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December 06, 2005

A Great Gift for Anglers: 'Big-Game Fishing Headquarters - A History of the IGFA'

Rivkin has included more than 200 heretofore unpublished images from the IGFA's voluminous archives, a rich visual odyssey...

Readers and subscribers of Marlin Magazine will want to catch the excerpts from Mike Rivkin's book "Big-Game Fishing Headquarters - A History of the IGFA" in the Dec/Jan issue of Marling Magazine on newsstands now.


DANIA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Founded on the eve of war in 1939, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) provided critical assistance to the Allied war effort by redesigning the survival kits used by airmen and sailors lost at sea.  After the war, its angling rules and records were adopted by all of sport fishing, and its commitment to sporting ethics has since been embraced by anglers around the world.

Long-time big-game angler Mike Rivkin has written "Big-Game Fishing Headquarters - A History of the IGFA," a compelling history of the evolution of the IGFA, the flowering of big-game fishing, and the people, places, and fish that played major roles in both. It is now available through better bait/tackle and marine supply shops as well as on-line at http://www.igfa.org/.
 
"Other fans often know quite a bit about the history of their sport, but remarkably little has ever been written about the history of big-game fishing," noted Rivkin.  "As a result, anglers like myself who would like to know more about early angling pioneers and hotspots will find this book absolutely enthralling."

Rivkin has included more than 200 heretofore unpublished images from the IGFA's voluminous archives, a rich visual odyssey that weaves its own special magic. He is the first writer ever to be granted unrestricted access to the IGFA's collection.
 
Remarkable early photos include some of the Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island, record catches made on incredibly primitive tackle, and rare imagery of some of the first great angling destinations.

Says Rivkin, "After just a short time on sale, we are nearly sold out of the first 900 signed-and-numbered copies, confirming the great interest that many anglers have in the little-known history of deep-sea fishing."  All remaining copies of the special first-edition printing are expected to be gone within the next few months.

Individuals interested in purchasing "Big-Game Fishing Headquarters - A History of the IGFA" by Mike Rivkin should visit http://www.igfa.org/ or contact Crystal Carey at 954-924-4310 or ccarey@igfa.org . IGFA members save 10% over the $50 list price, and additional dealer discounts are available.