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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...

Report: Climate Change among Threats to Recreational Fishing
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Report: Climate Change among Threats to Recreational Fishing

Bozeman, MT – Today, the American Fly Fishing Trade Association and the AFFTA Fisheries Fund (jointly AFFTA) released a report, “Recommendations to Improve the Health and Sustainability of America’s Marine Fisheries.” The report, developed by a blue-ribbon panel comprised of fishery scientists and managers, provides a focused set of recommendations and lays out the steps needed to...

Fly Fishers International and TU Formalize Conservation Partnership
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Fly Fishers International and TU Formalize Conservation Partnership

Fly Fishers International and Trout Unlimited have entered into a formal conservation partnership, consummating the collective conservation focus of each organization to greater substantive effect. The agreement formally recognizes and acknowledges the shared conservation commitments of FFI and TU on behalf of the organizations’ members and the fly fishing community.  It also establishes communication between the groups as they collaborate on mutual conservation...

Operation Fishing Freedom TV Returns for 6th Season
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Operation Fishing Freedom TV Returns for 6th Season

ARTLETT, Ill.  – The past year was a difficult one. Americans experienced loss in many different ways; loss of life, loss of friends and loved ones, loss of income, and loss of personal freedoms. More than any other time in recent history, perhaps, the turning of the calendar brings hope for a better future –...

NC Outdoor Recreation Coalition Announces New Agenda
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NC Outdoor Recreation Coalition Announces New Agenda

The North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Coalition announced its 2021 Legislative Agenda and elected Dave Petri as its new Board Chair to drive the organization’s work on policy and advocacy objectives. “Although the pandemic delayed our initiatives in 2020, it also served to point out how essential outdoor recreation is to North Carolina, its residents, and...