DANIA BEACH, FL – July 26, 2021—The International Game Fish Association (IGFA)announced the addition of a fly-fishing category for its All-Tackle Length record program; a record program that requires the potential record catch to be released alive.
The IGFA All-Tackle Length record program was launched a decade ago in 2011 and there are currently 117 eligible species for this program in both fresh and saltwater, chosen specifically for their ability to be safely handled and released alive.
July 26, 2021—First off on the tournament circuit for the weekend was the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament with team Wolverine, a 60’ Winter based out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina led by Captain Rocky Hardison and mate Andy Cranford winning the event. Team Quantified with Capt. Justin Drummond took first at the Lone Star Shootout, followed by Tenacious with Capt. Vincent Campia and Vamanos with Capt. Monte Love.
The Dare County Boat Builders Tournament saw team Tarheel come in first, Carolina Girl come in second and Point Runner in third. Team Home Run with Capt. Grant Bentley came in first at the Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament followed by Sportin’ Life with Capt. Mike Glaesner in second and Inappropriate with Capt. Andy Crews in third. Finally, the weekend wrapped up with the Huk Big Fish Classic (results coming soon).
- Texas International Fishing Tournament July 28-August 1
- MBGFC Ladies Tournament July 30-August 1
- 61st Annual Hawaiian International Tournament July 31-August 8
Think you’re ready to bring in a white marlin? We’ve still got spots open within our East Coast White Marlin Division. Register now before a team boats the winning fish.
Bluewater Movements, July 20, 2021—Bluewater Movements, a sports marketing and event company out of Pompano Beach, Florida is proud to introduce a new fishing tournament that will cover the entire state of Florida. The window of competition for the Florida Sailfish cup begins on November 1st, 2021 and continues through May 31st, 2022. Eligible species for the Sailfish Cup are, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin.
COLUMBIA, S.C., July 20, 2021—Even outdoors, people often carry a range of electronic devices, all of which require power. Whether they’re off for a weekend at a remote camp, out on the ice or just a day on the water, anglers need a way to keep these devices charged. Frabill’s new Pow’R Source makes it easier than ever to keep cell phones, bluetooth speakers or other electronic equipment powered up and ready for action.
Shimano, July 19, 2021—The rocky shorelines and cold offshore waters from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast are home to the best striped bass fishing in the world. Along southern shores, snook, redfish and jacks prowl flats, marshes and bayous, feasting on bountiful inshore prey. Along the entire length of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, these and other predators have one thing on their agendas: Eat, and then eat some more.
COLUMBIA, S.C., July 19, 2021—The new Plano Atlas Tackle Pack is a durable tackle-carrying solution that combines the strength of a hard-sided tackle box with the lightweight portability of a soft-sided tackle bag. This innovative design breaks all the rules for traditional tackle storage solutions.
Seaguar,, July 19, 2021—Seaguar, the inventor of fluorocarbon fishing lines, is introducing BasiX Fluorocarbon to meet the demand from anglers who are managing a budget but not willing to sacrifice quality and performance in their fluorocarbon line. “We’ve spent our first 50 years developing high-performance lines and leaders used by pros, captains, guides and avid anglers across the country,” says Gerry Benedicto, Seaguar General Manager. “With BasiX, we’re looking forward to serving the millions of anglers who are either fishing for the first time, getting reacquainted with the sport or managing a tight budget,” he added. [Read more…]
Visser Reels, July 17, 2021—Visser Reels is introducing the Model S series, a higher-level reel from its current number series. The reels will be available in 6 different sizes from the No. 3S to the No. 8S. The all-machined aluminum reels will be manufactured at our Seymour Connecticut location with about 60% valued content from outside the United States.