Recreational angling’s most anticipated annual publication releases 80th edition
April 27, 2023
The most impressive angling achievements from around the globe are now available inside the 2023 IGFA World Record Game Fishes published by The International Game Fish Association.
As the world’s most definitive publication of recreational angling records and the organization’s signature membership benefit, the 2023 edition of IGFA World Record Game Fishes 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 within the last year.
First published in 1943, the 80th edition of IGFA World Record Game Fishes features a striking black marlin on the cover by renowned Australian artist and owner of Marine Graphics Ink, Nick Hannan. Inside, members will find the comprehensive listing of IGFA World Records and Slam & Trophy Clubs as well as feature articles by industry authorities including a comprehensive history of mothership operations in Run to Mother by Sam White, a story of a wild trout fishery amid stunning scenery in Return to Yellowstone by Tom Olivo, and the enigma that defies all expectations in Demystifying the Permit by Jonathan Olch.
The 2023 IGFA World Record Game Fishes book also includes an updated version of the IGFA’s International Angling Rules, valuable information on IGFA Clubs, Captains, Weigh Stations, and more.
“The 2023 edition of World Record Game Fishes is a testament to the IGFA’s longstanding commitment to sportsmanship, rulemaking, ethical angling and the conservation of game fish populations worldwide,” said IGFA President Jason Schratwieser. “We’re proud to distribute this landmark 80th edition to our members around the world, who are the most passionate anglers on the planet and the driving force behind everything we do.”
The IGFA World Record Game Fishes is an annual publication and a signature benefit of IGFA Membership, which also includes access to the monthly International Angler digital publication and an official membership packet including an IGFA membership card and decals. The IGFA World Record Game Fishes publication is mailed annually to all current members at the Individual Membership level or higher, which begins at $50 per year. Digital Memberships are available for $20 per year and include online access to all past and present IGFA publications. Lifetime Membership, which never expires, is available for $1,750.
In addition to the above benefits, new Annual Members can take advantage of a limited time offer and receive a package valued at over $100 including their choice of one of the IGFA’s newly released sailfish or trout logo hats and Rapala EZ Stow Line Scissors. New Lifetime Members can receive a package valued at $2,000 which includes their choice of a Daiwa Saltist MQ 4000 spinning reel or Saltist 30H Star Drag conventional reel, a YETI Flip 12 soft cooler, a YETI custom Lifetime Member 20 oz Rambler, COSTA Sunglasses, Danco 7.5” Pro Series Sandstorm Pliers and a signed, personalized limited edition Guy Harvey lithograph titled Escape (unframed).
To learn more about the organization and to receive access to the 2023 IGFA World Record Game Fishes, please visit www.igfa.org.
About the International Game Fish Association (IGFA)
Established in 1939, The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is a global nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices. With members in more than 100 countries, the IGFA is the world’s leading authority on sport fishing and maintains the global database of game fish world records and angling rules. Through education, research, advocacy, and angler recognition, the IGFA strives to ensure the future of fishing and sustainable fisheries around the world. To learn more or become a member, visit www.igfa.org.