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IGFA ‘World Record Game Fishes' Celebrates 80 Years

2019 edition, now available, commemorates ethical sport and productive science.

IGFA ‘World Record Game Fishes' Celebrates 80 Years

Photo courtesy International Game Fish Association

All the facts and figures behind recreational angling’s most amazing catches are now available in the commemorative 80th anniversary edition of the 2019 IGFA World Record Game Fishes published by The International Game Fish Association.

The IGFA World Record Game Fishes is the world’s most definitive publication of recreational angling records.The 2019 edition includes comprehensive information on all freshwater, saltwater and fly-fishing world records for All-Tackle, Line Class, Tippet Class, Junior & Smallfry and All-Tackle Length categories, including new world records set in the last year.

In addition, the publication features a wide variety of unique content like80 Years of Fishing for the Worldchronicling the significant events of the IGFA’s 80-year history, tales of China’s mysterious freshwater game fish in From China with Love, informative tips from top fly fishing anglers in So Fly 22 and a feature article on the IGFA Great Marlin Race in The Race for Billfish.

“We’re excited to fulfill our longstanding role as the angling world record keeper through the release of our iconic annual publication,” said IGFA President Nehl Horton.“Angler recognition, game fish conservation and education are the cornerstones of our association.With the latest edition of IGFA World Record Game Fishes, we aim to inform, educate and inspire those who are interested in our sport by celebrating the achievements of anglers around the globe.”

The 2019 world record book also features infographics detailing the IGFA’s signature programs and valuable information on IGFA member clubs, captains and guides, weigh stations and members-only discountprograms designed to help recreational anglers connect with each other and access a wealth of relevant and timely information.

As part of their membership, all IGFA members will receive a printed copy of the 2019 IGFA World Record Game Fishes as a valued keepsake and easy offline reference resource. The 2019 edition is also available online to IGFA members only as an e-magazine, providing easy access to the entire list of IGFA records and exclusive content.

To learn more about the organization and join the IGFA to receive access to the 2019IGFA World Record Game Fishes, please visit

About the IGFA

Founded in 1939,The International Game Fish Association is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making, record keeping and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. The IGFA maintains world records in freshwater, saltwater, fly-fishing and junior angler categories. The IGFA has members in more than 100 countries.

Jack Vitek is Marketing Director & Chief of Staff for IGFA

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