The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) was established in 1939 and is a nonprofit, membership-based organization representing recreational anglers worldwide. The IGFA is committed to game fish conservation and the promotion of ethical angling practices through science, education, rulemaking, record keeping, and the recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. From bluewater fishing for marlin and tuna to freshwater streams, lakes, and ponds, the IGFA represents a wide variety of anglers, angling techniques, and fisheries.
Located in South Florida, USA, the IGFA’s headquarters houses the largest single collection of fishing films, photographs, and publications in the world. Nowhere else is the history and evolution of sport and game fishing being recorded and preserved so thoroughly. For nearly a century the IGFA has been the global authority on game fish and angling-related matters and the organization works diligently to maintain this status with anglers around the world. The IGFA has thousands of members and is represented in different countries through a network of over 200 International Representatives, spread out over 100 countries and territories.
While known by most anglers and the official record-keeper and rule-maker of sport fishing, the IGFA is also heavily involved in the conservation and protection of game fish through research and advocacy efforts. Additionally, the IGFA works ardently around the world to teach people how to fish in an ethical manner and how to be stewards of the environment, so that the sport continues to grow for generations to come.
To learn more about the IGFA, please visit our website at https://igfa.org/.