We are affiliated with, member of and support the following organizations
International Game Fish Association – IGFA
[Participating Club and Certified Weigh Station]
Objectives, Projects, and Services
The purpose of IGFA, as set forth in the early bylaws, is: “to encourage the study of game fishes for the sake of whatever pleasure, information, or benefit it may provide; to keep the sport of game fishing ethical, and to make its rules acceptable to the majority of anglers; to encourage this sport both as recreation and as a potential source of scientific data; to place such data at the disposal of as many human beings as possible; and to keep an attested and up-to-date chart of world record catches.” The founding fathers of IGFA – including such sportfishing greats as Michael Lerner, Van Campen Heilner, Clive Firth, and Ernest Hemingway – obviously had foresight; the basic purposes they set forth have increased in importance through the years. Today’s IGFA has not changed these goals; rather it has brought them to the attention of the angling public, enlarged upon them, added to them, and adapted them to the current and increasing needs of the sportfishing community.
The Billfish Foundation (TBF) is a 501 (c)(3), tax exempt public foundation established in 1986 with a mission to advance the conservation of billfish (marlin, sailfish, spearfish, swordfish) worldwide through research, education and advocacy for responsible fishery management. Currently, most of our emphasis is within the geographic regions of the Atlantic, Caribbean and eastern Pacific, though we contribute our expertise to issues in the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean as we are able. Prior to TBF’s establishment no one was working for the benefit of billfish; many governments did not, nor do they today, make billfish a priority.
International Fly Fishing Association
Established on March 15, 1996, the International Fly Fishing Association is a unique nonprofit organization concerned with the conservation of all fish, in all waters world wide. With members in more than forty six countries, the free exchange of thoughts, ideas, fly patterns, stories, photographs, fishing reports, equipment information etc. via e-mail daily is a priceless method of enhancing the enjoyment of our sport.
Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating and thereby increase public awareness and appreciation of the need for protecting, conserving and restoring this nation’s aquatic natural resources.
Surf Casting and Angling Club
The Surf Casting and Angling Club of W.A. (Inc.) was formed in 1952 and is one of the oldest existing fishing clubs in Western Australia. Currently there are around 90 members with many attending club events. The club has produced many State and National champions in all categories of competition.
Future Fisherman Foundation
The Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sport fishing industry with a US Based network of outdoor educators, conservation groups, and youth organizations. They offer a variety of fishing and boating programs, equipment, and services to community groups and schools across the United States. Their efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences that foster conservation ethics.
Promoting Fishing and its pleasure
The Recreational Fishing Alliance
Safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, Protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs, ensure the long-term sustainability of our fisheries.
Commercial fishermen and environmentalist are pushing their agenda on marine fisheries issues affecting you. The RFA is in the trenches lobbying, educating decision makers and ensuring that our interests are being heard loud and clear too!