The International Game Fish Association announces the imminent
release of its long-awaited history book,
Big Game Fishing Headquarters: A History of the IGFA
Full Scale Release in August
DANIA BEACH, Fla.… After years of anticipation,
the IGFA has announced that it will release a special first edition
of its history book Big Game Fishing Headquarters:
A History of the IGFA later this summer. Written by award-winning
copywriter and IGFA Representative Mike Rivkin, the work is a comprehensive
look at the development
of big game fishing and the IGFA’s pivotal role in same.
The book will focus on the IGFA’s event-filled 66-year history
and include more than 200 heretofore unpublished photographs and
documents from the IGFA’s enormous archives.
“Indeed, this is the first time that the IGFA has ever given
a writer access to the vast store of its internal records,”
commented IGFA President Rob Kramer.
“Every long-time member and friend of the IGFA will be fascinated
by the pioneering photographs and unedited correspondence from the
organization’s earliest days.”
Such compelling personalities as IGFA founder Michael Lerner and
long-time Vice President Ernest Hemingway are reviewed, and early
angling hotspots such as Nova Scotia, Bimini, and Cabo Blanco, Peru
are explored in rich detail.
Other chapters look at the history of the IGFA’s rules of
angling, how world records are set and lost, and the organization’s
all-new Museum and Hall of Fame in Dania Beach, Florida.
The book’s author is 49-year-old Mike Rivkin, a successful
catalogue publisher widely known for his celebrated copywriting
skills. Rivkin is also a veteran offshore angler, member of Catalina
Island’s venerable Tuna Club, and an IGFA Representative;
in short, a perfect choice to author this first-of-its-kind book.
To maximize interest and ensure a rapid sell-through, the IGFA
has limited its first edition printing to only 5,000 copies and
is already accepting reservations for the first 900 (signed and
An excerpt of the book appears in the 2005 edition of the IGFA’s
World Record Game Fishes and a full-scale release is scheduled for
For more details or to reserve your own numbered copy, visit the
IGFA’s website at www.igfa.org
or e-mail email@example.com or call IGFA merchandise coordinator
Crystal Carey at 954-924-4310.