Four hundred and thirty one catches were approved by the International Game Fish Association as being new World Records last year, but now the organization known for judging angling’s best wants to know – what do YOU think?
For the first time, the IGFA is asking anglers to weigh in on which 2013 World Record stands out as the best of the best for the new Angler’s Choice Award. Of course the contest is completely subjective, but with 10 catches from around the world on species as exotic as roosterfish, as coveted as Papuan black snapper, and as enormous as the 103 lb cod caught in Norway (plus some even bigger), choosing a favorite is sure to be a challenge.
Voting opens March 1st at www.igfa.org/contests/AnglersChoice and anglers can vote once a day throughout the month. Each week the IGFA will randomly select one voter to win a Costa sunglasses gift card, a Fin-Nor LTC20 Star Drag Reel, a limited edition artist proof Guy Harvey print, or the grand prize – a Yeti Tundra Cooler stuffed with IGFA apparel. The more often you vote, the better your chances of winning!
When the contest closes at midnight on March 31st, the contest winner – the angler whose catch received the most votes – will be crowned the first ever Angler’s Choice Award winner and be recognized at the 11th Annual IGFA World Record Achievement Awards. The ceremony will be held at IGFA headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida, USA on April 26, 2014 and the winner will receive a custom trophy from King Sailfish Mounts.
Voting in the IGFA’s Angler’s Choice Award Contest is only open during the month of March, so bookmark www.igfa.org/contests/AnglersChoice and be sure to check back to boost your favorite catch often. You just may become a winner yourself!
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