It takes a rare fisher to catch a swordfish, which always seems to know just when to swing from the chandelier and escape on the horse waiting outside. Honor fishing's finest with this Groupon.
IGFA Membership–Year-long Museum Admission with Online Record Access and World Record Book ($40 Value)
In addition to cataloging world-record catches of all types, the International Game Fish Association's museum also houses the IGFA Hall of Fame, which pays homage to game-fishing legends such as television host Bill Dance and Japanese angler Yoshiro Hattori. Among the various exhibits and attractions that museum members can visit, the E.K. Harry Library of Fishes stores one of the world’s largest collections of reference books on fish and recreational fishing, as well as fishing footage dating back to the 1930s. Members can also access IGFA's online records, and they will receive physical copies of this year's and the upcoming year's world-record books.
International Game Fish Association
To beat the all-tackle world record for a yellowfin tuna, you'd have to hook a behemoth weighing in the neighborhood of 450 pounds. Should any angler ever successfully snag such a fish, the record keepers of the International Game Fish Association will be among the first to announce the catch's confirmed stature. As part of their mission to conserve all types of game fish and to promote ethical angling practices, the IGFA representatives also advise fishermen on how to bring the catch ashore, verify its measurements, and release it while causing as little stress to the fish as possible.
The association’s conservation efforts continue with its IGFA Great Marlin Race program, a partnership with Stanford University that outfits fishermen with research equipment to achieve a better understanding of marlin biology and the cause of pruney fingers. The IGFA also keeps the community engaged with ethical game fishing by hosting school groups and summer camps for kids. Beyond this programming, the IGFA maintains a museum that honors the history of sport fishing and its legendary anglers.