How to Submit an IGFA World Record

Here’s what to do before, during and after your catch.

Video by: International Game Fish Association

So you caught a huge fish. It must be a record, right? Rather than fumbling through your phone apps to check the current species status, and trying to document everything after the fact, prepare yourself ahead of your fishing trip.

The International Game Fish Association created this video to walk you through the proper practices, the documentation you’ll need and the materials you must provide. While the process is not difficult, it is thorough. Knowing what to do before the adrenaline spikes can save you valuable time and help ensure your catch is fully recognized.