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Regulations & Records

A complete list of the fish and wildlife agencies that manage the rules and regulations in each of the 50 states along with fishing records and world records with the IGFA.

IGFA Announces 2010 Hall of Fame Class
Hattori, Huff, Mathews, Wilson and Wood recognized for their contributions to fishing and will be inducted into the 2010 IGFA Hall of Fame in the fall.

2010 Free Fishing Days
Free fishing days in 2010. No license required.

World Record Bass Accepted by IGFA -- Largemouth Bass in Japa…
Japan’s Manabu Kurita and his monster largemouth bass have been accepted by the IGFA, tying George Perry’s longstanding mark (22 pounds, 4 ounces) as the all-tackle world record for the largemouth bass.

Fly Fishing Could Cost More in Connecticut
Cost of fishing licenses could double in Connecticut.

Brook Trout World Records
A look at world-record brook trout caught on a fly rod.

Smallmouth Bass World Records
A look at the International Game Fish Association world record holders for smallmouth bass caught on a fly rod.

Largemouth Bass World Records
A look at world-record largemouth bass caught on a fly rod.

Brown Trout World Records
A look at world-record brown trout caught on a fly rod.

Rainbow Trout World Records
A look at the world-record rainbow trout caught on a fly rod.

Preventing the Spread of Quagga Mussel
A look at the invasive species recently found in California.

37-Year-Old Trout World Record Falls
World record rainbow trout caught in Canada.

IGFA World Records
A listing of up-to-date world records as kept by the IGFA.

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World Record Alligator Gar? Fly Fishing for Alligator Gar
Most alligator gar world records have come from the South, Thailand, where fly fishing for alligator gar has become a popular sport.

Steve Wozniak Fishing for 1,000 Different Species
Multiple IGFA world record holder Steve Wozniak is fishing for 1,000 different species.

Is Catch-and-Release Legal in No-Take Fisheries?
To allow catch and release fishing in no take waters is an interesting concept because it allows fishing after the limit is achieved.

Should Anglers Keep Undersized Fish if They're Dying?
If I catch an undersized fish that swallows the hook so deep that it starts to bleed from the gills, should the fish still be released even though it will most likely die?

Why King Salmon Should be Released
While fishing yesterday, we boated very few “keeper” king salmon but caught and threw back several good sized silvers. The skipper said they are not endangered, just protected. Why do king salmon (silvers) need to be thrown back?

1,000 Fish Species & Counting: Wozniak Talks About Quest for Thousand Species
Angler Steve Wozniak talks about his quest for 1,000 species, which he accomplished by catching No. 1,000 -- a coalfish -- in Norway on July 21, 2010.

How California DFG Steelhead Report Cards Work
California anglers are required to purchase and fill out steelhead report cards, which provide DFG with data to monitor and manage California's steelhead populations.

2012 IGFA Hall of Fame Inductees
A look at the honorees for the 2012 IGFA Hall of Fame of Fishing.

IGFA Top 10 Lists of Most Popular Fishing Gear
A look at the IGFA's Top 10 lists of the most popular fly fishing gear used to catch world records in 2012.

New Havens for Wild Steelhead
Washington Will Quit Stocking Steelhead on Two Rivers

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