Category: Overseas Fishing News

International Game Fish Association Launches Pioneering Billfish Research and Conservation Endowment Campaign

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA), a global leader in game fish conservation, is proud to announce the launch of its Billfish Research and Conservation Endowment Campaign, an ambitious initiative focused on ensuring the future of these iconic species. The unparalleled initiative will provide long-term funding solutions that support studies that augment data on billfish […]

The Angling Trust Great Fishing Prize Draw!

The Great Fishing Prize Draw, supported by Angling Trust Ambassadors, sees the launch of five separate prize draws under the new banner, each with their own amazing fishing experience day as the winning prize. Each prize promises to be a unique opportunity to spend time with some of the UK’s best-known anglers and pick up […]

England 14th in World Big Game Trolling Championships, South France: Germany B Champions

This year’s FIPS-M 27th World Championship for Big Game Trolling took place in Frontignan, South of France from 29th September to 6th October with 14 nations competing to target the giant bluefin tuna and swordfish abound in the area. Team England consisted of; Andy Atkins (manager), Peter Bailey, Jack Challis and Jon Patten. Unfortunately the […]

New world black crappie record for delighted Lionel

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has approved Lionel Ferguson’s 5lb 7oz black crappie as the new All-Tackle world record. Ferguson’s historic catch is the heaviest crappie ever recorded by the IGFA and replaces the previous record for black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) that has stood since 2006. Ferguson caught the record crappie on May 15, […]

World record leather bass

Ricci Chavez caught this potential IGFA All-Tackle world record leather bass (Dermatolepis dermatolepis) while fishing out of Los Buzos Panama Kayak Fishing Lodge. The fish weighed in at 28lb 2oz (12.78kg), Chavez’s and is heavy enough to replace the existing record of 27lb 8oz if accepted. WORLDWIDE FISHING ADVENTURES – PANAMA