or LArico@igfa.org.
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    2010
    By Pete Johnson, Johnson Communications – IGFA PR Counsel

    Take Marlin off the Menu today! ... here’s how you can help
    Saving the world’s imperiled billfish stocks seems like a big job – and it is – but the International Game Fish Association and National Coalition for Marine Conservation have made it possible for passionate anglers to help make it happen in less than a minute.
    The Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 (H.R. 5804) went to the House of Representatives July 21, and now recreational anglers and ocean enthusiasts from across the nation are telling Washington how much healthy fisheries matter. The United States is the world’s largest importer of marlin, sailfish, and spearfish – endangering stocks that are already severely depleted. The Billfish Conservation Act of 2010 seeks to end commercial harvest, importation and sale of these species in the U.S., and the IGFA is urging those who care about healthy fisheries to visit http://takemarlinoffthemenu.org/Billfish_Conservation_Act to voice their support today.
    It only takes a few seconds to enter a name and ZIP code to tell local Representatives about the importance of conserving billfish populations for years to come.
    Many recreational anglers are conservationists first and foremost, and the growing popularity of circle hooks and catch-and-release tournaments attests to widespread awareness of the need to protect billfish. Unfortunately, commercial demand for billfish has far outweighed the conservation efforts of recreational anglers. A niche seafood market exists in which billfish are marketed to high-end restaurants. These fish are among the ocean’s top predators, and without your help, they face a very real possibility of permanent collapse.

    Now is the time to Take Marlin Off the Menu
    Concerned about the health of billfish fisheries, the IGFA and the National Coalition for Marine Conservation joined forces in 2008 to create the Take Marlin off the Menu campaign. In just two short years, the campaign gained the support of such luminaries as Wolfgang Puck and the Wegmans Supermarket chain – as well as the attention of U.S. policymakers. Their support hinged largely on an Economic Analysis of International Billfish Markets which shows that the economic value of the U.S. billfish trade is almost nil in relation to the rest of the U.S. commercial fishing industry.
    Support of the Billfish Conservation Act would close the U.S. to commercial billfish harvest, importation and sale. It would have a negligible impact on the commercial industry in the U.S. while helping increase the abundance of these important apex predators and also the value of the recreational fishery, which brings in billions of dollars annually but has a minimal impact on billfish populations.
    Take action today to make sure that no billfish will end up in grocery store shelves or on restaurant menus again. Visit http://takemarlinoffthemenu.org/Billfish_Conservation_Act to do your part to take marlin off the menu!
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    IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame ceremony tickets on sale (w/photo of banquet)

    Tickets are selling at a brisk pace for the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame on Tuesday, October 26 where five men -- from the United States, Japan and Britain, all who have made significant contributions to the sport of recreational fishing -- will be inducted that evening as the 12th class.
    They include Yoshiro Hattori of Japan, John Wilson from England, and Capt. Steve Huff, George G. Matthews, and Forrest Wood all from the U.S.
    The honorees are selected each year for their significant contributions through achievements in angling, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communications or administration of fishery resources.
    Presently 80 Hall of Fame members are enshrined at the IGFA including Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey, Curt Gowdy, Ted Williams, Stu Apte, Lee and Joan Wulff, Michael and Helen Lerner, Philip Wylie, Johnny Morris, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, and Don Tyson.
    Tickets are $200 and include the cocktail reception and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner and the induction ceremony in the Greats Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.
    Special sponsorships and sponsor tables are available. For reservation information please contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or via e-mail: larico@igfa.org.
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    New low cost IGFA E-memberships now available

    If you love fishing and also find yourself reading more magazines or books online we have the perfect membership for you.
    The International Game Fish Association has introduced a new online e-membership making all of its members-only content available electronically at a discounted introductory price of just $15 (US). This low cost web-only membership offers the same benefits as a traditional membership in a digital format including:
    • Access to International Angler newsletter online
    • Access to World Record Game Fishes book online
    • Online access to world records
    • Discounted world record application - $40
    • Discounted scale certifications - $30
    • Unlimited free entry into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
    • 10% Discount on IGFA gift shop purchases
    • Invitations to upcoming events
    • The latest angling and record-seeking news via email and online
    Regularly priced at $20, the e-membership will be available for only $15 during this introductory offer.
    To become an IGFA e-member today and to save, sign up online at www.igfa.org/members and begin enjoying your benefits now. For questions or further information, please contact IGFA Membership at 954-927-2628 or email HQ@igfa.org.
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    Upcoming IGFA Education and Outreach Events:

    From the U.S. east coast to its west coast, the IGFA’s education department is involved in numerous activities. Here are a couple of events coming up:
    In the Florida Keys on September 26th, the IGFA Education team will be hosting a Touch Tank demonstration at World Wide Sportsman’s 13th Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby in Islamorada. Thanks to great sponsors like Critter Control and Mercury Marine, the IGFA mobile Touch Tank will make the journey to the Keys to give participants, both young and old, the opportunity to get face-to-face with some of the interesting marine critters that inhabit Florida’s coasts.
    This event is set to attract over 400 anglers to take part in a great day of fishing, sportsmanship and learning. This event is completely free for the whole family and in addition to the IGFA Touch Tank demonstration, will feature a casting contest, kid’s fishing seminars with professional anglers, free hot dogs and Cokes and much more.
    Don’t miss out on the largest kid’s fishing clinic in the Florida Keys. For more information on this fun interactive event, please contact World Wide Sportsman in Islamorada at Manager_Islamorada_FL@basspro.com.
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    IGFA and UPSAC Kid’s Fishing Derby coming October 2nd near Santa Barbara, Calif.
    The IGFA has partnered with the United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) for a Kid’s Fishing Derby on October 2 in the Santa Barbara area at the Goleta Pier in Goleta, California.
    Young anglers, ages six through 15, are invited to compete in the free IGFA and UPSAC Kid’s Fishing Derby. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the tournament running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The competition features a points system to allow for catch and release. Winners, one in each age category from six to 15, (anyone under six is part of the age six group) will be determined by adding up points for various fish caught. The angler with the most points overall will be recognized on the tournament’s perpetual trophy.
    IGFA representatives and volunteers from UPSAC will assist young anglers and help tally points. A lunch of hot dogs will be provided to participating anglers and their families. For more information, contact the United Pier and Shore Anglers of California at board@uspsac.org.
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    IGFA accepting grant requests for school lab programs (w/photos)

    The IGFA Education and Outreach Program is currently accepting grant requests for school groups in grades K-12 to participate in their hands-on lab programs.
    Funds are available for groups to participate in the lab programs either on-site at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida or the IGFA Education Team can come to your classroom to host many of the educational lab programs at your school. Priority for funding is given to Title-I schools.
    Programs are available from Monday - Friday during school hours and require a minimum of 20 participants. For more information on how your school group can participate in these marine science programs for free, please contact Veronica Woods at 954-924-4309 or email at vwoods@igfa.org.
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    New IGFA Junior Angler website; Fish, Explore, Discover, Learn (w/logo)

    Youngsters can now fish the IGFA website – completely free of charge on a wide array of fishing and marine subjects the world over.
    Under the tagline “Fish, Explore, Discover, Learn,” the International Game Fish Association launched its new Junior Angler program in July with a brand new website full of pro fishing tips and tricks, species identifications, biological information on marine and aquatic animals, games, contests, photo galleries and videos.
    The IGFA’s Junior Angler and Smallfry World Records will also be featured – but now every child has the opportunity to brag about their catches, record or otherwise.
    “The overall goal and mission of the IGFA’s Junior Angler Program is to get more kids actively involved in recreational fishing activities,” said IGFA Education Director David Matagiese. “By transitioning our Junior Angler Program into a free online membership format, thousands of children all over the world will be able to share photos and fishing stories with each other – connecting young anglers across lakes, streams and oceans.”
    The Junior Angler page will be accessible from www.igfa.org under the “Educate” tab.
    Indeed, being free, digital and interactive are key new features of the IGFA’s new Junior Angler program. Hoping to reach as many youths as possible, and with the support of Mercury Marine, Critter Control, Costa Del Mar, Rapala and TakeMeFishing.org, the IGFA is providing their wealth of resources to kids in a safe and easily-accessible venue and without charging a fee – a price point parents will appreciate. Another winning point with parents is the Junior Angler website’s designation as a SafeSite, which means each child’s information and experience is completely protected while he or she is online.
    New Junior Angler members will also still receive many of the same great benefits they had in the past including free admission to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, discounts in the IGFA online store, free access to all of the IGFA Junior Angler World Records and much more. Combined with all the activities available on the website, the IGFA is offering plenty of ways to keep kids engaged in fishing all summer long – and all for free!
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    Junior Anglers: registerto win a David Wirth circle hook pendant (w/photos of Wirth and hook pendant)

    Not only is the new IGFA Junior Angler website cool but young anglers can enter a monthly contest to win an impressive old-style fishing hook pendant keepsake, the type of hook used by fishermen centuries ago.
    The IGFA has teamed up with world renowned marine wildlife artist, IGFA Representative and Corporate Sponsor, David Wirth, who is giving new IGFA Junior Angler Members with yet another reason to join through his arts.
    Each youngster who registers to become a new IGFA Junior Angler will automatically be entered in a monthly drawing to win a Bone Hawaiian Style Circle Hook Pendant that Wirth brings from Maui. A total of five hook pendants will be given away each month to randomly selected winners. The drawings will be held monthly and will continue through July 31, 2011 or while supplies last.
    For more on Wirth and his marine artwork, plus the story behind the Hawaiian Style Circle Hooks, check out www.davidwirth.com.
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    IGFA School of Sportfishing pros at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

    While checking out the latest fishing gadgets or considering a new skiff at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, anglers will also be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from some of the most experienced fishermen on the water at 16 “mini sessions” hosted by the IGFA’s highly acclaimed School of Sportfishing.
    Presented by IMTRA Marine Products, the mini-sessions on eight different subjects will be held on site with some of South Florida’s best captains and professional anglers throughout the boat show.
    The eight featured IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors will include Karl Anderson, Jamie Bunn, Josh Brown, Tony DiGiulian, Mike Holliday, Rick Murphy, Ray Rosher, and Bouncer Smith.
    All of the sessions are free after purchasing a ticket to the show, long renowned for being the world's largest event of its kind, featuring more than three billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines, and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide.
    The 51st edition of the show will take place October 28 - November 1, and cover more than three million square feet of space, both on land and in the water.
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    September Hot Catches (wphotos)

    It’s not just men but also women are quite active in the pursuit of IGFA World Records. So for the September Hot Catches we lead off with a trio of female record setters and their recent fishing accomplishments now before the IGFA world records committee reviewing potential new records. IGFA World Records Coordinator Jack Vitek also updates us with other pending records from across the globe including Australia, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Italy and the U.S.
    A young lady angler who has held 81 world records and who is adept with fly gear, Heather Michelle Harkavy, of Coral Springs, Fla, USA, landed a greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) on July 12, weighing in at 12.25 kg (27 lb 0 oz) while fishing off McClellanville, South Carolina, USA. Guided by Chris Morrison, Harkavy’s AJ took her 30 minutes to land and qualifies for the women’s 10 kg (20 lb) tippet record. The current IGFA record is 10.88 kg (24 lb 0 oz) from Florida’s Dry Tortugas, in 2002. (Photo – greater amberjack - 36164)

    IGFA Representative Dr. Julie H. Ball of Virginia Beach, VA, USA, is another lady angler, who has 11 world records to her credit and after a 100 minute fight on June 11, may have a 12th record after catching a 33.57 kg (74 lb 0 oz) cobia (Rachycentron canadum). She made the local newspapers for her Chesapeake Bay, Virginia catch that qualifies her for the IGFA’s women’s 10 kg (20 lb) line class record. Guided by Rudy Levasseur, the cobia took a live eel that Julie was using for bait. The current IGFA record is 31.93 kg (70 lb 6 oz) from the Gulf of Mexico off Destin, Fla., USA in 1996. (Photo - cobia - 36181)

    Lady fly angler Margaret Shaughnessy of Medford, Oregon, USA, may set a new record by breaking her current record after landing a roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) June 3 off Bahia de Los Suenos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Guided by Jesus Jorge Green Lucero, the fish weighed 8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz) which is heavy enough to qualify for the women’s 4 kg (8 lb) tippet record. Shaughnessy landed the rooster in 40 minutes after taking her kinky muddler fly. Her current women’s IGFA tippet record is 3.63 kg (8 lb 0 oz) recorded almost a year ago to the date from the same waters. The fish was released. (Photo - roosterfish – 32782)

    With John Winzel as his guide fly angler Peter Morse of Leura New South Wales, Australia, landed a southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) on April 22, while fishing Pedra Blanca, Australia. Morse’s tuna weighed in at 25 kg (55 lb 1 oz) and qualifies for the men’s 10 kg (20 lb) tippet record. Morse used a Fat Boy fly and took 40 minutes to land the fish. The current IGFA record is 16.2 kg (35 lb 11 oz) caught in 2002 off Tasmania, Australia. (Photo - southern bluefin tuna – 36153)

    Using his fly tackle, Kiev, Ukraine angler Lurii Diachenko, landed a 3.12 kg (6 lb 14 oz) Mongolian grayling (Thymallus brevirostris) on June 4, to qualify for the IGFA All-Tackle record. Diachenko was fishing Lake Khurgan, Mongolia when the fish took his fly. The current IGFA record is .9 kg (2 lb 0 oz) recorded from Mongolia’s Inchin River in 2005. (Photo - Mongolian grayling - 36163)

    Fly fishing Italy’s Lake of Annone, Milan’s Paolo Pacchiarini landed a huge northern pike (Esox lucius) on June 19 qualifying him for the 8 kg (16 lb) tippet record. The fish hit Paolo’s wiggle tail fly and 10 minutes later, the carnirvorous fish was weighed in at 16.33 kg (36 lb 0 oz). The current IGFA record is 14.51 kg (32 lb 0 oz) pulled from Manitoba, Canada’s Nejanilini Lake in 1994. (Photo - northern pike - 36200)

    IGFA multi-record angler Ian Middleton of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, guided by Oliver Middleton, landed one of his favorite fish, a 15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz) black Papuan snapper (Lutjanus goldiei) on July 11, while fishing Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea. The freshwater snapper qualifies for the 24 kg (50 lb) line class record, and took Middleton eight minutes to boat. The current IGFA record is 14 kg (30 lb 13 oz) recorded last year in the same region. Middleton holds four other records for the species. (Photo - black Papuan snapper – 36206)

    Angler Rory Francis Eidelman of Magaliesburg, South Africa, guided by Richard Hartley, landed a yellowspotted trevally (Caranx fulvoguttatus) on May 11, weighing 13.75 kg (30 lb 5 oz) to qualify for the IGFA All-Tackle record. Eidelman needed 25 minutes to land the trevally while fishing Sudwana Bay, South Africa, after it hit his pink Maria Spoon. The current IGFA record is 11.2 kg (24 lb 11 oz) off Mozambique’s Inhaca Island in 1998. (Photo - yellowspotted trevally – 36203)

    Fishing the Gulf of Mexico Chuck Redden landed a monster black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci) on July 25, off the coast of his hometown of Punta Gorda, Florida, USA. Redden was using live pinfish, and after a 15 minute fight, the fish was weighed in at 27.16 kg (59 lb 14 oz), qualifying Redden for the men’s 24 kg (50 lb) line class record. He hopes to decimate the current IGFA record of 4.88 kg (10 lb 12 oz) recorded last year off the coast of nearby Ft. Myers. (Photo - black grouper - 36208)

    Junior angler Ted Carroll of Chatham, New Jersey, USA, guided by Rick Carroll, landed a 27.22 kg (60 lb 0 oz) striped bass (Morone saxatilis) on July 26, while fishing Fishers Island, Connecticut, USA. Carroll’s fish hit a live eel and it took him 10 minutes to land, qualifying Ted for the male junior record. The current IGFA record is 26.25 kg (57 lb 14 oz) made in 2008 from East Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada. (Photo - striped bass – 36227)

    On August 3, smallfry angler Cody Thomas Mason Konop of Anchorage, Alaska, USA, guided by Tom Konop, landed a huge lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus), to qualify for the male smallfry record. Cody’s fish weighed in at 23.93 kg (52 lb 12 oz) and took the youngster 20 minutes to land. The voracious predator hit his Storm wild eye shad, while Konop was fishing Alaska’s Gulf of Alaska. The current IGFA record is 23.39 kg (51 lb 9 oz). (Photo - lingcod – 36226)
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    ---Now at the IGFA Museum---

    In the Art Gallery; The FunkyFishArt of David Roehm.
    David Roehm (pronounced REEM) was born and raised in Broward County, Florida and is the creator of Funkyfishart.com. He draws inspiration from fishing and snorkeling off the coast and inland waterways of South Florida and the Keys. Many of the quaint old bars, hangouts and fishing spots now gone are depicted in Dave's artistry, but they are not all done on the usual canvas. He specializes in decorating unusual items such as fire hydrants and wood sculptures. David Roehm's colorful and whimsical FunkyFishArt will be on display through Spring 2011 in the Art Gallery at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.
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    Coming soon to the Changing Gallery “Marc Montocchio: A Life in the Sea”
    An exhibition of photographs by internationally known underwater photographer Marc Montocchio opens October 22, 2010. Unlike ordinary ink on paper photos, Montocchio’s photographs are produced as dye-sublimation prints on sheets of highly polished aluminum, giving the images a brilliant, high-definition effect. Born and reared in South Africa, Montocchio’s work has taken him on expeditions all over the world, producing cutting-edge photographs of ocean life. The beauty and intimate nature of the work will have broad appeal for anyone who loves marine life and has an interest in its conservation. Montocchio’s work will be on display in the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum Changing Gallery through April 2011. For more information visit www.occhioinc.com
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    IGFA in the U.S. West
    Michael Farrior-IGFA Annual Juniors’ Tournament was a family affair (with photos)

    With giggles from the girls, and lots of whooping and yelling from the boys, it was easy to see that the 2010 Michael Farrior-IGFA Annual Juniors’ Tournament held August 20 in San Diego was a huge success.
    The event, formally the Marlin Club Junior Angler Tournament, was renamed this year in honor of IGFA Trustee Michael Farrior, who has personally been very supportive of the event for over five years.
    Most participants fished on sport fishers in the ocean, but three young anglers fished from the shore around Shelter Island. Several sharks were caught and released by the youngsters.
    IGFA Representative Gary Graham reported that in spite of the slow fishing the event focused on the fishing experience rather than the catches. When lines were out and everyone returned to the Marlin Club, there was plenty of laughter and fun as grandmothers, grandfathers, fathers and mothers sat down with their young ones for an 'all you could eat barbeque' and shared some of the events of the day. With a little prompting, each child told about their successes or near catches.
    The winning angler was Kale’a Woodard, seven year-old daughter of Marlin Club President Bob Woodard, catching a 2 lb 12 oz barracuda, the largest fish caught by any of the junior anglers aged 15 and under, and backed it with a calico bass.
    After a special award for Kale’a, each child was given a raffle ticket which allowed them to choose a prize from a table piled high with items provided by the generous sponsors including; Fisherman's Landing Tackle Shop, Costa Sunglasses, along with a DFG California Fishing Passport and many local merchant gift certificates.
    Going the extra distance, Fisherman's Landing Tackle Shop's Doug Kern came by in the mid-morning to find a Big Brother and a youngster who entered late fishing off the Marlin Club Dock. Doug offered to take them out for the afternoon on his boat. They were grateful for Doug's generosity and eagerly accepted the offer.

    (caption)The winning angler was Kale’a Woodard, catching a 2 lb 12 oz barracuda, the largest fish caught by any of the junior anglers aged 15 and under. Kale’a also caught a calico bass weighing one pound. After weighing the winning barracuda, she released the fish into San Diego Bay.
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    Popular IGFA School of Sportfishing returning with nine classes

    The IGFA’s popular School of Sportfishing, brought to anglers by Mercury Marine will be returning 16th session of evening classes this fall and increasing the schedule with nine classes.
    A topic list with course titles, descriptions and instructors is expected to be posted soon and can be found on the IGFA website at http://igfa.org/educate/School-of-Sportfishing.aspx .
    IGFA Education Coordinator Jeff Mackin said each of the nine classes is limited to the first 24 anglers to sign up. They are held Tuesday nights from 7 – 10 p.m. at the IGFA Headquarters in Dania Beach, Fla.
    “Anglers who have taken previous classes have reported greatly improved catch ratios this summer after putting their newly gained knowledge to practice on the water,” said IGFA Education Director Dave Matagiese. “We continue to hear excellent feedback from past students who have attended the program on how they’ve become more efficient in finding fish faster and making each strike count.”
    The cost is $100 for IGFA members and $150 for non-members per class. For more information or to sign up please contact Mackin at 954-924-4340 or via JMackin@igfa.org.
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    “Did You Know?” – Interesting facts from the IGFA
    Recreational Fishery Sectors
    • In the United States of America* an average of 33.3 million fishing trips are taken yearly by marine recreational fisheries. About 47% of these are shore based fisheries, 45% are on private boats or rented boats and 8% are on the for-hire sector (i.e. charter boats, head boats). 1
    • Australia has similar breakdown of fishing of effort by fishing sectors; 57% are shore based, 41.4% are on private boats or rented boats and 1.6% are on chartered fishing boats. 1

    *excluding Texas due to data deficiency
    1. Figueira, W.F. and Coleman, F.C. 2010. Comparing Landings of United States Recreational Fishery Sectors. Bulletin of Marine Science, 86(3): 499-514.
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    Calendar of upcoming IGFA events for 2010

    October 26, 2010 -- The 12th Annual IGFA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla., USA -- This year’s event will celebrate all 80 members and the five newest inductees of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame who include Yoshiro Hattori, Capt. Steve Huff, George G. Matthews, John Wilson and Forrest Wood. The inductees are selected for the important contributions they have made to the sport of fishing through angling achievements, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communication or administration of fishery resources. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, the induction ceremony for the 2010 class and dinner. Tickets are $200. For reservation information please contact Ms. Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or LArico@igfa.org.
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    October 28 - November 1, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing mini sessions at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., USA -- Presented by IMTRA Marine Products, the IGFA School of Sportfishing, is hosting eight "mini-sessions" on site at the boat show with some of South Florida’s best captains and professional anglers on stage. Anglers will be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from eight of the most experienced fishermen on the water including IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors Karl Anderson, Jamie Bunn, Josh Brown, Tony DiGiulian, Mike Holliday, Rick Murphy, Ray Rosher, and Bouncer Smith. All of the sessions are free after purchasing a ticket to the Show.
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    December 9, 2010Second Annual Naples Florida Gala, Port Royal Club, Naples, Fla., USA, beginning with the cocktail hour at 6:30 -- Benefiting the IGFA’s Education and Conservation Initiatives, tickets start at $250 per person and sponsorships are available. For more information or to RSVP (by November 30th), contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222, or email larico@igfa.org.
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    January 28, 2011 -- 27th Annual IGFA Auction & Banquet at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., USA, beginning at 6 p.m. -- It’s the IGFA’s biggest fundraising event of the year with more than 200 silent and live auction items up for bid. Donations are already arriving including trips, cruises, artwork, fishing gear and more. The auction will be featured on the IGFA website www.igfa.org beginning the first week of November when the popular on-line portion of the auction begins. Tickets are $200 per person and included the silent auction, Conservation Awards, dinner and live auction and free valet parking. Corporate tables for 10 are also available for $3000 which includes VIP placement, table favors, an ad in the auction program and more. To make a donation to the auction or for reservations and additional information please contact Ms. Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or LArico@igfa.org.
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    IGFA Hot News and Hot Catches – October 2010
    By Pete Johnson, Johnson Communications – IGFA PR Counsel

    Sold out IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame to welcome 12th induction class (w/photos)
    A sold out crowd is expected to see five men -- from the U.S., Japan and Britain, all who have made significant contributions to the sport of recreational fishing – to be inducted into the International Game Fish Association Fishing Hall of Fame this month.
    The class of 2010 includes Yoshiro Hattori, Capt. Steve Huff, George G. Mathews, John Wilson and Forrest Wood.
    The 12th annual star-studded enshrinement ceremony and dinner will be held Tuesday, October 26, at 6 p.m. at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Fla. The public is invited.
    The honorees are selected each year for the significant contributions through achievements in angling, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communication or administration of fishery resources.
    The five inductees and their contributions are:
    · Yoshiro Hattori is an honorary member of the Japan Game Fish Association since its inception. A natural communicator, he is widely known for his television shows “Fishing in Japan” and “11 PM” where he introduced various fishing reports in Japan and overseas.
    · Capt. Steve Huff, whose innovations include shallow-water boat building, light-tackle and fly-rod fish fighting techniques, has guided clients to some of the most coveted inshore world records since 1968. Huff revolutionized flats fishing in saltwater and is celebrated in the Bahamas, Mexico, the Florida Keys and the Seychelles.
    · George G. Mathews is a big-game fisherman who participated in many of the Bahamas tournaments during the 1960-1970s. A member of the IGFA Board of Trustees since 1971, Mathews has served as Board Chairman and is a former member of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
    · John Wilson, a British angler has been a TV personality for 20 years covering big game and deep sea fishing. Voted “The Greatest Angler of All Time” in a 2004 poll by readers of Angling Times, Wilson has published nearly 20 books and authored a column for the newspaper the Sunday Express until 2009.
    · Forrest Wood began as a fishing guide on the fabled Arkansas White River, USA. Wood started a small boat repair business on the side and developed his business into what became Ranger Boats. Wood and his family went out to set the modern standard for bass boats, including the first built-in livewell system. Wood validated his early “built by fishermen for fishermen” ad slogan by fishing the B.A.S.S. tour for nearly two decades.
    There are currently 80 Hall of Fame members enshrined including Zane Grey, Ernest Hemingway, Curt Gowdy, Ted Williams, Lee and Joan Wulff, Michael and Helen Lerner, Philip Wylie, Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Johnny Morris, Don Tyson and Stu Apte.
    Tickets, a few are remaining, are $200 and include the cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m.; silent auction (with items from Hall of Famers including books, artwork, trips and more), dinner and the induction ceremony in the Greats Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. Special sponsorships and sponsor tables are available. For reservation information contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or via e-mail: larico@igfa.org.

    (EDITOR: To schedule an interview with any of the five honorees you may contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or larico@igfa.org, or Pete Johnson, IGFA PR counsel at 480-951-3654 or johnsoncom@aol.com. Head shot photos of each of the five inductees are available upon request).
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    Free IGFA School of Sportfishing classes at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

    Something new is happening at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show beginning October 28 as anglers will be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from some of the most experienced fishermen on the water at 16 “mini sessions” hosted by the IGFA’s highly acclaimed School of Sportfishing Presented by IMTRA Marine Products, the mini-sessions on eight different subjects will be held on site with some of South Florida’s best captains and professional anglers throughout the boat show.
    The eight featured IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors will include Karl Anderson, Jamie Bunn, Josh Brown, Tony DiGiulian, Mike Holliday, Rick Murphy, Ray Rosher, and Bouncer Smith.
    Here are the dates, times, instructors and session topics:
    · Thursday, October 28
    11 a.m. – Capt. Tony DiGiulian – Fundamentals of Sportfishing
    1 p.m. – Capt Jamie Bunn – Kingfish/Sailfish Tactics
    3 p.m. – Capt. Josh Brown – Dolphin/Wahoo Tactics
    5 p.m. – Capt. Ray Rosher – Sailfish/Dolphin Tactics
    · Friday, October 29
    11 a.m. – Capt. Bouncer Smith – Swordfish Strategies
    1 p.m. – Capt. Mike Holliday – Inshore Snook/Trout/Tarpon Tactics
    3 p.m. – Capt. Karl Anderson – Marlin/Tuna Strategies
    5 p.m. – Capt. Ray Rosher – Sailfish/Dolphin Tactics
    · Saturday, October 30
    11 a.m. – Capt. Tony DiGiulian– Fundamentals of Sportfishing
    1 p.m. – Capt. Mike Holliday– Inshore Snook/Trout/Tarpon Tactics
    3 p.m. – Capt Rick Murphy – Mastering the Flats
    5 p.m. – Capt Karl Anderson– Marlin/Tuna Strategies
    · Sunday, October 31
    11 a.m. – Capt. Bouncer Smith– Swordfish Strategies
    1 p.m. – Capt. Jamie Bunn – Kingfish/Sailfish Tactics
    3 p.m. – Capt. Rick Murphy– Mastering the Flats
    5 p.m. – Capt. Josh Brown– Dolphin/Wahoo Tactics
    For more go to: http://www.igfa.org/Educate/Boat-Sho...ctor-Bios.aspx
    The seminars will take place in the southwest corner of convention center site. All of the sessions are free after purchasing a ticket to the show long renowned for being the world's largest event of its kind, featuring more than three billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines, and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide.
    The 51st edition of the show will take place October 28 - November 1, and cover more than three million square feet of space, both on land and in the water.
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    October Hot Catches (wphotos)

    In the June edition of the IGFA Hot News we reported about the February 5th catch and release of a huge 113.5 kg (250 lb 3 oz) wels that stirred the pens of writers throughout Europe and beyond, while earning the Italian angler who caught it an IGFA All-Tackle World Record. Then just a month later to the amazement of the many avid anglers on the European continent, another giant wels was caught and released. That catch leads off this edition of the Hot Catches including updates from IGFA World Records Coordinator Jack Vitek of other pending records from Australia, Panama, Canada, Sweden and the U.S.

    Ajka, Hungary angler Zsedely Attila, guided by Captain Kiss Jozset, landed a 135 kg (297 lb 9 oz) potential IGFA All-Tackle record wels (Silurus glanis) on March 11, while fishing Italy’s River Po. He was using a Rapala plug when the monster fish hit and needed the better part of an hour to bring this fish to the boat. Aside from the enormous size of the fish, what is even more amazing is that the River Po has produced three potential IGFA All-Tackle wels records within the past year, not to mention that all three have been released alive. The current IGFA record is 113.5 kg (250 lb 3 oz) caught and released a month earlier on Feb. 5, by Italian angler Roberto Godi of Arcole Veroma. (Photo - wels – 36290)

    Here’s another remarkable catch and release. Trading his Southern Hemisphere winter to fly fish in a Northern Hemisphere summer, Frank Bluch of Corio Victoria, Australia, landed a monster lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) August 7, on Great Bear Lake, in Canada’s NW Territories. Using ultra thin 1 kg (2 lb) tippet Bluch fought the 13.83 kg (30 lb 8 oz) lake trout for over four hours after it hit his white dumbell strip tease fly. Great angling by Bluch, and boatmenship by guide Captain Mike Harrison, can be credited for this amazing catch and potential fly record. To make the story even sweeter, the fish was released alive after being weighed and photographed. The current IGFA record is 6.12 kg (13 lb 8 oz) caught in 1986 from YukonCanada’s, WellesleyLake. (Photo – lake trout – 36248)

    Two IGFA World Records might be going to junior angler Maximilian Hampl of Cartago, Costa Rica, for a single fish he caught on July 19. While fishing Boca Chica, Panama, guided by Captain Antonio Isaza, Hampl landed a beautiful 13.4 kg (29 lb 8 oz) mullet snapper (Lutjanus aratus) using a live blue runner for bait. Ten minutes after the fish hit, Hampl had the fish in the boat and was qualified for both the men’s 15 kg (30 lb) line class record and the male junior record. The current IGFA line class record is 13.23 kg (29 lb 3 oz) recorded in 2006 in David, Panama. (Photo – mullet snapper – 36289)

    Using just a bread ball for bait, Pamela J. Henry of Stuart, Florida, USA, landed a blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) on August 31, while fishing the Florida’s SouthForkRiver. She needed six minutes to land the 4.25 kg (9 lb 6 oz) potential IGFA All-Tackle record fish. The current IGFA record is 4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz) caught in 2003 in Kissimmee, Fla. (Photo – blue tilapia – 36239)

    Andres Fanjul of Palm Beach, Florida, USA, guided by Captain Douglass Heaton II, landed a potential All-Tackle roundscale spearfish (Tetrapturus georgii) on August 20, fishing the BaltimoreCanyon, off Maryland, USA. Captain Heaton II was trolling naked ballyhoo when the 31.75 kg (70 lb 0 oz) spear came into the spread. Fanjul battled the fish to the boat 30 minutes later for a potential new IGFA All-Tackle billfish record. The current IGFA record is 31.2 kg. (68 lb 12 oz) caught in 2008 in Olhao, Portugal. (Photo – roundscale spearfish – 36262)

    Angler Fiona Stallard, of Perth, Western Australia, guided by Captain Adrian Watt, landed a 21 kg (46 lb 4 oz) wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) on August 30, to qualify for the IGFA women’s 3 kg (6 lb) line class record. Captain Watt was pulling a Halco Lazer Pro 160 when the toothy critter hit Stallard’s line. Less than a half hour later the fish was on board and the boat was headed to the weigh station. The current IGFA record is 13.18 kg (29 lb 0 oz), caught in 2002 from Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea. (Photo - wahoo – 36263)

    Fishing this summer in Seward, Alaska, USA, junior angler Jace Heller of Seal Beach, California, USA, guided by IGFA Certified Captain Andy Mezirow, landed a yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) weighing 12.7 kg (28 lb 0 oz). The fish hit a herring being fished on the bottom and was landed in 20 minutes on August 27, qualifying Jace for a new male IGFA Junior record. The current IGFA record is 9.97 kg (22 lb 0 oz) caught in Waterfall Resort, Alaska, USA in 2001. (Photo – yelloweye rockfish – 36266)

    Danish angler Frank Jensen of Aabyhoej, landed a beautiful 11.2 kg (24 lb 11 oz) Atlantic salmon (landlocked) (Salmo salar) on June 25, while fishing Klaralv, Sweden. Jensen was using a nors flue for bait and needed 45 minutes to land the potential new IGFA All-Tackle record. The current IGFA record pulled from Lake Vaernern, Djoroe, Sweden in 2002, is 10.76 kg (23 lb 11 oz). (Photo – Atlantic salmon - landlocked – 36269)

    On July 11 of this past summer young small fry angler Jazmine Olivia Evans, of Melfa, Virginia, USA, guided by her father Capt. Wayne Evans, landed a 24.21 kg (53 lb 6 oz) bluefin tuna (Thunnus Thynnus). They were fishing out of Sams Hill, Virginia, trolling a Seawitch skirted ballyhoo when the bluefin hit her line. About 30 minutes later, Jazmine had the fish in the boat and a new potential female IGFA Smallfry record. The current IGFA record is 18.03 kg (39 lb 12 oz) caught July 2009, Wachapreage, Virginia. (Photo – bluefin tuna – 36265)
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    Through art IGFA Rep helping Laos community build school (w/photos)

    When a fishing expedition took him through the under-developed Hmong village in Laos, Thailand IGFA Representative Jean-Francois Helias was struck by the community’s desperate need for a new school building.
    Combining his love of fishing with his desire to help the local villagers, Helias has organized an opportunity to connect art lovers with the beautiful indigenous needlework of the Hmong people while raising the funds to finish their much-needed school building. For centuries, the Hmong women have practiced paj ntaub, an elegant, colorful fiber art produced entirely by hand.
    Helias has commissioned a unique series of 27” x 21” paj ntaub panels which feature Thailand’s primary game fish: snakehead species, arapaima, Siamese giant carp, and Jullien's golden price carp. Priced between US $100 - $165, the proceeds from the sales of these pieces will fund the completion of the Hmong school building. To learn more and order your panel, contact Helias at fishasia@ksc.th.com.
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    New $15 annual IGFA E-memberships now available

    Do you love fishing? Do you find yourself reading more materials, magazines or books online? Hey, we have the perfect membership for you.
    The International Game Fish Association has introduced a new online e-membership making all of its members-only content available electronically at a discounted introductory price of just $15 (US). This low cost web-only membership offers the same benefits as a traditional membership in a digital format including:
    • Access to International Angler newsletter online
    • Access to World Record Game Fishes book online
    • Online access to world records
    • Discounted world record application - $40
    • Discounted scale certifications - $30
    • Unlimited free entry into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
    • 10% Discount on IGFA gift shop purchases
    • Invitations to upcoming events
    • The latest angling and record-seeking news via email and online
    Regularly priced at $20, the e-membership will be available for only $15 during this introductory offer.
    To become an IGFA e-member today and to save, sign up online at www.igfa.org/members and begin enjoying your benefits now. For questions or further information, please contact IGFA Membership at 954-927-2628 or email HQ@igfa.org.
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    IGFA Education and Outreach part of Trailblazer Adventure Day

    The IGFA Outreach Education Program will be teaming up with the South Florida Council BSA and U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance for the Trailblazer Adventure Day on Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plantation Heritage Park in Plantation, Florida,
    This all outdoor event highlights outdoor activities such as shooting, archery, angling, fly fishing, trapper education and general outdoorsmen skills. There will be concessions on hand for food and drink.
    The IGFA Outreach Program will be on hand to teach participants about various angling skills including bait rigging, knot tying, casting, ethical angling and proper fish handling. This event attracts over 1,000 participants each year and provides fun for the whole family.
    For more information on the event or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation at trailblazer@ussportsmens.org.
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    New IGFA Junior Angler website; Fish, Explore, Discover, Learn (w/logo)

    Youngsters can now fish the IGFA website – completely free of charge on a wide array of fishing and marine subjects the world over – with its new Junior Angler program entitled “Fish, Explore, Discover, Learn.
    The International Game Fish Association launched its new Junior Angler program this summer with a brand new website full of pro fishing tips and tricks, species identifications, biological information on marine and aquatic animals, games, contests, photo galleries and videos.
    The IGFA’s Junior Angler and Smallfry World Records are also featured – and every child has the opportunity to brag about their catches, record or otherwise.
    “The overall goal and mission of the IGFA’s Junior Angler Program is to get more kids actively involved in recreational fishing activities,” said IGFA Education Director David Matagiese. “By transitioning our Junior Angler Program into a free online membership format, thousands of children all over the world will be able to share photos and fishing stories with each other – connecting young anglers across lakes, streams and oceans globally.”
    The Junior Angler page is accessible from www.igfa.org under the “Educate” tab.
    Indeed, being free, digital and interactive are key new features of the IGFA’s new Junior Angler program. Hoping to reach as many youths as possible, and with the support of Mercury Marine, Critter Control, Costa Del Mar, Rapala and TakeMeFishing.org, the IGFA is providing their wealth of resources to kids in a safe and easily-accessible venue and without charging a fee – a price point parents will appreciate. Another winning point with parents is the Junior Angler website’s designation as a SafeSite, which means each child’s information and experience is completely protected while he or she is online.
    New Junior Angler members will also still receive many of the same great benefits they had in the past including free admission to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, discounts in the IGFA online store, free access to all of the IGFA Junior Angler World Records and much more. Combined with all the activities available on the website, the IGFA is offering plenty of ways to keep kids engaged in fishing all year long – and all for free.
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    Here’s your chance to win a David Wirth Circle Hook Pendant

    The IGFA and world renowned marine wildlife artist, IGFA Representative and Corporate Sponsor, David Wirth, have teamed up to provide new IGFA Junior Angler Members with yet another reason to join.
    Each new member who registers to become an IGFA Junior Angler automatically is entered in a monthly drawing to win a Bone Hawaiian Style Circle Hook Pendant that David brings from Maui. A total of five hook pendants will be given away each month as winners are randomly selected.
    The drawings are held monthly and will continue each month through July 31, 2011 or while supplies last. To find out more about David Wirth and his marine artwork as well as the story behind the Hawaiian Style Circle Hooks, check out www.davidwirth.com.
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    IGFA accepting grant requests for school lab programs (w/photos)

    Are you a school teacher or administrator in South Florida interested in getting your students involved in a rewarding marine sciences program?
    The IGFA Education and Outreach Program is currently accepting grant requests for school groups in grades K-12 to participate in their hands-on lab programs.
    Funds are available for groups to participate in the lab programs either on-site at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida or the IGFA Education Team can come to your classroom to host many of the educational lab programs at your school. Priority for funding is given to Title-I schools. South Florida based programs are available from Monday-Friday during school hours and require a minimum of 20 participants. Funding is also available for schools not located within the South Florida area but programs must meet certain criteria.
    Programs are available from Monday - Friday during school hours and require a minimum of 20 participants. For more information on how your school group can participate in these marine science programs for free, please contact Veronica Woods at 954-924-4309 or email at vwoods@igfa.org.
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    ---Art at the IGFA Museum---

    Coming Oct. 22, to the Changing Gallery “Marc Montocchio: A Life in the Sea”
    An exhibition of photographs by internationally known underwater photographer Marc Montocchio opens October 22, 2010. Unlike ordinary ink on paper photos, Montocchio’s photographs are produced as dye-sublimation prints on sheets of highly polished aluminum, giving the images a brilliant, high-definition effect. Born and reared in South Africa, and now living in Morehead City, N.C., USA, Montocchio’s work has taken him on expeditions all over the world, producing cutting-edge photographs of ocean life. The beauty and intimate nature of the work will have broad appeal for anyone who loves marine life and has an interest in its conservation. Montocchio’s work will be on display in the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum Changing Gallery through April 2011. For more information visit www.occhioinc.com

    Now In the Art Gallery; The FunkyFishArt of David Roehm.
    David Roehm (pronounced REEM) was born and raised in Broward County, Florida and is the creator of Funkyfishart.com. He draws inspiration from fishing and snorkeling off the coast and inland waterways of South Florida and the Keys. Many of the quaint old bars, hangouts and fishing spots now gone are depicted in Dave's artistry, but they are not all done on the usual canvas. He specializes in decorating unusual items such as fire hydrants and wood sculptures. David Roehm's colorful and whimsical FunkyFishArt will be on display through Spring 2011 in the Art Gallery at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.
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    Popular IGFA School of Sportfishing has returned with fall classes

    The IGFA’s popular School of Sportfishing, brought to anglers by Mercury Marine is underway with its 16th session of diverse classes and an all-star lineup of instructors.
    The IGFA’s school continues to grow each year in popularity based on the on-the-water success of the anglers attending past sessions.
    “Anglers who have taken previous classes continue to report greatly improved catch ratios after putting their newly gained knowledge to practice on the water,” said IGFA Education Director Dave Matagiese. “We continue to hear excellent feedback from past students on how they’ve become more efficient in finding fish faster and making each strike count.”
    Here’s a topic list with course titles, dates, descriptions and instructors:
    · Bottom Fishing Wrecks and Reefs – Tuesday, October 19, 2010: If you have ever had a slow day trolling and wished for some serious rod bending action, then this is the class for you. Techniques for snapper and grouper are just some of what you will learn. Taught by Capt. Bouncer Smith
    · Successful Swordfishing – Tuesday, November 2, 2010: From tackle to location, find out everything you need to know to make your next swordfish trip a huge success. Taught by legendary Capt. Bouncer Smith you’ll learn hands-on squid rigging and inside information from one of South Florida’s best swordfishermen.
    · Kite Fishing Techniques – Tuesday, November 9, 2010: One of the easiest ways to catch more fish is with a kite. This class will touch on the basics but also introduce more advanced techniques with the kite fishing system. Learn to target several different species with this ancient method of enticing fish to bite. Taught by Capt. Bouncer Smith.
    · Trophy Snook and Tarpon – Tuesday, November 16, 2010: From the backcountry to the beaches, learn how to successfully target and find monster snook and tarpon. Snook to 30 lbs and tarpon to 200lbs, these are the fish that will test your gear and your nerve. You’ll want to have a good camera to back up your stories. Taught by Capt. Mike Holliday.
    · Understanding Your Onboard Electronics – Tuesday, November 23, 2010: Today's marine electronics are capable of some amazing things if you know how to properly utilize them. Learn some new tricks for making yourself a more efficient angler as we show you how to make your electronics work for you. Taught by Capt. Karl Anderson.
    · Wintertime Wahoo – Tuesday, December 7, 2010: Due to their somewhat nomadic and loner nature, wahoo are most often considered incidental catches. This class will teach anglers how to target and more consistently catch wahoo in the cooler months of the year. Taught by Capt. Josh Brown.
    · Advanced Big Game Trolling Techniques – Tuesday, December 14, 2010: Ever wonder why some boats catch more big game fish like blue marlin than others? Get the inside knowledge on how to get the most out of your trolling time. Learn many secrets that took years of trial and error to perfect. For the serious Big Game fisherman. Taught by Capt. Tony DiGiulian.
    IGFA Education Coordinator Jeff Mackin said each of the classes is limited to the first 24 anglers to sign up and held Tuesday nights from 7 – 10 p.m. at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida
    The cost is $100 for IGFA members and $150 for non-members per class. For more information please contact Mackin at 954-924-4340 or via JMackin@igfa.org, or on the IGFA website at http://igfa.org/educate/School-of-Sportfishing.aspx.
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    Coming in November: The IGFA online Auction

    The IGFA’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the IGFA Auction & Banquet, is coming January 28, 2011, with more than 200 silent and live auction items up for bid.
    Donations of trips, cruises, artwork, fishing gear and much more in all price ranges are arriving each day at the IGFA headquarters.
    And even if you can’t make it to the 27th annual event again held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., USA, you’ll still have a chance to bid on an impressive array of items.
    Beginning the first week of November the auction will be featured on the IGFA website www.igfa.org when the popular on-line portion of the auction begins.
    Find out more in the November edition of the IGFA Hot News.
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    “Did You Know?” – Interesting facts from the IGFA
    Recreational Fishery Sectors

    • The ocean sunfish can be 10 feet in length and weigh over 3,000 pounds.1

    • The largest bivalve mollusk is the giant clam, Tridacna gigas, native to the Indo-Pacific, which reaches a weight of 500 pounds and can be up to 4 feet across. It has an average lifespan of 100 years old and is considered endangered. 1

    • The most expensive fishing lure is a $1 million big game fishing lure which is 12 inches long and made of over 3 pounds of gold and platinum and encrusted with 100 carats of diamonds and rubies (4,753 stones). It was used in a fishing tournament in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2006 and they can be purchased from MacDaddy’s Fishing Lures for $1,000,000. 2

    • Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing catches are estimated to be about 11-26 million tonnes, which is about 13-31% of the reported landings in the 1990’s. This equals an approximate loss in landed value of $10-23.5 billion dollars annually. 3

    1. www.nefsc.noaa.gov
    2. macdaddysfishinglures.com
    3. 2009. FAO/UNEP Expert meeting on impacts of destructive fishing practices, unsustainable fishing, and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing on marine biodiversity and habitats. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 932. Rome, 23–25 September 2009

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    Calendar of upcoming IGFA events for 2010

    October 16, 2010— Trailblazer Adventure Day -- Plantation Heritage Park, Plantation, Fla., USA – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. -- The IGFA Outreach Education Program is teaming up with the South Florida Council BSA and U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance for an all outdoor event highlighting activities such as shooting, archery, angling, fly fishing, trapper education and general outdoorsmen skills. The IGFA Outreach Program will be on hand to teach participants about various angling skills including bait rigging, knot tying, casting, ethical angling and proper fish handling. This event attracts over 1,000 participants each year and provides fun for the whole family. For more information on the event or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation at trailblazer@ussportsmens.org.
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    October 19, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing –Bottom Fishing Wrecks and Reefs -- IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla. USA. – 7 – 10 p.m.If you’ve ever had a slow day trolling and wished for some serious rod bending action, then this is the class for you. Techniques for snapper and grouper are just some of what you will learn. Taught by Capt. Bouncer Smith this class is presented by Mercury Marine and is a part of a popular series of nine weekly fall classes now in its 16th session. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100 per class for IGFA members and $150 per class for non-members. The fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials and fishing equipment relevant to each topic. Contact Jeff Mackin at 954-924-4340 or visit www.igfa.org/education/school-of-sportfishing.aspx for more information. Classes are limited to the first 24 anglers to sign up.
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    October 26, 2010 -- The 12th Annual IGFA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla., USA -- This year’s event will celebrate all 80 members and the five newest inductees of the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame who include Yoshiro Hattori, Capt. Steve Huff, George G. Matthews, John Wilson and Forrest Wood. The inductees are selected for the important contributions they have made to the sport of fishing through angling achievements, literature, the arts, science, education, invention, communication or administration of fishery resources. The evening includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, the induction ceremony for the 2010 class and dinner. Tickets are $200. For reservation information please contact Ms. Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or LArico@igfa.org.
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    October 28 - November 1, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing mini sessions at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., USA -- Presented by IMTRA Marine Products, the IGFA School of Sportfishing, is hosting eight "mini-sessions" on site at the boat show with some of South Florida’s best captains and professional anglers on stage. Anglers will be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from eight of the most experienced fishermen on the water including IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors Karl Anderson, Jamie Bunn, Josh Brown, Tony DiGiulian, Mike Holliday, Rick Murphy, Ray Rosher, and Bouncer Smith. All of the sessions are free after purchasing a ticket to the Show.
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    November 2, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing – Successful Swordfishing -- IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla. USA. – 7 – 10 p.m. From tackle to location, find out everything you need to know to make your next swordfish trip a huge success. Hands on squid rigging and inside information from one of South Florida’s best swordfishermen. Taught by Capt. Bouncer Smith this class is presented by Mercury Marine and is a part of a popular series of nine weekly fall classes now in its 16th session. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100 per class for IGFA members and $150 per class for non-members. The fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials and fishing equipment relevant to each topic. For more information, please contact Jeff Mackin at 954-924-4340 or visit www.igfa.org/education/school-of-sportfishing.aspx. You may also sign up online. Classes are limited to the first 24 anglers to register.
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    November 9, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing – Kite Fishing Techniques -- IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla. USA. – 7 – 10 p.m. One of the easiest ways to catch more fish is with a kite. This class will touch on the basics but also introduce more advanced techniques with the kite fishing system. Learn to target several different species with this ancient method of enticing fish to bite. Taught by Capt. Bouncer Smith this class is presented by Mercury Marine and is a part of a popular series of nine weekly fall classes now in its 16th session. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100 per class for IGFA members and $150 per class for non-members. The fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials and fishing equipment relevant to each topic. For more information, please contact Jeff Mackin at 954-924-4340 or visit www.igfa.org/education/school-of-sportfishing.aspx. You may also sign up online. Classes are limited to the first 24 anglers to register.
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    November 16, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing – Trophy Snook and Tarpon -- IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla. USA. – 7 – 10 p.m. From the backcountry to the beaches, learn how to successfully target and find monster snook and tarpon. Snook to 30 lbs and tarpon to 200 lbs, these are the fish that will test your gear and your nerve. You’ll want to have a good camera to back up your stories. Taught by Capt. Mike Holliday this class is presented by Mercury Marine and is a part of a popular series of nine weekly fall classes now in its 16th session. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100 per class for IGFA members and $150 per class for non-members. The fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials and fishing equipment relevant to each topic. For more information, please contact Jeff Mackin at 954-924-4340 or visit www.igfa.org/education/school-of-sportfishing.aspx. You may also sign up online. Classes are limited to the first 24 anglers to register.
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    November 23, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing – Understanding Your Onboard Electronics -- IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla. USA. – 7 – 10 p.m. Today's marine electronics are capable of some amazing things if you know how to properly utilize them. Learn some new tricks for making yourself a more efficient angler as we show you how to make your electronics work for you. Taught by Capt. Karl Anderson this class is presented by Mercury Marine and is a part of a popular series of nine weekly fall classes now in its 16th session. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100 per class for IGFA members and $150 per class for non-members. The fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials and fishing equipment relevant to each topic. For more information, please contact Jeff Mackin at 954-924-4340 or visit www.igfa.org/education/school-of-sportfishing.aspx. You may also sign up online. Classes are limited to the first 24 anglers to register.
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    December 3 - 5, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing mini sessions at the St. Petersburg Boat Show, St. Petersburg, Fla., USA -- Presented by IMTRA Marine Products, the IGFA School of Sportfishing, is hosting 12 "mini-sessions," four each on three days on-site at the boat show with some of Florida’s best captains and professional anglers on stage. Anglers will be able to pick up hot tips and tricks from these IGFA School of Sportfishing captains and instructors during the sessions which are free after purchasing a ticket to the boat show.
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    December 7, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing – Wintertime Wahoo -- IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla. USA. – 7 – 10 p.m. Due to their somewhat nomadic and loner nature, wahoo are most often considered incidental catches. This class will teach anglers how to target and more consistently catch wahoo in the cooler months of the year. Taught by Capt. Josh Brown this class is presented by Mercury Marine and is a part of a popular series of nine weekly fall classes now in its 16th session. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100 per class for IGFA members and $150 per class for non-members. The fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials and fishing equipment relevant to each topic. For more information, please contact Jeff Mackin at 954-924-4340 or visit www.igfa.org/education/school-of-sportfishing.aspx. You may also sign up online. Classes are limited to the first 24 anglers to sign up.
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    December 9, 2010Second Annual Naples Florida Gala, Port Royal Club, Naples, Fla., USA, beginning with the cocktail hour at 6:30 -- Benefiting the IGFA’s Education and Conservation Initiatives, there will be dinner, dancing and an auction. In addition IGFA Fishing Hall of Famer and TV host Mark Sosin will be the guest speaker. Tickets start at $250 per person and sponsorships are available. For more information or to RSVP (by November 30th), contact Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222, or email larico@igfa.org.
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    December 14, 2010 -- IGFA School of Sportfishing – Advanced Big Game Trolling Techniques -- IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Dania Beach, Fla. USA. – 7 – 10 p.m. Ever wonder why some boats catch more big game fish like blue marlin than others? Get the inside knowledge on how to get the most out of your trolling time. Learn many secrets that took years of trial and error to perfect. Taught by Capt. Tony DiGiulian and presented by Mercury Marine this class is for the serious big game fisherman. It’s also the final class for 2010 in the popular series of fall classes as the IGFA School of Sportfishing winds up its 16th session. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $100 per class for IGFA members and $150 per class for non-members. The fee covers the cost of the training class, course materials and fishing equipment relevant to each topic. For more information, please contact Jeff Mackin at 954-924-4340 or visit www.igfa.org/education/school-of-sportfishing.aspx. You may also sign up online. Classes are limited to the first 24 anglers to register.
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    January 28, 2011 -- 27th Annual IGFA Auction & Banquet at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla., USA, beginning at 6 p.m. -- It’s the IGFA’s biggest fundraising event of the year with more than 200 silent and live auction items up for bid. Donations are already arriving including trips, cruises, artwork, fishing gear and more. The auction will be featured on the IGFA website www.igfa.org beginning the first week of November when the popular on-line portion of the auction begins. Tickets are $200 per person and include the silent auction, IGFA Conservation Awards, dinner, live auction and free valet parking. Corporate tables for 10 are also available for $3000 which includes VIP placement, table favors, an ad in the auction program and more. To make a donation to the auction or for reservations and additional information please contact Ms. Lesley Arico at 954-924-4222 or LArico@igfa.org.
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    IGFA now has an iPhone app loaded with great features
    Have IGFA World Records, fish IDs and so much more at your fingertips

    DANIA BEACH, Fla., USA -- You’re still reeling from your fish fight and the one you just brought to the boat is definitely your biggest yet – but is it an IGFA World Record? How will you weigh it, and how will you share the moment with your buddies back on land?
    Finally, the IGFA has an iPhone app anglers have been asking for. The IGFA Mobile Appwill amaze your friends and inspire your fishing adventures with all the knowledge you’ll have at your fingertips. You can quickly identify your catches with stunning full-color images, then search for vacant, pending, and standing IGFA World Records, all from this amazing app.
    Even if your fish is a pound shy of a record, this app has plenty of functions for every angler. From planning your next trip to tracking your IGFA Slam Club progress to sharing your catches with family and friends, the IGFA Mobile has you covered.
    Check out some of its many features:
    ü World Record Database - Want to know how your catch measures up to the world’s greatest? The app is automatically updated with the latest records on over 1100 species when it is opened and connected to a cellular or wi-fi connection. Great for comparing what you’ve hooked – or planning to fill a vacant record. It’s an IGFA exclusive.
    ü IGFA Species ID - Along with marine artists Diane Rome Peebles’ and Duane Ravers’ incredible full-color images of every record game species, the ID descriptions include extensive reference material from the IGFA including thorough habitat information, geographic distribution and anatomy and it’s only available from the experts at the IGFA.
    ü My Catches - Take a photo (iPhone 3Gs or 4) of the monster fish you land, enter the details of your fight and upload to Facebook or email with one easy step. On the iPhone or iPad, GPS functions will automatically record the location of your catches as you log them.
    ü Quest List – This is for anglers on a mission. Track your progress towards your next IGFA Weight Club (for bass, snook, or bonefish) or IGFA Slam Club. You can also create your own customizable quest.
    ü IGFA Weigh Stations - Do you think your catch is close to the current record? One quick tap and you’ll know how close you are to an official IGFA Weigh Station, with maps to help you get there, and it’s also an IGFA exclusive.
    ü Trip Planning List - A successful angler is a prepared angler, and using your list will give you the best shot of having a great day on the water.
    ü IGFA Rules - Make sure your catch counts every time. Consult the IGFA International Angling Rules – for both conventional and flyrod – to make sure your next catch won’t be disqualified and it’s only available from the IGFA.
    So what’s the cost for all of these great benefits that the IGFA iPhone Mobile App? It’s justa one time charge at the introductory price of $8.99. And it also works on the iPad too.
    Go to http://www.igfa.org/Fish/IGFA-Mobile.aspx to learn more on this great fishing advancement.
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    10/20/2010 IGFA PR counsel - Pete Johnson, Johnson Communications,
    Scottsdale, Ariz., USA -- 480-951-3654 (ph) -- JohnsonCom@aol.com

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