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IGFA launches world record iPhone app

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The new iPhone app from the IGFA The new iPhone app from the IGFA

Having the information at your fingertips about current world records will let you quickly know if you have a contender or not as well as how to identify it and even log a photo on Facebook.

DANIA BEACH, Fla., USA -- You’re still reeling from your fish fight and the one you just brought to the boat is definitely your biggest yet – but is it an IGFA World Record?  How will you weigh it, and how will you share the moment with your buddies back on land?

Finally, the IGFA has an iPhone app anglers have been asking for. The IGFA Mobile App will amaze your friends and inspire your fishing adventures with all the knowledge you’ll have at your fingertips. You can quickly identify your catches with stunning full-color images, then search for vacant, pending, and standing IGFA World Records, all from this amazing app.

Even if your fish is a pound shy of a record, this app has plenty of functions for every angler. From planning your next trip to tracking your IGFA Slam Club progress to sharing your catches with family and friends, the IGFA Mobile has you covered.

Check out some of its many features:

  • World Record Database - Want to know how your catch measures up to the world’s greatest? The app is automatically updated with the latest records on over 1100 species when it is opened and connected to a cellular or wi-if connection. Great for comparing what you’ve hooked – or planning to fill a vacant record. It’s an IGFA exclusive.
  • IGFA Species ID - Along with marine artists Diane Rome Peebles’ and Duane Ravers’ incredible full-color images of every record game species, the ID descriptions include extensive reference material from the IGFA including thorough habitat information, geographic distribution and anatomy and it’s only available from the experts at the IGFA.
  • My Catches - Take a photo (iPhone 3Gs or 4) of the monster fish you land, enter the details of your fight and upload to Facebook or email with one easy step. On the iPhone or iPad, GPS functions will automatically record the location of your catches as you log them.
  • Quest List – This is for anglers on a mission. Track your progress towards your next IGFA Weight Club (for bass, snook, or bonefish) or IGFA Slam Club. You can also create your own customizable quest.
  • IGFA Weigh Stations - Do you think your catch is close to the current record? One quick tap and you’ll know how close you are to an official IGFA Weigh Station, with maps to help you get there, and it’s also an IGFA exclusive.
  • Trip Planning List - A successful angler is a prepared angler, and using your list will give you the best shot of having a great day on the water.
  • IGFA Rules - Make sure your catch counts every time. Consult the IGFA International Angling Rules – for both conventional and flyrod – to make sure your next catch won’t be disqualified and it’s only available from the IGFA.

So what’s the cost? It’s a one time charge at the introductory price of $8.99. And it also works on the iPad too.

Go to http://www.igfa.org/Fish/IGFA-Mobile.aspx to learn more.







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Comments (5 posted):

mcnerney on 01/11/2010 14:33:00
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Paul: That looks to be a pretty interesting app to have! For me when I lived in Alaska I always wanted to break the King Salmon record, but unfortunately it never happened, but was fun trying. Larry
Editor on 05/11/2010 10:00:01
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I remember seeing a cast of the record king in Soldotna on my one and sadly only visit to Alaska to date - HUGE!!! We were there for silver season and staying on the Kenai. We had bought some cheap spin gear to floatfish egss, etc and one evening one of our group hooked a massive king. We knew it was big but had not idea how big until after an hour or so it breached its head and shoulders out of the water. The collective "oh my god" was quite funny. Had to be 40lb+ at least. Anyway, had it near the net once or twice but it was always in control really and kept kiting back out into the current. After about 2 hours it just decided to turn and head downstream. We could only watch as it spooled him in one long run. Can't wait to get back sometime!
roryseiter on 05/11/2010 15:49:04
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The thought of catching any kind of fish in the necessary size range to be close to a world record boggles my mind. I would freak out if I thought I had the chance of landing a monster. A 40lb Brown Trout?! Are you kidding me? Imagine a Marlin over 1,000 lbs on a fly. I can't
oregonsteel on 05/11/2010 20:45:14
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I remember seeing a cast of the record king in Soldotna on my one and sadly only visit to Alaska to date - HUGE!!! We were there for silver season and staying on the Kenai. We had bought some cheap spin gear to floatfish egss, etc and one evening one of our group hooked a massive king. We knew it was big but had not idea how big until after an hour or so it breached its head and shoulders out of the water. The collective "oh my god" was quite funny. Had to be 40lb+ at least. Anyway, had it near the net once or twice but it was always in control really and kept kiting back out into the current. After about 2 hours it just decided to turn and head downstream. We could only watch as it spooled him in one long run. Can't wait to get back sometime! Probably alot bigger than 40 lbs. That aint poop for a alaskan salmon. Little 9 year old kids* in float tubes catch STEELHEAD that are 40 pounds * 9 year old alaskan boy caught a 42 pound 3 ounce steelhead. Took it to taxidermist thinking it was a salmon, didnt even know it was a world record steelhead!
Editor on 08/11/2010 15:42:54
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Rory - welcome aboard - congratulations on Bloodknot! There are those who take the IGFA thing super serious as you know, going all out to catch records and racking up a hundred or more. There is another angler who is trying to catch more than 1000 species of fish also currently worldwide and is getting very close. Just shows how diverse our fishing brothers and sisters really are. ---------- Post added at 09:42 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:40 AM ---------- * 9 year old alaskan boy caught a 42 pound 3 ounce steelhead. Took it to taxidermist thinking it was a salmon, didnt even know it was a world record steelhead! Awesome - good to know that size of fish is out there same as the 80lb Atlantic Salmon that Nowegian netsmen occasionally catch.
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