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Rivkin, Mike

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ISBN 10: 0935217509 / ISBN 13: 9780935217506
Published by Silverfish Press, La Jolla, CA, 2005
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Founded on the eve of war in 1939, the IGFA provided critical assistance to the Allied war effort & went on to redefine angling with rod & reel. Today, its rules & records are recognized by all of sportfishing & its commitment to sporting ethics has been embraced by anglers around the world. Color photos; 9x12 inches, 240 pgs. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Big-Game Fishing Headquarters: A History of the IGFA includes more than 240 pages and hundreds of heretofore unpublished photos and illustrations from the IGFA’s voluminous archives. This is the story of the legendary International Game Fish Association, one of the most remarkable tales in all of sport. Founded on the eve of war in 1939, the IGFA provided critical assistance to the Allied war effort and went on to redefine angling with rod and reel. Today, its rules and records are recognized by all of sportfishing and its commitment to sporting ethics has been embraced by anglers around the world. Other topics covered in this remarkable work include the following: * The Origins of Sport Fishing * Groundbreaking Catches * The Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island * Early Angling Pioneers * A Biography of IGFA Founder Michael Lerner * How the IGFA Began * IGFA’s Pivotal Role During WWII * The Golden Years of Big-Game Fishing * Evolutions in Tackle and Technique * The Rules of Angling * The Stuff of Records * A Look to the Future Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 460017

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Publisher: Silverfish Press, La Jolla, CA

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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This stirring historical account chronicles the evolution of big-game fishing and the legendary International Game Fish Association (IGFA), which was founded in 1939 and continues to be the leading authority on sport fishing, as well as the future of the sport. Hundreds of previously unpublished photos illustrate the hotspots visited by early big-game anglers and the types of tackle they used while a basic history of angling is provided for the recreational angler. Biographies of key IGFA personnel—such as Bill Carpenter and Elwood Harry—and their contributions to the group are examined as is the organization’s role during World War II. No other fishing association has been as influential in the sector of the sporting world as the IGFA and their rules and records continue to set the standard around the world.

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Mike Rivkin is a veteran offshore angler and a member of Catalina Island's venerable Tuna Club. He lives in La Jolla, California.

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