Free to ALL Anglers

IGFA's online courses are designed for any angler who would like to learn more about recreational fishing. Training will be provided on basic and advanced fishing techniques, the conservation of game fish and their habitats, ethical angling practices, and the importance of environmental stewardship. The goal is to not only educate but to encourage anglers to get outside and go fishing in a responsible, ethical, and safe manner!


IGFA's 80th Anniversary

Established in 1939, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making, record keeping and recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the field of angling. While the organization is rooted in record keeping, rule making and game fish conservation, in recent years the IGFA has put new emphasis on educating anglers, especially youth, on the principles of ethical angling and environmental stewardship. The IGFA reached its 80th anniversary on June 7, 2019 and announced a key initiative to teach 100,000 youth around the world to fish to help establish the next generation of educated, ethical, and accomplished anglers. However, anyone can learn to fish!


Fish for the World


    With parent/guardian approval, youth can access and complete a course anywhere around the world and become part of the next generation of ethical, conservation-minded anglers! *Make sure to sign up under the name of the angler completing the course.


    This is an opportunity to learn a variety of angling techniques, tips, and practices from youth anglers, experienced captains, and IGFA educators. Stayed tuned as the IGFA continues to build online courses of angling topics from around the world!


    Upon completion of each course, anglers will receive a Certificate of Recognition from the IGFA to acknowledge your participation in angling history and for your outstanding accomplishment in the field of angling. Don't forget to share!

The International Game Fish Association

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