IGFA Announcements Positive for Kiwi Anglers

Recent announcements from the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) have revealed exciting changes for Kiwi anglers. One of New Zealand’s popular inshore sportfish – White (silver) trevally (Pseudocaranx dentex) – has been added as a new entry across Line Class, Tippet Class, Junior, and All-Tackle Length World Record categories, introducing 36 new open record categories. With a current IGFA All-Tackle weight of 15.25 kilograms (33 pounds, 9 ounces), the white trevally boasts a large range in Oceania. The minimum length for the All-Tackle Length categories is 55cm.

In addition, snapper (squirefish) have been added to the IGFA Slam & Trophy Club Program, with the Trophy Snapper Club minimum size requirement being 25lb (11.3kg) or 85cm. Kiwi angler Sabin Arackal recently became the first member of the newly introduced IGFA Trophy Snapper Club with the submittal of an impressive 11.85-kilogram (26-pound, 2-ounce) snapper landed on October 3, 2020. Per the regulations, past catches are eligible for the IGFA Trophy Fish Clubs as long as the proper documentation can be provided.

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- NZ Fishing News

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