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IGFA Announces Annual Awards
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IGFA Announces Annual Awards

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) today announced the recipients of its 2021 Annual Awards, which includes the Barry M. Fitzpatrick Conservation Award, Gil Keech Heavy Tackle Award, Bob Herder Light Tackle Award, and the Chester H. Wolfe Sportsmanship Award.   This year’s award winners include the powerful international nonprofit Wild Salmon Center (Barry...

OWAA Reschedules In-Person Conference to Oct. 3-6
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OWAA Reschedules In-Person Conference to Oct. 3-6

Missoula, Mont. — The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) announces a change of dates for its 2021 in-person conference, moving the event from July to October 3-6, 2021 at Jay Peak, Vermont. The organization also selected host destinations for its 2022 and 2023 conferences, naming Casper, Wyoming, and Gulf Shores, Alabama, as event hosts,...

Registration for 2021 POMA Business Conference Now Open
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Registration for 2021 POMA Business Conference Now Open

Registration is now open for POMA’s 15th Annual Business Conference happening June 15-17, 2021 in Franklin, Tennessee. The conference will consist of three exciting days of educational and networking opportunities. There’s plenty to see and do in and around Franklin and Visit Franklin CVB will be happy to provide information for activities before and after...

Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Partners with Bass Fishing Archives
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Bass Fishing Hall of Fame Partners with Bass Fishing Archives

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame has partnered with noted bass fishing historian and writer Terry Battisti, the creator of the Bass Fishing Archives (BFA), to publicize, enhance and build upon BFA’s existing trove of historical data, interviews and recollections. The Bass Fishing Archives website (www.bass-archives.com) comprises the most detailed and comprehensive set...

BTT to Induct Legendary Guides into Circle of Honor
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BTT to Induct Legendary Guides into Circle of Honor

Miami, FL– Captain Bob Branham and the late Captain Bill Curtis will be inducted April 22 into the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Circle of Honor, which recognizes legendary anglers, fishing guides and conservation leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation of the bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries.   “It’s fitting that these two...

IGFA Adopts New Language for Electric Reels
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IGFA Adopts New Language for Electric Reels

DANIA BEACH, FL  – The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) recently announced that it is adopting new language to the organization’s rules pertaining to the use of power-driven reels, most commonly referred to as “electric reels.” These reels have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially within the recreational swordfish fishery. To preface the new language...

New BWI Officers & Directors Elected for 2021
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New BWI Officers & Directors Elected for 2021

BWI members elected two new and one returning Directors in early 2021. Subsequently, the Board appointed a Director to fill a vacancy and elected three Officers to lead the organization. New to the Board are Steve Davis and Adam Quandt with Ben Stein returning to a full three-year term. Alan Jones was appointed to fill...

IGFA Reschedules Tommy Gifford Awards
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IGFA Reschedules Tommy Gifford Awards

DANIA BEACH, FL The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) announced today that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization would once again postpone the 2020 IGFA Tommy Gifford Awards Ceremony, which had been rescheduled for March 2021.   Originally scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020, the event was then postposed to March 26, 2021. However due to...

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Anglers Score in Dania Beach
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Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Anglers Score in Dania Beach

Ladies from regions of Florida plus other states learned skills and released fish at the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Bass Pro Shops Dania Beach, FL. Classes and fishing were conducted from 10 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let’s Go...

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Ben Bulis stepping down as AFFTA President

BOZEMAN, MT – It’s with the sincerest gratitude for his years of service that the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) announces the resignation of Ben Bulis, AFFTA’s President. Bulis joined AFFTA in April of 2012 as an Interim GM and quickly moved into the President role, where over the last 8 years he’s been...