IGFA President Nehl Horton – EP001

IGFA President Nehl Horton – EP001

For the premiere episode of “Reelin’ with the IGFA”, there was really only one choice for a guest: IGFA President Nehl Horton!

Kevin has been good friends with Nehl for over two decades, so as you can imagine, they had some fond memories to share and good stories to tell.  But for Nehl, this was the perfect opportunity to discuss some of the incredible things the International Game Fish Association is doing all over the world.  If you’re new to the IGFA, this episode is a great place to get great information about an outstanding organization (learn more HERE).

The guys also talked with Nehl about some of the things they’ve seen on the IGFA website, including this fantastic photo of Emily Rose Hanzlik.  She caught and released this largemouth bass while fishing the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area in West Palm Beach, FL back on May 8, 2018.  This is an amazing catch for a couple of reasons: first, that HUGE bass may very well earn Emily a world record – it was 7 pounds, 12 ounces!  Yes, that’s amazing, but the best part is this: Emily is only 13 years old!  Kevin, Scott, and Nehl took a moment to really emphasize how important it is for all of us to introduce the next generation to the outdoors in general and fishing in particular.  Kevin found Emily’s photo, and the story to go with it, HERE in the IGFA Photo Gallery of “Hot Catches – May 17, 2018.  Definitely check it out, and see what crazy-looking fish showed up in Iceland!

Nehl also shared a bit about an exciting IGFA initiative called the Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund (WARF).  According to IGFA.org…

Anywhere in the world, on any day, at any time, a thriving recreational fishery can become a wasteland in a matter of hours in a major natural disaster. And the people who often create those recreational fisheries — the captains, guides, crews and outfitters who depend on recreational fishing for their livelihoods— often find themselves in the center of the storm.

To address the impacts of recent disasters and be better prepared to respond to future catastrophes, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has created the Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund (WARF).

It’s a tremendous cause, and if you’d like to become a part of it, click HERE for more information and a chance to give.

The guys didn’t just talk to Nehl.  Be sure to check out the great story from Kevin about landing his first sailfish of the season, and get a little background on both Kevin and Scott, too.

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